Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is out with final guidance titled: “Voluntary Sodium Reduction Goals: Target Mean and Upper Bound Concentrations for Sodium in Commercially Processed, Packaged, and Prepared Foods,” which provides voluntary short-term sodium reduction targets for food manufacturers, chain restaurants and foodservice operators for
Continue Reading FDA announces plan to tamp down sodium consumption in U.S. diets

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) and House Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, Food, and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), have sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D., requesting transparency related to the budget for

Continue Reading Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock grilled on FDA food safety budget

Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock spoke recently to the Alliance for a Stronger FDA with some assurances for the food safety side of her house.

The acting commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration brought up the issue herself, asking: “Is there a risk with COVID and all of
Continue Reading ‘Not on my watch’ says acting FDA commissioner about neglecting food safety

Janet Woodcock, the acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and Susan T. Mayne, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Thursday announced Closer to Zero, a new action plan for reducing exposure to toxic elements in foods commonly eaten by babies and young children to
Continue Reading FDA announces ‘Closer to Zero’ plan to reduce toxic elements eaten by babies and young children

There is no credible evidence of food or food packaging associated with or as a likely source of viral transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus causing COVID-19,  according to the Department of Agriculture , the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control
Continue Reading U.S. officials say there’s nothing to suggest food or food packaging spread of COVID-19