In 2006 FSANZ commissioned the University of New South Wales to prepare a literature review on Food Regulation: Public policy approaches and issues. The review was prepared by Dr Linda Botterill and sets out the following:
- a brief history of food regulation,
- the role of government and the role of values in the policy process,
- the role of the state in a liberal democracy, and
- the role of food in our lives.
The paper then draws these ideas together in a case study of the contemporary debate over appropriate government responses to obesity and overweight, in an attempt to highlight the role facts, values and evidence play in policy development.
Food Regulation: Public policy approaches and issues (pdf 130kb)