TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT…
As you consider stories on food contamination and the federal government's
attempts to protect public health, please consider these programs
and experts from the University of Houston:
The University of Houston Law Center's Health Law and Policy Institute
has insights on the legal diminsions of this issue. Among the courses
taught at the institute is Food and Drug Law, which deals with the
federal government’s attempts to protect the public health
and individual welfare in the development and marketing of foods,
drugs, medical devices and cosmetics. The course focuses on the
federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, with particular emphasis on
the regulation of drugs, nutritional supplements and medical devices.
Law Professor Richard Alderman, director of the
Center for Consumer Law who is known by the moniker "The People's
Lawyer" for his efforts to educate the public on the law, can
respond to inquiries about consumer law. He can be reached at 713-743-2227
Nancy Graves, in the College of Hotel and Restaurant
Managment, is a registered dietician and an associate professor.
Her expertise covers food service preparation and nutrition. Reach
Professor Graves at 713-743-2426 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julianna Szilagyi, a professor in the College
of Pharmacy, has expertise in naturally occurring toxins (mushrooms,
insects, etc.), household toxins and pesticides. She can be reached
at 713-743-1259 or email@example.com.
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