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It seems like edible cannabis is available everywhere these days. Dispensaries are popping up around the country, and people can easily purchase edible marijuana online, including on popular e-retail sites like Etsy and Amazon. It’s available in a variety of forms, including capsules, lollipops, gummy bears, cookies, chocolate bars and brownies. All you have…

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Editor’s note: U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro sent this letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Friday.


Dear Commissioner Gottlieb:

I write out of concern about the current outbreak of cyclosporiasis as well as the transparency and timeliness of your agency’s ongoing investigation.

As of this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

Have you asked yourself the following question?  How do I, as the person in my organization who is accountable for effective implementation of the company’s “Compliance Plan,” hold my fellow leaders i.e. operational, quality assurance, maintenance, management, procurement as well as the folks working on floor, accountable for reliably executing their part of the Compliance…

The FDA has an opportunity now to update its recall disclosure policy to provide consumers critical information they need and want to protect themselves during an outbreak. The agency can, and should, begin routinely identifying which retailers and individual store locations sold recalled food. This information will motivate consumers who have shopped in these stores…

During last week’s IAFP meetings in Salt Lake City, I had the opportunity to chat with FSIS Administrator Carmen Rottenberg, who is also serving as USDA’s  Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety.

I did not record our talk nor did I take copious notes because I just wanted to have a normal conversation with…