Category Archives: Food

Lettuce Beware! Communications on FDA and Food Safety – 2010 versus 2008

I ate a salad for lunch yesterday.  Only today did I remember that I read in the Washington Post yesterday that there is a recall underway for bagged romaine lettuce and that the recall is expanding per the FDA.  I … Continue reading

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FDA’s Reportable Food Registry

For months now, there have been growing signs of the determination of the Obama Administration to engage the FDA as never before in the prevention of risk – on food, drugs and devices.  The latest iteration of this came today … Continue reading

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How Many Czars Does it Take? DeJaVu on Food Safety at the FDA

In May 2007, the FDA responded to an increasingly vocal set of critics in Congress by appointing Dr. David Acheson at FDA to "Assistant Commissioner for Food Safety" – with the media quickly dubbing him as the new "food safety … Continue reading

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The Inevitability of User Fees for Food Safety

For a long time now, I've been convinced that there would emerge something on the order of a FPUFA (Food Producer User Fee Act) not only because it is fun to say, but because for a long time, there has … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Shifts Agency Gears on Safety – What Does it Mean for Food and What Does it Mean for Drugs

There have been a lot of changes at the FDA in the past few weeks – changes in personnel and changes in approach.  Today the New York Times reports that Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, who has taken the reigns as Acting … Continue reading

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