Research & Education: Artisan Food Processing, Food Safety Regulation, Actor-Network Theory

Welcome to my professional and scholarly portfolio.

I have been engaged in sustainable food and farming systems in the Great Lakes area of the US since 1995 as a non-profit administrator, scholar, and instructor.

My current work is driven by an overarching interest in bridging the perspectives of small processors and food safety regulators and building mutual understanding between them. I am particularly curious about the interactions between producers and inspectors during enforcement of regulations, and I am intrigued by the idea that policy is made in enforcement just as it is made in more formal policymaking processes.

This site presents my outreach to small-scale food producers and my research on the food safety regulation of artisan food processors. It offers resources and articles and describes my academic research (theory and all) in everyday language.

Outreach and scholarship includes:

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  • Buckley, Jenifer A. 2015. Food safety regulation and small processing: A case study of interactions between processors and inspectors. Food Policy 51: 74-82.

Available in a few ways: 1) on request; 2) at for journal subscribers; or 3) in manuscript form.

“...I am intrigued by the idea that policy is ‘made’ in enforcement just as it is made in more formal policy-making processes.”