Food Safety Issues in International Trade
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Schmidt, Ronald H., Robert P. Bates, Douglas L. Archer, and Keith R. Schneider. 2004. “Food Safety Issues in International Trade: FSHN034/FS100, 3/2003”. EDIS 2004 (8). Gainesville, FL.


With the formation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, specific principles and rules were conceived. These rules, or Sanitary & Phytosanitary Measures (e.g., SPS Agreement), relate to three primary issues or concerns: food safety, animal health, and plant health. While still controversial, the WTO/SPS Agreement does provide for more detailed control of food safety concerns and for more standardization and harmonization regarding rules and regulations. This document is FSHN034, one of a series of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida. Publication: March 2003.
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