December 02, 2009
Food Blogs in the ABA Top 100 blogs -- Marlerblog and FDA Law Blog
Two of my favorite blogs have made the Third Annual ABA Journal Blawg 100. The ABA (American Bar Association) invites online readers to vote for their favorites.
Bill Marler's MarlerBlog has been my favorite source of food safety information. Bill posts often, uses humor and graphics, and is right on top of every foodborne pathogen outbreak. Here's what the ABA says:
Marler Blog is the flagship of Seattle lawyer Bill Marler’s fleet of 10 blogs devoted to food-borne illness. It covers reports of outbreaks and adds commentary on how governments and corporations should respond to them.
Quick Take: Marler took his show on the road, appearing on Larry King Live in October as an expert on food-borne illness.
FDA Law Blog covers everything to do with the FDA, which means a lot of drug and medical device news that mostly goes over my head, but when there is Food News from FDA, this blog is really helpful in clarifying the legal issues and providing context.
At FDA Law Blog, lawyers from Hyman, Phelps & McNamara in Washington, D.C., cover conferences, court rulings and Federal Trade Commission actions related to the Food and Drug Administration, as well as FDA announcements and draft guidance documents. It also tracks legislation and citizen petitions related to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Quick Take: Reader Cheryl Graham works at the FDA but says she depends on the blog for up-to-date regulatory information. “There is no one within the agency that does what this blog provides.”
August 25, 2009
U Arkansas LLM Program now includes Food Law
From Agricultural Law Blog, posted by Professor Susan A. Schneider, LLM program director:
I am pleased to announce that we passed the final administrative hurdle and can now officially describe our LL.M. Program at the University of Arkansas School of Law as the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law.
Since 1980, we have been the only U.S. law school offering an LL.M. degree in Agricultural Law, and we are now leading the way with the only LL.M. in Food Law. We offer specialized Food Law courses in addition to our regular agricultural law curriculum, and we integrate food law into the existing agricultural law courses. This allows us to address the full spectrum of law and policy issues surrounding our food system, from the perspective of the farmer, the processor, the wholesaler, the retailer, and ultimately the consumer. In the coming months, we will be celebrating our name change and embarking on a new marketing campaign.