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Beach Beat: FDA picks up scientist who is food safety champion

Opinion

To quote Willy Wonka: “So shines a good deed in a weary world.” Lots of people have been bagging on lots of governmental entities for my whole life. Whether they want bigger or smaller government, they all have a lot to say about what’s bad in Washington, D.C. Few of those people mention what’s good…. Continue Reading

Technology Gaps Outlined in CFSAN’s Science & Research Plan

Some say technology is the driving force behind the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and they may be right. One thing for certain is that food safety technologies are hitting the market at a quick pace since FSMA went on the books. And it’s far from over. The fact is the Center for Food Safety and… Continue Reading

Waldrop Leaving Consumer Federation of America for FDA

Another prominent food safety consumer advocate is moving to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. At the end of July, Chris Waldrop will leave his position as director of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) to start working at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s (CFSAN) Office of… Continue Reading

Protecting Consumers From Trans Fat

Opinion

(This article by Susan Mayne, Ph.D., director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was originally posted here on June 15, 2015.) FDA is taking a step today to remove artificial trans fat from the food supply. This action will save many thousands of lives. PHOs, or… Continue Reading

DeWaal Leaves CSPI for FDA Post

Caroline Smith DeWaal has left the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) for a new position at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Her last day at CSPI was Thursday. DeWaal, who served as CSPI’s director of food safety for 21 years, will join FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition on Monday… Continue Reading

Food-Safety Advocates Applaud Increased FSMA, NARMS Funding

Food-safety advocates were pleased to see increased funding for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS) in the $1.1-trillion spending bill President Barack Obama signed on Tuesday. The bill provides almost $2.6 billion in discretionary funding for the Food and Drug Administration, including $903 million for… Continue Reading