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FSMA – Why White House Should Finalize the Rules with Michele Simon, Policy Consultant for the Center for Food Safety. Michele Simon is a public health lawyer who has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. She specializes in legal strategies to counter corporate tactics that harm the public’s health. For 4.5 years she served as research and policy director for Marin Institute (now Alcohol Justice), an alcohol industry watchdog group. Her 2007 report on alcoholic energy drinks led to a federal ban on these dangerous products. Michele Simon has taught Health Policy at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and lectures frequently on corporate tactics and policy solutions. She has authored the thesebooks: Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back. She is also president of Eat Drink Politics. Simon has a master’s degree in public health from Yale University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Agenda: 1. Michelle's introduction. 2. What is the Food Safety Modernization Act? 3. What are the goals of FSMA? 4. How will FSMA protect consumers? 5. Why is it being stalled? 6. What about funding for implementation? 7. Are user fees the way to fund FMSA? 8. Current and future projects. Contact: Michele Simon, JD, MPH Policy Consultant for the Center for Food Safety. President, Eat Drink Politics www.eatdrinkpolitics.com/ Direct: (510) 465-0322 Author, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back www.AppetiteForProfit.com http://twitter.com/MicheleRSimon
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