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Food Safety Offenses in New South Wales, Australia: A Critical Appreciation of Their Complexities
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety (2013)
  • Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, University of Wollongong
  • S M Solaiman, University of Wollongong
Abstract

Food is essentially a primary need of all life to remain alive. Faults or carelessness of human beings renders foods unsafe, which may cause disease and death. This article examines selected food safety offenses of New South Wales aimed at assessing their definitional clarity and penal rationality looking through the lens of an offender's culpability. It carries out a critical analysis based on archival materials and concludes that the present offense provisions hold significant merits to regulate food safety; however, further clarity of their inherent complexities could enhance their efficacy.

Keywords
  • NSW,
  • Australia,
  • Food Safety Offenses,
  • Mens Rea,
  • Actus Reus
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter December 17, 2013
Citation Information
Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali and S M Solaiman. "Food Safety Offenses in New South Wales, Australia: A Critical Appreciation of Their Complexities" Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety Vol. 13 Iss. 1 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/abunoman_ataharali/6/