The House Appropriations Committee advanced a $27.2 billion spending bill for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration that would provide significant new funding for conservation technical assistance, rural broadband and food safety.
The Food and Drug Administration will accelerate its review of the agency’s food regulatory functions in the wake of the infant formula shortage that has prompted severe criticism of FDA’s ability to react quickly to emergency situations.
FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, already grappling with the infant formula crisis, told lawmakers Thursday the agency lacks the leadership and staff to properly regulate food safety and appealed for more funding.
FDA Commissioner Robert Califf faces lawmakers this week amid nationwide alarm over the shortage of infant formula and continued questions about the agency’s oversight of food and agriculture.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wraps up a trip to Europe where he's been in talks over the global food crisis and the war in Ukraine.
A diverse coalition of groups concerned that Food and Drug Administration is giving short shrift to food safety issues is asking FDA Commissioner Robert Califf to create a position that would have authority over food programs.
To comply with section 204 of the massive Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working on rulemaking for the traceability of produce including fruits, vegetables, herbs and nut butters.
The head of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety and nutrition arm responded Tuesday to a Politico article criticizing the pace of the agency's work on food safety, saying her division is working with limited resources and funding.
The Senate will vote this week on a new commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration and will likely extend Friday’s deadline for keeping the government funded, clearing the way for negotiators to finalize a government-wide, fiscal 2022 spending bill.