Resource for journalists writing about proposed F.D.A. pet food safety measures


Image: D StraussIn the wake of multiple deaths of American pets due to contaminated pet food, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has proposed for the first time a rule to safeguard animal feed and pet food. The rule calls for facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for animals be required to adhere to stepped up manufacturing practices, implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls. The FDA plans three public meetings on the proposed rule.

For perspectives on this issue, please consider as a resource Fairfield University faculty member Debra M. Strauss, J.D., associate professor of business law, Charles F. Dolan School of Business and a Food and Drug Law Institute Scholar:

  • Dr. Strauss has been noted for presenting models for food security and the labeling and monitoring of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food.  Her articles on food safety, international law and trade, ethical, intellectual property, sustainability, and legal liability aspects of GMOs have been published in prominent journals such as the Food and Drug Law Journal, Journal of Food Law & Policy, Stanford Journal of International Law, American Business Law Journal, Journal of Legal Studies in Business, and The International Lawyer. 

Image: MILODr. Strauss's work has been cited by legal authorities and the courts as well as by other academics. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell University and Yale Law School.

For background information on Dr. Strauss and her research:

http://www.fairfield.edu/lassochannel/academic/profile/index.lasso?id=217
 

http://ssrn.com/author=1078423

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 5, 2013

Vol. 46, No. 109