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Food, Risk and PoliticsScare, Scandal and Crisis – Insights Into the RiskPolitics of Food Safety$
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Ed Randall

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780719072307

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719072307.001.0001

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Dioxin – scares without borders

Dioxin – scares without borders

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Food, Risk and Politics

Ed Randall

Manchester University Press

This chapter deals with the contamination of animal feed with dioxin and other persistent and harmful chemicals that can accumulate in the human body. The strength of the public's reaction to news that food supplies had been contaminated, the political consequences of that news, the amplification of public anxiety about exposure to contaminated food products within Belgium and around the world, and the willingness of governments and international authorities, outside of Belgium and on the basis of quite limited information, to criticise the Belgian authorities, makes the dioxin crisis a particularly instructive and interesting case study.

Keywords:   animal feed, dioxin, food contamination, Belgium

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