Modern food legislation is based on international principles and standards. ... Generally “food law” is used to apply to legislation which regulates the production, trade and handling of food and hence covers the regulation of food control, food safety and relevant aspects of food trade.
Modern day food safety regulations were developed on sound scientific principles to protect consumers from incidents of foodborne illness and death. Food represents one of the largest globally traded commodities and can pose a major safety risk if not controlled. With globalization, the supply chain must be carefully monitored to ensure imports meet food safety regulations and are free from tampering.