The twenty-first century, on the back of the food scares of the 1990s, begins with the landmark general food Regulation (EC) 178/2002 and a drive for greater consistency, flexibility and speed of response in the development of food law through the use of regulations in place of directives. Food hygiene and food labelling are subject to major reform and other key measures concern organic agriculture, genetically modified foods and nutrition and health claims. Horse meat in processed beef products puts food traceability on the political agenda. Elliot Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks and creation of a Food Crime Unit. The missed opportunity of CAP reform and the future of raw milk.