Prof. Andrea Stazi and Riccardo Jovine’s new paper on Food Traceability in Europe, the US and China: Comparative Law and Technological Regulation, was published in BioLaw Journal, no. 2/2022.

Abstract: The issue of traceability in the food sector lies within the framework of a multiplicity of principles ranging from product identification to data recording, information integration, and accessibility. Traceability responds to a recent need for market and consumer protection which has driven and is still driving policies of major world

powers in the food industry and beyond such as the European Union, the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China. 

In a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective, food regulation poses scientific, economic, legal and technological challenges. 

Thus, on the one hand, food regulation builds upon the concepts of coexistence,  right  to  know,  and  precautionary  principle.  On  the  other  hand,  innovation through emerging technologies such as blockchain foreshadows new organisational and regulatory models for a more effective management of traceability systems within the food supply chain.