The 15 federal agencies that together enforce at least 30 federal food safety laws are getting new leadership just as fast as President-elect Donald J. Trump can make his cabinet appointments from the long line of applicants showing  up at Trump Tower in New York City.

And some  top job holders want to stay on.…

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 by FDA ever since he…

Dr. Robert Califf is one step closer to becoming the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Califf’s nomination, made Sept. 15, 2015, by President Barack Obama, gained approval Tuesday by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

Dr. Robert Califf
Dr. Robert Califf
The unanimous voice vote by the Senate…

Here are the Top Ten  food safety stories  for 2015 as compiled by Food Safety News.   Top-10_406x250 No. 1—The massacre on Dec. 2, 2015  of 14 people in San Bernardino County, CA mostly involved those responsible for local food safety and related county health inspections and the homicides were  carried out by Islamic extremists,

An important step on the road to confirmation for President Obama’s choice as the next U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner will be taken this coming Tuesday. That’s when the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a full public hearing on Dr. Robert Califf’s nomination. If he is confirmed by…