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Coalition letter to HHS Secretary Becerra calling for stronger reforms to FDA’s food safety program

In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, a coalition of food safety organizations, industry groups, and state and local regulators expressed their concerns that the FDA’s plans to redesign its food safety program fall short of what’s needed to address the problems that have undermined its effectiveness. The letter requests a meeting with Secretary Becerra and points out that the plans recently announced by FDA Commissioner Robert Califf will fail to adequately reform the food program’s fragmented and divided leadership structure.




In addition to Consumer Reports, the letter is signed by the American Frozen Food Institute, Association of Food and Drug Officials,