Food Safety Regulation in the United States: An Empirical and Theoretical Examination
By Tomohide Yasuda
This article appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of The Independent Review

Despite increases in the budgets of the government agencies that oversee food safety regulation, official statistics show no clear sign of reductions in food-borne-disease outbreaks and cases. The poor record of food safety regulations, combined with the practical impossibility of successful government intervention in the food safety market, means that government intervention cannot provide the level of food safety that consumers demand.

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