FDA Conducting Evaluation of Key Agency Activities to Strengthen Operations
- Statement From:
Robert M. Califf, M.D., MACC
Commissioner of Food and Drugs - Food and Drug Administration
In February 2022, I rejoined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as Commissioner of Food and Drugs, having served in the role five years earlier. Since my return, the agency has taken many significant actions that benefit the public health. Yet at the same time, the agency has confronted a series of challenges that have tested our regulatory frameworks and stressed the agency’s operations, prompting me to take a closer look at how we do business.
As a result, for two of the agency’s key programs, I have commissioned external agency experts to conduct a comprehensive evaluation for:
The agency’s Human Foods Program, including the Office of Food Response and Policy (OFPR), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), as well as relevant parts of the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA)