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FSC 178 - Food Laws, Regulations, Inspection, and Grading

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The main CFR titles for food-related regulations are:
7 (USDA), 9 (USDA), 21 (FDA), and 40 (EPA)

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Magnuson, B., I. Munro, P. Abbot, N. Baldwin, R. Lopez-Garcia, K. Ly, L. McGirr, A. Roberts, and S. Socolovsky. 2013. "Review of the regulation and safety assessment of food substances in various countries and jurisdictions." Food Additives And Contaminants: Part A -- Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure And Risk Assessment 30, no. 7: 1147-1220.

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