The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the powerful House Committee on Energy and Commerce today holds its much-anticipated hearing on “Formula Safety and Supply: Protecting the Health of America’s Babies.”

It will be live-streamed from the Rayburn House Office Building via Cisco WebEx online video conferencing, beginning at 11
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Stop Foodborne Illness, the Voice for Safe Food, is calling on the FDA and CDC for Cronobacter sakazakii to finally be added to the Nationally Notifiable Disease List.

Currently, local and state health partners are not required to report infections from this deadly pathogen, which means:

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Continue Reading A letter to public health officials: Act now to make Cronobacter illnesses reportable

Republicans in the Senate provided six votes Tuesday that were needed to confirm Dr. Robert Califf as Commissioner of Food and Drugs by a 50-46 vote.

Califf is the 25th FDA commissioner and takes over the agency from Dr. Janet Woodcock who has served as acting commissioner since Joe Biden
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The U.S. Senate on Feb. 15 voted to return Dr. Robert Califf to the role of FDA commissioner, bringing needed leadership to an agency that plays a vital role in protecting public health.

While Califf faces historic challenges in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic and the
Continue Reading New FDA commissioner has a full plate when it comes to chemistry of food safety

Dr. Robert M. Califf was the Commissioner of Food and Drugs for almost a year until Jan. 20, 2017, when the new Republican administration took over.

But to again be FDA Commissioner, Califf must get help from Republican senators because some Democrats are abandoning Califf in large enough numbers to
Continue Reading Senate confirmation vote for Califf as FDA Commissioner no longer a slam dunk

The last time Dr. Robert Califf was named FDA commissioner, the U.S. Senate quickly confirmed his nomination. Califf served as FDA Commissioner during 2016.

The White House has nominated Califf to again be FDA commissioner, but the Friday appointment was already showing signs that it won’t be as easy this
Continue Reading Getting another turn as FDA commissioner may not be easy as last one for Dr. Califf

The heart doctor who is waiting for the U.S. Senate to confirm his appointment as Commissioner of the U.S.Food and Drug Administration has been keeping the schedule of a famous cardiologist. Dr. Robert M. Califf’s meetings with “persons outside the executive branch of the federal government” have been publicly disclosed
Continue Reading The cardiologist who would be FDA commissioner is in big demand