FDA’s reorganization is official

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Consumer Reports and the National Association of Food and Drug Officials applaud the approval of the FDA’s reorganization plan, saying the move will help ensure the nation’s food supply is safe.

“Consumers depend on the FDA to be effectively organized and governed to ensure our food is safe,” Brian Ronholm, director of food policy at Consumer Reports, said in a news release. “Today’s announcement is a major step forward, and much credit goes to (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf for facilitating the process to get to this point.

“We recognize that a significant amount of work remains to be done because a meaningful change in culture does not happen overnight. We look forward to working with the FDA to ensure this plan is effectively implemented to carry out its critical mission to protect the public from food safety risks.”

The Association of Food and Drug Officials had similar praise for approving the reorganization efforts.

“We appreciate Commissioner Califf’s commitment to improving the FDA human foods program,” says Steven Mandernach, AFDO Executive Director.  “Deputy Commissioner Jim Jones has been engaging and making excellent steps to move the program forward.  The approval of the reorganization allows for a much fuller implementation of the vision of the broad human food stakeholder community.  We look forward to collaborating with the Deputy Commissioner and his team to help make human foods even safer in the United States.”

With the approval of the plan by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human S...

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FDA’s reorganization is official