In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we are joined by Sarah Gallo, Vice President of Product Policy at the Consumer Brands Association (CBA). Sarah outlines CBA’s efforts to push for modernization at FDA with regard to inspections, recalls, labeling guidance development, and chemicals management in food packaging. She also shares CBA’s perspective on the proposed reorganization of FDA’s Human Foods Program. Also featured is a conversation with Dr. Emilio Esteban, Under Secretary for Food Safety at the USDA's Office of Food Safety, that was recorded at IAFP 2023 in Toronto, Canada.
A group of non-government organizations have recently expressed concerns and raised questions about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) vision for restructuring its Human Foods Program and Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA).
The Consumer Brands Association (CBA), Safe Food Coalition, and Association for Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) have written a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressing support for FDA's compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA's) inspection frequency mandates.