Consumer Brands Association

Editor’s note: Following is a letter sent by Roberta Wagner of the Consumer Brands Association to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf. Wagner’s letter is in response to a statement sent out by the commissioner that suggested consumer groups’ comments about the planned reorganization of the FDA are making it difficult to

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A coalition of consumer and industry groups is seeking a meeting with a Senate committee regarding the head of the FDA and his response to a recent report calling for a reorganization of the agency.

The coalition is made up of the Consumer Brands Association, Consumer Reports, STOP Foodborne Illness

Continue Reading Coalition wants an audience with the Senate committee to discuss FDA leadership

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

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Dear Dr. Califf, FDA Commissioner
February 6, 2023

As a broad coalition of FDA stakeholders, including industry and consumer groups and state food regulators, we appreciate the attention you have given to the problems in FDA’s Foods Program, which were highlighted in the Reagan-Udall Foundation (RUF) report in December.

Continue Reading Coalition has many questions about how FDA Commissioner will protect consumers with new organizational chart

Reactions to yesterday’s report on the inner workings of the food side of the Food And Drug Administration were cautiously optimistic. The commissioner of the agency was less than specific in his response to the report.

Commissioner Robert Califf commissioned the report from the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA in

Continue Reading FDA Commissioner, vested groups respond to report on inner workings of FDA food program

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By Sarah Gallo

When baby formula disappeared from shelves following a recall earlier this year, it raised the question of how something this big, affecting millions across the U.S., occurred under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s watch. Consumers rely on the FDA to ensure that safe

Continue Reading The FDA should not wait to initiate significant and lasting change