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.
Citing the crisis in Ukraine, the American Farm Bureau Federation and several food and feed processing groups appealed to the Biden administration to let farmers plant crops on prime farmland that’s idled under the Conservation Reserve Program.
The Supreme Court has stayed the COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses of 100 or more employees, finding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did not have the authority to issue it.
The Supreme Court wrestled with the question Friday of whether the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can require employees at businesses of 100 or more employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing.
In this opinion piece, Robb MacKie with the American Bakers Association and Michael Dykes, D.V.M., with the International Dairy Foods Association discuss the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to lead the FDA.
Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy are insisting on a “shield” to protect businesses from civil lawsuits in the next COVID-19 relief bill, but Democrats are pushing back hard.