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Timothy D. Lytton

Timothy D. Lytton

Timothy D. Lytton is a Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University where he teaches administrative law, torts, and regulatory science. He has written extensively on food safety and labeling. He is the author of Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food published by Harvard University Press (2013), and he is currently writing a book on the U.S. food safety system to be published by the University of Chicago Press

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Who’s Guarding the Hen House?

Misconceptions About Kosher Chicken Production and the Need for Further Study


This editorial was co-authored by Timothy D. Lytton and Joe M. Regenstein, Ph.D. Lytton is a professor of law at Albany Law School. Regenstein is a professor of food science in Cornell University’s Department of Food Science. A recent study found that kosher-certified chicken contains more antibiotic-resistant E. coli than non-kosher chicken, a result that… Continue Reading

Kosher Certification: A Model for Improving Private Food Safety Audits


Kosher food is big business. There are more than ten thousand kosher-producing companies in the United States alone, making more than 135,000 kosher products for over twelve million American consumers who purchase kosher food because it is kosher. Only 8 percent of kosher consumers, however, are religious Jews. Most kosher consumers choose kosher for reasons… Continue Reading