Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2009

220 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719081286

Bookseller Code (06)


Cheated not poisoned?

Food regulation in the United Kingdom, 1875-1938

Michael French and Jim Phillips

Published by Manchester University Press

  • This book provides the first comprehensive evaluation of Britain's food laws from the 1860s to 1930s and the first analysis of the Victorian anti-adulteration legislation for 25 years Interdisciplinary in its approach, gathering perspectives from economic, business, social and medical history Brings historical perspectives to the pressing contemporary debate about food safety and appropriate forms of regulation Explains the origins of the present system and offers a guide to the sort of influences and arguments which shape present day policies on food including the new Food Standards Agency