FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is tweeting about his plans “in coming weeks” to “put out more detailed information about what different terms mean on food packaging, to help consumers best use claims like organic, antibiotic free-etc.”

Gottlieb said he wanted to share “a few initial thoughts” because the issues were in the…

Political ramifications are coming in from two events in the past week involving the meat industry.

The first event was a July 12 forum sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on issues surrounding the cultured meat grown from in vitro animals cell culture.

A big newsmaker at that event was Dr. Michael Hansen,…

There’s no indication yet that anyone is the least bit embarrassed about the failure to yet identify the precise source of an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak involving at least 32 states and four Canadian provinces.  But nine consumer and food safety groups have stepped forward to demand that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb add regulations…

The Wall Street Journal’s May 22 Health Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington D.C. will feature 22 speakers, including several CEOs for big pharmacy and giant insurance companies.

But in a full-page advertisement, which WSJ has been running at the expense of its paper and ink, the top billing goes to Food and…

Imported molluscan shellfish from Europe are as safe as if they were harvested off Puget Sound or Massachusetts Bay, according to a Food and Drug Administration finding. FDA’s equivalence determination means two-way raw shellfish trade across the Atlantic is likely to be back on after a lapse of almost eight years.

“I plan to announce…

In the seven years since the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) became law, the question has always been the same. How is the Food and Drug Administration going to do down on the farm?

FDA last week gave itself “enforcement discretion” for some of those complex FSMA rules involving farms. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said…

Ahead of the effective date for those new, long-awaited menu labeling regulations, which is May 7, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is out with some non-binding “guidance” to help with implementation. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb rolled out the guidance this week, using the occasion to underscore his commitment to improving nutritional information.

“As…

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb  talked about compliance with new food regulations at the Annual Meeting of the influential National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in New Orleans.

Compliance deadlines are on the minds of those in American agriculture as 2018  approaches, making Gottlieb’s appearance before the state officials …

New FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb claims food and tobacco issues are taking up a majority of his time. Maybe so, but there’s nothing on his public calendar to prove it.

Drug approvals and the regulation of medical devices usually take up more of the FDA commissioners’ time than the food side of the house. But…