Comparative Consumer Law and Food Safety

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Il laboratorio è finalizzato ad approfondire le correlazioni tra diritto dei consumi e sicurezza alimentare nel quadro del diritto italiano e sovranazionale, con particolare riguardo all'esperienza giuridica europea. Esso presterà attenzione specifica alla comparazione tra la EU Law on Food Information to Consumers (Reg. (EU) 1169/2011), la General Food Law Regulation (Reg. (EC) 178/2002) e la Novel Foods Regulation (Reg. (EU) 2283/2015). Alcuni approfondimenti saranno dedicati allo studio del rapporto tra 'food law' e 'consumer rights to adequate food', sia in riscontro delle dinamiche giuridiche connesse al cibo come strumento di identità culturale, sia in riferimento alle implicazioni concernenti la 'environmental sustainability'.
Expected learning outcomes
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First trimester
Course syllabus
Through 10 lessons, the course aims to deepen the correlations between consumer law and food law within the framework of Italian and EU law. It will pay specific attention to the comparison between the EU Law on Food Information to Consumers (Reg. EU 1169/2011), the General Food Law Regulation (Reg. EC 178/2002) and the Novel Foods Regulation (Reg. EU 2283/2015). Some in-depth studies will be devoted to the analysis of the relationship between 'food law' and 'consumer rights to adequate food', in response to the legal dynamics of food as cultural identity tool and in reference to the implications concerning environmental sustainability.
Prerequisites for admission
Comparative Private Law, Public Law, EU Law
Teaching methods
Traditional lectures with innovative teaching tools in order to promote a better learning of the topics covered by the course, as well as the development of critical student skills. The course is enriched by a bibliographic and / or jurisprudential support for attending students, which is regularly provided by the teacher through the Ariel Unimi platform.
Teaching Resources
For the exclusive use of attending students, bibliographic material will be available on the Ariel platform.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Attendance at lectures (at least 80% ) and participation in group work are mandatory. The course will close with a final test, which consists of a dissertation prepared by 3 students and debated in the classroom, regarding one of the food law issues addressed during the course itself.
IUS/02 - COMPARATIVE PRIVATE LAW - University credits: 3
Laboratories: 20 hours
Professor: Lanni Sabrina