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Symposium on Food Irradiation

Sponsored by the Cancer Prevention Coalition

Learn more about this controversial health issue from industry, government officials, independent scientific experts, and consumer advocates.

The Symposium will include sessions on:

  • Irradiation Technologies           
  • Regulatory History                   
  • Toxicology and Nutrition          
  • Is Food Irradiation Necessary?
  • Public Policy                            
June 15, 2001
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Pharmacy
833 S. Wood Street
Room 36 (Lower Level)

To register, call (312) 670-2800



SYMPOSIUM ON FOOD IRRADIATION

LOCATION: UIC COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
833 S. WOOD STREET, ROOM 36 (LOWER LEVEL)

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION: 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

  • Samuel S. Epstein, M.D.
PANEL 1: 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Irradiation Technologies
  • Michelle Marcotte, Consultant for IBA
    Marcotte Consulting, Inc.
    31 Shadetree Cr., Ottawa Canada K2E7R3
    (613) 727-1469 email: marcotte@magi.com

  • Dr. Donal Day
    University of Virginia Department of Physics
    382 McCormick Rd., P.O. Box 400714, Charlottesville, VA 22904
    (804) 924-6566 email: dbd@virginia.edu

  • Questions from audience
BREAK - 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

PANEL 2: 11:00 - 12:00 noon
Regulatory History

  • George Pauli
    Director, Division of Product Policy, FDA Office of Premarket Approval
    200 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20204
    (202) 418-3090 email: gpauli@cfsan.fda.gov

  • Peter Jenkins, J.D.
    Attorney/Policy Analyst
    Center for Food Safety
    666 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 302, Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 547-9359 email: jenkinsbiopolicy@msn.com

  • Questions from audience
LUNCH - 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

PANEL 3: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Risks of Irradiated Food: Toxicology and Nutrition

  • Dr. Donald Thayer
    USDA-Agriculture Research Service
    Eastern Regional Research Center
    600 East Mermaid Lane
    Wyndmoor, PA 19038
    (215) 233-6582 email: dthayer@arserrc.gov

  • Samuel S. Epstein, M.D.
    emeritus Professor environmental and occupational medicine
    University of Illinois School of Public Health
    2121 W. Taylor Street, MC 922, Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 996-2297 email: epstein@uic.edu

  • Dr. Vijayalaxmi
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78284
    (210) 567-5576 email: vijay@uthscsa.edu
PANEL 4: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Is Food Irradiation Necessary?
  • Jim Bernon, National Joint Council of Food Inspection Locals
    American Federation of Government Employees
    59 Tiny Kingdom Road, Remlap, Alabama 35133
    (205) 680-5549

  • Dr. Robert Elder
    USDA-Agriculture Research Service
    Southern Plains Area Research Center
    2881 F & B Road, College Station, TX
    (979) 260-3755 email: elder@ffsru.tamu.edu

  • Questions from audience
PANEL 5: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Public Policy: Moderator Quentin Young, M.D.
  • Senator Richard Durbin (response pending)
    SD-332 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    (202) 224-2152 email: dick@durbin.senate.gov

  • Thomas Gauza
    Director of Constituent Services and Legal Counsel
    Senator Peter Fitzgerald
    230 S. Dearborn, #3900
    Chicago, IL 60604
    (312) 886-3506

  • Wenonah Hauter
    Director, Public Citizen's Energy and Environment Program
    215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20036
    (202) 454-5150 email: whauter@citizen.org

  • George Pauli
    FDA

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