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Diana R.H. Winters

Diana R.H. Winters
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Diana R. H. Winters is an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Her research involves issues of food safety and the decision-making processes of federal agencies. Previously she was the Health Law Scholar at Boston University Law School and Assistant Solicitor General with the New York Attorney General’s Office. She holds a J.D. from New York University and a Ph.D. in American Civilization from Harvard University.

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FDA Should Expand Focus and Adopt Food Systems Approach to Safety


Want to hear something delicious? Recently the Food and Drug Administration reported that 12 percent of all U.S. spice imports were contaminated with non-spice-like objects, including whole insects and rodent hairs. As Americans, we are lucky to have FDA, which has been (for years) comprehensively studying the issue of spice safety and is moving toward… Continue Reading

California’s Better Rule on Treatment of ‘Downer’ Pigs

Every day, hundreds of pigs arriving at American slaughterhouses are, or become, unable to stand or walk before they are slaughtered. Federal law allows the entry of these “downer” pigs into the food supply after inspection (although downer cattle are banned from processing for human consumption), but California has a law banning such animals from… Continue Reading