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The Food and Drug Administration will create a senior position to oversee food safety and nutrition after a series of foodborne-illness crises, including a nationwide baby formula shortage, exposed major flaws in the agency’s structure and culture, The…
  The head of the US Food and Drug Administration proposed sweeping changes to the agency’s food safety programs Tuesday in order to protect the US food supply and promote better nutrition. Read more
In July, I commissioned an external evaluation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Human Foods Program, including the Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR), the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), as well as relevant parts…
Earlier this year, I commissioned an external evaluation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Tobacco Program, to be conducted by an external expert panel facilitated by the Reagan-Udall Foundation, led by former FDA Chief of Staff Lauren Silvis.…
Last month, the Reagan-Udall Foundation delivered a damning review of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) performance as a tobacco regulator.     Read more
The baby formula crisis of 2022 triggered intense soul-searching at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. What went wrong? How can the government prevent similar disasters from happening again? Read more
The Food and Drug Administration last year failed repeatedly to keep the nation’s babies safe from tainted formula. The baby formula fiasco was the latest in a long line of food crises that the agency was slow to catch and handle. 
The Reagan-Udall Foundation, an independent nonprofit created by Congress “to advance the mission of the FDA to modernize medical, veterinary, food, food ingredient, and cosmetic product development, accelerate innovation, and enhance product safety”…
When Kelly Knight gave birth to her son, Ryker, she was thrilled — and carrying the memory of the two babies she’d previously lost at nearly full term. Read more
A long-awaited review of the Food and Drug Administration’s Human Foods Program, partly funded by the FDA, is out. The conclusion from the Reagan-Udall Foundation is that the FDA is a great deal for consumers and would be a much better deal if the…