Date of Award

January 2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Technology Leadership and Innovation

First Advisor

Chad Laux

Committee Member 1

Mathias Sutton

Committee Member 2

Shweta Chopra


The primary goal of this thesis is to compare the Codex Standard 72-1981 and the U.S. Code of Federal Regulation Title 21,part 107 (U.S. Regulation) to explore the advantages and disadvantages of each regulation. Both of the regulations are infant formula safety regulations. The researcher adopted qualitative research methods of comparative study and interviewing. The comparative study generated the themes for interview questions. Then, the researcher interviewed the subject matter professionals from academia and private sector to evaluate the similarities and di↵erences of the two regulations. Based on the results, the two regulations share similarities in many rules. Both of the regulations are good but there are subjects that can be improved.