F.D.A. Seeks Outside Review of Troubled Food and Tobacco Units - New York Times

Christina Jewett for The New York Times

The Food and Drug Administration has commissioned a review of its food and tobacco programs following public outrage over baby formula  shortages and concerns about flavored nicotine products.

Dr. Robert Califf, the head of the F.D.A., said the agency had confronted issues that “have tested our regulatory frameworks and stressed the agency’s operations,” prompting the review announced on Tuesday.

The review will be conducted by the Reagan-Udall Foundation, a nonprofit affiliated with the agency. Read more