Legal Background of Food Safety Violation Internationally and in Saudi Arabia

Samah Al Agha


Tackling food safety violations worldwide in general and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in particular is a major global concern that requires ongoing evaluation and revision of the food control systems and laws. This paper addresses the legal classification of food safety violations by reviewing and examining several cases of food safety violations in different countries, including Saudi Arabia. The study is based on theoretically driven research methods.It examines primary and secondary resources on the topic such as laws, precedents, academic books, journal articles and reliable
websites. It concludes with some recommendations that could contribute to minimizing (if not preventing) food safety violations.


Forensic Science, Islamic Sharia, Food Safety Violation, Civil Liability, Strict Liability.

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