Food Safety, Assistance and U.S. Programs

Eduardo Wong

Series: Government Procedures and Operations
BISAC: POL030000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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The first chapter of this book provides a foundation for discussing error and fraud in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and for evaluating policy proposals. The second chapter gives an overview of the major federal programs that provide food assistance within the US and the territories. The third chapter discusses the role of nutrition labeling in obesity management and prevention. It also identifies issues for Congress and flags stakeholders’ concerns regarding FDA final menu labeling rule. The next chapter presents an overview of FDARA (Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act) by title and section, providing a narrative context for each title, as well as a brief description of each section. The final chapter provides an overview of the federal food safety system.


Chapter 1. Errors and Fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (pp. 1-88)
(Daniel R. Cline and Randy Alison Aussenberg)

Chapter 2. Nutrition Labeling of Restaurant Menu and Vending Machine Items (pp. 89-120)
(Agata Dabrowska)

Chapter 3. FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA, P.L. 115-52) (pp. 121-156)
(Amanda K. Sarata, Agata Dabrowska, Judith A. Johnson and Susan Thaul)

Chapter 4. The Federal Food Safety System: A Primer (pp. 157-186)
(Renée Johnson)

Index (pp. 187)

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