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Title: Food regulations and enforcement in Portugal
Author: Mil-Homens, Ana Sofia
Moura, Ana Pinto de
Cunha, Luís Miguel
Keywords: Food fraud
Food safety enforcement
Official control
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: This work aims to provide an introduction to food regulation and enforcement systems in Portugal, especially regarding the Portuguese country profile and organization of the competent authorities in the official control of foodstuffs, particularly the Food Safety and Economic Authority. This is a law enforcement body with police powers, responsible for the inspection of economic activity and the official control of foodstuffs, ensures risk assessment, risk management and risk communication. It also provides an overview of the food fraud framework in Europe and Portugal, considering the powers of the Portuguese Authorities and the measures to combat food fraud.
Peer review: yes
ISBN: 978-0-08-100596-5
Appears in Collections:Ciências da Vida - Capítulos/artigos em livros internacionais / Book chapters/papers in international books

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