Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


School of Law


Food safety is an alarming issue in Indonesia which has enacted numerous laws and regulations and established several regulatory bodies to regulate unsafe food. Nonetheless, the regulation remains largely ineffective. This study investigates the effectiveness of food safety regulation with a special reference to the performance of the National Agency for Drug and Food Control (NADFC) as the main body entrusted with the responsibility to conduct this regulation. This thesis presents qualitative research carried out by employing a desktop study method that involves collating and evaluating available information from various sources. The rules and regulations governing food safety in Indonesia are examined viewing through their equivalents mainly in New South Wales, Australia (NSW). NSW has been chosen because of its wider recognition as a successful regime in regulating food safety.

FoR codes (2020)

4803 International and comparative law, 4899 Other law and legal studies



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