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Food Safety

April 18, 2019 | Daily News

The heads of two major dietary supplement lobbies support establishing incentives for the dietary supplement industry, including the possibility of exclusivity, but they are adamant such incentives should not mirror exclusivity as it exists in the prescription drug space.

April 18, 2019 | Daily News

FDA’s food center director Susan Mayne announced the agency will stay the course on its plan to have industry comply with food facility defense regulations beginning in July.

April 16, 2019 | Daily News

Newly minted FDA Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless said he will not stray far from FDA’s current goals, especially those that were laid out under former commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s leadership.

April 12, 2019 | Daily News

Sources say a memo by the White House Office of Management and Budget that requires federal agencies submit non-binding guidance to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs -- and potentially to Congress -- could throw a wrench in FDA’s usual guidance-making process, which could negatively affect both the agency and industry.

April 11, 2019 | Daily News

A food allergy research and patient advocacy group has helped craft a newly introduced bill the group says could foster new therapies by encouraging government agencies such as FDA to collect more data on the patient experience and economic costs of living with food allergies.

April 10, 2019 | Daily News

FDA is taking steps to clarify date labeling on foods and working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency to cut down on food waste, the single largest type of waste in Americans’ daily trash, the agency announced Tuesday (April 9).

April 08, 2019 | Daily News

Since his early March announcement that he would be leaving FDA, former agency commissioner Scott Gottlieb ramped up work to wrap up, or initiate, myriad goals he wanted to accomplish during his time with the agency.

April 04, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told House lawmakers on Wednesday (April 3) that if the agency doesn't get more resources for its cosmetics safety program it might move cosmetics from the food center to the drug center, since many cosmetics now contain active drug ingredients.

April 03, 2019 | Daily News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) applauded FDA for funding research on durations of use for antibiotics in food animals.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

Stakeholders representing both industry and consumers called for a re-think of FDA’s generally-recognized-as-safe (GRAS) process, where companies can put a new ingredient in food without agency review.

March 15, 2019 | Daily News

FDA on Friday (March 15) finalized a rule that pushes back deadlines for farms to comply with agricultural water standards required in the Food Safety Modernization Act, despite calls from food safety advocates for the agency to implement interim rules to help prevent future foodborne illness outbreaks, such as the 2018 romaine lettuce E. coli outbreaks.

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

Food industry lawyers say that an agreement penned by FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture laying out how the two agencies will regulate cell-based meat and poultry products leaves several key questions unanswered, such as how the review process will work, what standards cell-based meats will have to meet for labeling and what the legal justification is for USDA’s role in regulating the non-traditional meat products

March 11, 2019 | Daily News

FDA experts applauded President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request, which includes large increases for FDA, including a net $362 million boost for the agency’s taxpayer-paid budget authority, a $120 million increase for its user fee programs and $161 for new user fee programs.

March 05, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s unexpected resignation leaves myriad agency policy and regulatory plans, many of which Gottlieb identified as key priorities, hanging in the balance.

March 05, 2019 | Daily News

Within hours of the announcement that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will be resigning from the agency in a month, an array of stakeholders sent out their near-universal applause of the commissioner’s leadership and policy initiatives.

March 05, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Tuesday (March 5) he will leave the agency within the next month and touted his agency’s many accomplishments during his 23 months as chief in a resignation letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, but he didn’t say why he was resigning.

February 25, 2019 | Daily News

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response Frank Yiannas on Monday (Feb. 25) promoted the agency’s food safety goals and programs in a statement that one food safety advocate believes is largely aspirational, as the agency does not have additional resources to help staff its foreign offices and conduct more import inspections.

February 14, 2019 | Daily News

FDA stakeholders are applauding the $269 million increase in FDA funding included in a government spending package to be voted on Thursday (Feb. 14) to avert another shutdown.

February 14, 2019 | Daily News

FDA stakeholders are applauding the $269 million increase in FDA funding included in a government spending package passed by Congress Thursday (Feb. 14) to avert another shutdown.

February 14, 2019 | Daily News

A food safety advocate said she was “crestfallen” that FDA’s final guidance detailing how the food industry and agency staff should issue public warnings and recall notifications does not require companies to disclose the names of retailers involved in the recall.