Kunal Sachdev and Thunyaporn Chartisathian contributed the article on food laws to the latest issue of the TCCC newsletter. The article outlines the regulatory framework in Thailand in relation to specific food ingredients, processes for purchase and consumption and food safety.
The article outlines the regulatory framework in Thailand in relation to specific food ingredients, processes for purchase and consumption and food safety. It describes the principles that are contained in several legislative instruments such as the Food Act B.E. 2522 (1979), the Consumer Protection Act B.E. 2522 (1979) and the Product Liability Act B.E. 2551 (2008) which work together to uphold the “neighbor principle”, whereby “you must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbor”. The neighbor in this instance was defined as “persons who are so closely and directly affected by my act that I ought reasonably to have them in contemplation as being so affected when I am directing my mind to the acts or omissions which are called in question”. DFDL, having conducted food production legal compliance reviews in the past, can confirm that Thai food producers take these regulatory requirements seriously and that there is no risk of finding a snail in the purchased food from supermarkets.
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