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CFSAN head moves to GMA

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA is initiating a "broad search" for a director of its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition upon the departure of Robert Brackett, PhD, who is leaving the agency to join the Grocery Manufacturers/Food Products Association as senior VP and chief science and regulatory officer, FDA announces Nov. 1. Brackett is assuming his new position now. Having served as head of CFSAN since 2004, Brackett has "provided exceptional leadership over critical food safety, food defense and nutrition issues during an ever-increasing globalization of the food supply," FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach says. GMA notes that Brackett's background in food safety will "help GMA and its member companies to continue to deliver on their promise to provide consumers with safe, abundant and affordable food"...

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