In response to the findings of an external evaluation of the FDA Human Foods program conducted by the Reagan-Udall Foundation, FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs Robert M. Califf, M.D., has announced a proposal for a unified Human Foods Program that would combine the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR) and certain functions of the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) under one leader.
Yiannas is stepping down from his position as FDA Deputy Commissioner for the Office of Food Policy and Response effective February 24.
Dr. Mastovska has extensive experience in research chemistry, which includes working for the University of Chemistry & Technology in Prague, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and founding her own independent consulting business, Excellcon International.
The strategic plan lays out three core goals with strategies for implementation and expected outcomes.
The final guidance includes recommendations on the requirements to analyze the hazards in food; evaluate a potential foreign supplier’s performance and the risk posed by the food; and determine and conduct appropriate foreign supplier verification activities.
Building on the popularity and success of its virtual events, Innovative Publishing is expanding its Food Safety Tech Hazards Series to include two in-person events coming this spring and fall.
Dr. Esteban joined the USDA FSIS in 2001 and was appointed Chief Scientist of the FSIS in August 2018.
The independent panel’s “Operational Evaluation of FDA’s Human Foods Program” report highlighted lack of communication, lack of a clear vision and mission, lack of a clear, overarching leader, and siloed workers as just some of the failures at the FDA that led to the infant formula crisis.
The FDA does allow food companies to make health claims on their product labels, but manufacturers need to be aware of how those claims are worded as well as disqualifying ingredient levels that could put you in the crosshairs of regulators.
The draft guidance includes new questions and answers about food allergen labeling requirements and the labeling of major food allergens in dietary supplement products; clarifies information presented in earlier editions of the final guidance, such as the labeling of tree nuts, fish, and crustacean shellfish; and includes images that show examples of labeling requirements.