Type
Partie ou chapitre de livre
Titre
Is it just about trust ? The partial reform of French food safety regulation
Dans
What’s the Beef? The Contested Governance of European Food Safety
Auteur(s)
CLERGEAU Christophe - Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Auteur)
BESANÇON Julien - Centre de sociologie des organisations (Auteur)
BORRAZ Olivier - Centre de sociologie des organisations (Auteur)
ANSELL Christopher - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
VOGEL David - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Éditeur
Cambridge : MIT Press
Pages
125 - 152 p.
ISBN
9780262511926
Mots clés
sécurité alimentaire, scandales sanitaires, santé
Résumé
EN
Food safety has been a state prerogative in France in the beginning of the twentieth century. Yet it became a major political issue only recently, gaining top priority on the political agenda in the wake of the BSE crisis of 1996. Two reasons account for this. First, the BSE crisis revealed important dysfuntions in both beef industry practices and their supervision by the state, echoing similar dysfuntions in the UK and later Germany, and undermining public trust toward food products. Second, the blood transfusion scandal of the mid- 1980s, with its political and administrative repercussions, promoted health safety as a priority on the political agenda along with issues of political accountability. To most observers, BSE seemed to reproduce the same mecanisms as the blood transfusion scandal, albeit in a different sector, but typical of a snow-balling of crises (see chapter 1, this volume). Food safety became a sub-category of the more general theme of health safety. [first paragraph]

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