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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Salmonella Reading Outbreak in Raw Turkey Continues

February 21, 2019

As of February 13, 279 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading associated with raw turkey products have been reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia.  Over one hundred people have …

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USDA Nominees Named to Deputy Positions

February 7, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has named three sub-Cabinet nominees to less-senior positions that do not require Senate confirmation, while continuing to urge their confirmation to the posts to which they were nominated. In a …

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USDA, FDA Agree on Lab-Grown Meat Oversight

November 29, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration reached agreement on how lab-grown meat and similar products should be regulated, the agencies announced. In a joint statement, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue …

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