November 21, 2006
Source: McGill University
With the recent outbreaks of food contamination involving salmonella in chocolate and cantaloupe, E. coli bacteria in bagged spinach and botulism in carrot juice, we suggest the following sources for your reports on food safety and public health:
Prof. Grace Egeland
McGill School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Expertise: Public health expert with a focus on the impact of environmental policy regarding food contamination. Preparing foods more safely in the home.
Food chemistry and safety
Prof. Inteaz Alli
Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Expertise: Food chemistry and food contamination.
Plants and bacteria
Prof. Don Smith
Chair, Department of Plant Sciences
Expertise: Plants and bacterial infections, crop physiology, crop ecology, crop production and crop quality.
Chemistry and nutrition
Prof. Joe Schwarcz
Director, McGill University's Office for Science and Society
Expertise: Demystifying science for the public, health benefits of chocolate.
Rebranding/rehabilitation of brands
Prof. Louis Gialloreto
Desautels Faculty of Management
Expertise: Crisis marketing, brand rehabilitation, rebuilding brands.
McGill University Relations Office