The FDA commissioner is scheduled to testify at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability next week.

Commissioner Robert Califf is the only witness scheduled for the hearing, which is set for 1 p.m. EDT on April 11. The hearing will be open to

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Editor’s note: This is the March 28 written statement of Frank Yiannas, M.P.H.Prior FDA Deputy Commissioner, Food Policy & Response (Nov 2018 – Feb 2023) for the Subcommitte On Health Care And Financial Services U.S. House Of Representatives FDA Oversight Part I: The Infant Formula Shortage March

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Editor’s note: Following is Tuesday’s testimony of Peter Lurie, MD, MPH, President and Executive Director, CSPI, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services

I want to thank Chairwoman McClain, Ranking Member Porter, and other committee members

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A congressional subcommittee hearing Tuesday on the infant formula crisis of 2022 not only explored how the crisis occurred but also examined how the structure of the FDA hampered efforts to resolve the situation and how ineffective management from the top continues to plague the agency.

The hearing Tuesday before

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Three of FDA’s former food safety chiefs have come together today to submit comments to a U.S. House of Representative’s oversight committee focused on chain of command problems at the agency.

The former Food and Drug Administration officials who submitted the comments to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on

Continue Reading Former FDA officials tell congressional committee that agency needs uninterrupted chain of command

A subcommittee of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee is set to begin a hearing on infant formula shortages, which are related to recalls of products linked to an outbreak of cronobacter infections.

The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee is scheduled to open the hearing on May 25, according to
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An additional 87 ill people from 16 states were included in this investigation since the last update on Nov. 15. States with newly reported illnesses include: Michigan, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

As of Dec. 12, there are 333 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport. They have
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At Thursday’s hearing with Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety Brian Ronholm, members of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee addressed many of the controversies currently dogging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Most discussed was the proposed modernization of the poultry inspection rule. While several
Continue Reading House Subcommittee Airs Out FSIS Controversies During Budget Hearing