Science and Policy Seminar to Examine Food Safety Systems

March 4th, 2003

AMES, Iowa — Food safety science and policy will be the topic of a panel discussion to be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Gallery of the Iowa State University Memorial Union. The seminar will focus on how science helps identify potential food safety problems to prevent foodborne illnesses.

Catherine Woteki, dean of the College of Agriculture; James Dickson, microbiology chair; and Helen Jensen, economics professor, will participate in a panel discussion about HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Regulations). The seminar is titled "Food Safety: How Has Science Shaped the Development of HACCP Regulations and Policy?" It is sponsored by the Global Agricultural Science and Policy Initiative supported by an endowment to the agronomy department. The seminar also is sponsored by the Office of Biotechnology; the Government Student Body lectures committee; and the departments of botany, plant pathology, political science and sociology.

The seminar is part of the Science and Policy Seminar Series. One purpose of the series is to increase understanding of the impact of science and scientists on the establishment of public policies and regulations.

Contacts: 

Clare Hinrichs, Sociology, (515) 294-5154
Barbara McManus, Agricultural Communications, (515) 294-0707