The FDA Commissioner says the reorganization of the food side of the agency is still a work in progress, but promises that by fall it will be ready to submit to authorization entities. He saysContinue Reading FDA Commissioner presents vague plan for reorganizing the food side of the agency
After much hullabaloo, the FDA commissioner has revealed a rough draft of a plan to reorganize the food side of the Food and Drug Administration.
At the center of the plan is the creation —…Continue Reading Commissioner details his plan to revamp organization, and supervision at FDA
It’s Dec. 24, do you know where your name is?
Here at Food Safety News we’ve been checking the year-end Naughty & Nice Lists and we’re ready to nominate some names. When it comes…
Continue Reading We checked it twice: The good, the bad and on the bubble
The Senate committee charged with reviewing the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn as the next FDA Commissioner has approved his appointment by an 18-to-5 vote, sending the nomination to a Senator floor vote. If confirmed…
Continue Reading Senate ready for confirmation vote on Hahn as next FDA commissioner
A man who has been seeking changes to U.S. law since his son died from morphine intoxication in 2016 expects to see bills filed in April. His son wasn’t using drugs. It was unwashed poppy…
Continue Reading Unwashed poppy seeds under fire on Capitol Hill and around the world
Del Monte Foods is recalling more than 64,000 cases of canned corn that was not properly processed, which can result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens that can lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.
Continue Reading Del Monte recalls canned corn from 25 states, 12 countries for risk of toxins
A day after the CDC reported two dozen more people have been confirmed with Salmonella infections traced to eggs, a member of Congress asked the head of the Food and Drug Administration to explain what…
Continue Reading U.S. representative wants to know what FDA is doing to ensure egg safety
Editor’s note: The FDA’s Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Stephen Ostroff combined efforts for this column.
We know how important it is to get produce safety right. Taking…
Continue Reading FDA enforcement delay provides time to educate produce growers on safety
A special testing program showed more than 60 percent of corn and soybeans sampled by the Food and Drug Administration were positive for glyphosate and glufosinate residues in FY 2016, but none of the samples…
Continue Reading FDA says pesticide/herbicide levels OK in most food; glyphosate within legal limits
During the recent Good Food Institute conference on cell-cultured meat, an industry executive remarked that he tries to stay away from politics and focus on his company and developing the technology. That certainly is…
Continue Reading There’s room on the hamburger bun for cell-cultured meat and politics