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FSN 436
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FSN 436 Food Law Syllabus
Course Objectives
The objective of this course is to provide a general overview of food laws and regulations,
and to assist students in finding sources of information pertaining to food laws and
regulations.
Learning Outcomes
Following successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Use federal and state websites to locate information relating to food laws and
regulations.
2. Understand the law making process as it applies to food and food technology
3. Assist consumers in understanding and interpreting information on food labels.
4. Discuss the major food law legislation and its importance to current regulations.
5. Discuss the role of regulatory agencies in enforcing current food laws.
6. Understand the principles of risk/benefit.
7. Improve written communication skills.
Upon completion of this course, students are familiar with navigating the various state,
federal and international databases that cover Food Law.
Contact Information
Course Faculty: Alfred A. Bushway
5735 Hitchner Hall, Room 204
School of Food and Agriculture
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5735
Phone: 207-581-1625; Fax: 207-581-1636
Email: alfred.bushway@umit.maine.edu or bushway@maine.edu
Email is the most convenient way to contact me, but you can contact me to set up an
appointment.
Office Hours: by appointment
Instructional Materials and Methods:
Students will be provided with a list of websites where information on each of the lecture
topics can be found. These will include websites for the Food and Drug Administration, United
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States Department of Agriculture and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural
Resources, and the Institute of Food Technologists.
Course Infrastructure and Access 1:
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You will need to access the Internet for this class. High-speed Internet access (cable or DSL) is
required. Lecture notes and links to related World Wide Web pages are provided through the
Internet. This class cannot be accessed through FirstClass; you must use your Internet browser
to reach https://www.courses.maine.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp .We recommend
using Mozilla Firefox as your Internet browser because it seems to work better with
Blackboard than does Internet Explorer. You may download Mozilla at
http://www/mozilla.com/en-US/.
Several files on the website are available as Adobe pdf files. If you do not have Adobe Reader
software, you may download a free copy at: http://www/acrobat-hq.com/.
Course Infrastructure and Access 2:
Reaching the Course Homepage:
Using an Internet browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox, go to the University homepage
(http://www.umaine.edu/). Under the heading Academics, you will find a link to Blackboard
where you can drag and drop the site to your desktop. If you wish to key in the actual
address: https://www.courses.maine.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp
Usually, your login will be the same as your UNET or Mainestreet information, for example
Jane.Doe and the associated pass word. You will see a Login button, a click here will display
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you can enter the main class web page
Technical support can be obtained by contacting Technical Support Services at
Help@umit.maine.edu or calling 1-877-947-HELP.
Course Requirements:
Grading
Essay topics
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