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Leadership shake-up begins for all 15 federal food safety agencies

The 15 federal agencies that together enforce at least 30 federal food safety laws are getting new leadership just as fast as President-elect Donald J. Trump can make his cabinet appointments from the long line of applicants showing  up at Trump Tower in New York City. And some  top job holders want to stay on…. Continue Reading

The cardiologist who would be FDA commissioner is in big demand

The heart doctor who is waiting for the U.S. Senate to confirm his appointment as Commissioner of the U.S.Food and Drug Administration has been keeping the schedule of a famous cardiologist. Dr. Robert M. Califf’s meetings with “persons outside the executive branch of the federal government” have been publicly disclosed by FDA ever since he… Continue Reading

Senate Committee OK’s Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner

Dr. Robert Califf is one step closer to becoming the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Califf’s nomination, made Sept. 15, 2015, by President Barack Obama, gained approval Tuesday by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The unanimous voice vote by the Senate committee, however, does not guarantee Califf’s nomination will… Continue Reading

The Year’s Top Ten Food Safety Stories

Here are the Top Ten  food safety stories  for 2015 as compiled by Food Safety News.   No. 1—The massacre on Dec. 2, 2015  of 14 people in San Bernardino County, CA mostly involved those responsible for local food safety and related county health inspections and the homicides were  carried out by Islamic extremists, including… Continue Reading

Obama’s Choice for FDA Commissioner Gets Senate Hearing on Tuesday

An important step on the road to confirmation for President Obama’s choice as the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner will be taken this coming Tuesday. That’s when the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a full public hearing on Dr. Robert Califf’s nomination. If he is confirmed by the… Continue Reading