FDA Issues New Q & A on Veterinary Feed Directive

April 18, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration issued a revised question-and-answer guidance document on the agency’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD).  The VFD, which went into effect in 2015, governs the use of animal drugs in or on …

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Gottlieb Signals “Healthy” Rule Ahead

April 4, 2019

Nearing his departure date, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said his agency was preparing a regulation to modify the definition of “healthy” when the term is used on food labels. He also confirmed …

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FDA Statement on Food Safety

March 21, 2019

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on new steps to strengthen FDA’s food safety program for 2020 and beyond News Release, March 19 When it comes to the foods …

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FDA Commissioner Resigns Unexpectedly

March 7, 2019

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced he will step down to spend more time with his family.  Although the move was unexpected, administration officials were quoted praising Gottlieb, and some press speculated he …

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Short-Term Funding Ends Government Shutdown

January 29, 2019

The federal government is open again, at least until mid-February.  President Trump agreed to a short-term funding bill that contained no money for a border wall.  House and Senate negotiators will try to put together …

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