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.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack heads to Capitol Hill this week to testify before the Senate Agriculture Committee amid growing concerns about the global food supplies and soaring costs for fertilizer and other ag inputs.
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.
The food supply in the United States is “as safe as it’s ever been,” Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf told Senate appropriators Thursday when questioned about the agency’s lack of action on food safety issues.
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.
The Senate Agriculture Committee holds a long-awaited hearing this week on a bill to mandate more negotiated trading in the cattle markets, and then the panel launches its preparation for the next farm bill with a field hearing Friday in Michigan, the home state of Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow.
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.
Hemp supporters are touting the crop's myriad uses and soil-nurturing properties while pushing some ideas for increasing its viability as Congress prepares to update the 2018 farm bill that sparked a growing interest.