Eleven organizations that work closely with the Food and Drug Administration are asking bipartisan congressional leaders to work with them on “several pressing food safety issues this year.”

The eleven who’ve written congressional leaders include:

–Steven Mandernach, Executive Director, Association of Food and Drug Officials
–Donna Garren, Executive Vice President

Continue Reading Food safety groups pitch congressional leaders on the inside game

Leaders from a group of consumer and industry organizations were unanimous yesterday in condemning FDA Commissioner Robert Califf for his plan to restructure the agency.

To a person, the leaders said they were disappointed with Califf’s plan, which he said a month ago and again yesterday would include the creation

Continue Reading Neither consumer groups nor industry representatives believe FDA plan will work

In the current issue of its “On Health” newsletter, Consumer Reports calls on its member to sign a petition about one of its older causes.

The formal petition was submitted to FDA by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and it was supported by a number of

Continue Reading Consumer Reports promotes petition to FDA to ban Red Dye No. 3, the artificial color, in food

Over the past weekend, a heartland newspaper shared with its readers the stunning conclusion of its local health department.

What was disclosed was that contaminated spices were determined to be the second largest cause of lead poisoning in children in 2021 in Nebraska’s most populous county.

The Douglas County Health

Continue Reading Heartland study finds spices second only to paint for the lead poisoning of children

Consumer groups continue to call for faster and more efficient work from FDA on a variety of topics including heavy metals in baby food and the recent outbreak of cronobacter from infant formula.

The advocacy groups include Consumer Reports, STOP Foodborne illness, the Environmental Working Group, and Healthy Babies Bright

Continue Reading Public action groups call for separate food arm at FDA to streamline food safety

The shortage of infant formula and the food safety reason behind it are front and center for groups like Consumer Reports and the Environmental Working Group, which are calling on Congress to take action.

Representatives from both organizations discussed problems with the internal structure at the Food and Drug Administration
Continue Reading Advocates want answers from feds on infant formula outbreak and shortage; Congress, Biden act to ease situation