Who's Minding the Store? - The Current State of Food Safety and How it Can be Improved - Friday and Saturday, April 11 & 12, 2008
Food Safety conference at Seattle University, Organized and Co-Sponsored by: William D. Marler, Marler Clark LLP PS, and Kenneth M. Odza, Stoel Rives LLP
"Few subjects draw more immediate attention or concern than the safety of the food we eat. Recent years have included a plethora of food warnings and recalls, raising new questions about the quality and integrity of our existing system for assuring food safety. Seattle was the epicenter of the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak that sickened 600 and killed four 15 years ago. In addition to explaining how our present system works, this program is intended to discuss how changing consumer preferences are affecting the development and distribution of food, examine whether Federal, state and industry oversight roles are changing, and discuss how the regulatory and judicial processes can be most efficiently balanced. Participants include international, national and local representatives of government, the food industry, consumer organizations and scientists."
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Seattle University School of Law