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A Look Back at Food Safety During Obama’s First Six Years

Since the Obama administration took over the executive branch more than six years ago, foodborne illnesses from meat, poultry and eggs — products regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture — has been falling. In fact, just from fiscal year 2013 to 2014, illnesses from meat and poultry has fallen by 10 percent, according to… Continue Reading

Top Food Safety Officials Weigh in on Key Issues

Q&A session at National Food Policy Conference

At the risk of sounding naive, Michael Taylor said Tuesday that he’s still feeling “great” about the progress made on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). As Deputy Commissioner for Foods at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Taylor knew he was in front of a tough audience since he said it during a question-and-answer session with a… Continue Reading

Why FDA Needs FSMA Resources Now

Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine responds to funding questions

Opinion

(Editor’s note: The following is in response to “Experts Debate Whether Food Safety Funding is Adequate,” published April 24, 2014, on Food Safety News.) Two questions regarding the adequacy of food safety funding for the Food and Drug Administration were asked at last week’s National Food Policy Conference. I would like to answer both of them…. Continue Reading

Experts Debate Whether Food Safety Funding is Adequate

At the National Food Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., this week, a panel of experts discussed the impact of funding deficits on food programs. Martin Delgado, staff director of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for six years, spoke about how sequestration – the automatic across-the-board budget cuts in effect for most of 2013 – impacted the… Continue Reading

Stabenow, Taylor to Keynote National Food Policy Conference

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Michael Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will keynote the National Food Policy Conference that kicks off today in Washington, DC. The conference, which goes until tomorrow, and is organized by Consumer Federation of America,… Continue Reading

National Food Policy Conference May 17-18 in Washington, DC

The 35th Annual National Food Policy Conference, organized by Consumer Federation of America, will take place May 17-18 in Washington, DC. Food policy experts and stakeholders from consumer groups, the food industry and the federal government will debate and discuss an array of key food safety, nutrition, and agriculture issues. In addition, FDA Deputy Commissioner for… Continue Reading

Top Administration Officials to Provide Updates on Key Food Safety, Nutrition and Research Initiatives

The 35th Annual National Food Policy Conference, organized by Consumer Federation of America, will take place May 17-18 in Washington, DC. FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods Mike Taylor will provide an update on the Food Safety Modernization Act; USDA Under Secretary for Food and Nutrition Services Kevin Concannon and Director of the Division of Nutrition,… Continue Reading