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Looking back at the period before the mid-1980s, when food hygiene and public health were the highest concerns on the food safety regulatory agenda, strategies to manage food risk depended heavily upon sciencebased, technological approaches. Under the regulatory regimes that were in place then, food and agricultural production systems were regarded as being safe unless proven otherwise by technical and quantitative analyses. In this way, the state had a rational and scientific basis on which to rest relevant public health and food quality assurance policies.
Part IV of the book takes a more conceptual frame looking at aspects of: the management of risk (Chapter 9); the role of the precautionary principle (Chapter 10); and the positioning of global regulatory mechanisms (Chapter 11). In the concluding chapter (Chapter 12) we assess whether this model of regulation in the EU and the UK is sustainable, and whether it represents a palliative or a long-term solution to the continued governance of food in the 21st century. New challenges face the model of food governance analysed in this volume; and these provide a rich empirical and theoretical terrain to study the agri-food sector as a key arena for the broader understanding of economy, polity and spatial relationships.
1 below. There is now wider recognition that the above factors have been guiding how the public perceive food risks. This has challenged conventional food regulatory practices with their reliance on a combination of science, technology and expert advice to allay public fears. Governments across the EU began to acknowledge that the conventional approach dealt poorly with the crucial issue of scientific uncertainty. And, whilst absolute guarantees about the safety of foods cannot be given, or indeed, are not expected by the public, the fear that lives and wellbeing are being exposed to ‘manufactured risks’ raised public expectations for improvements in food regulation.