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Food Advisory Committee nominations

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA announces two new subcommittees under the FAC - Infant Formula and Nutrition - which have been created "to provide highly specialized expertise in the review and analysis of assigned topics," agency says in Aug. 2 Federal Register notice. Food Advisory Committee was restructured in July 2000 to consist of a "parent" committee and four standing subcommittees (1"The Tan Sheet" July 31, 2000, In Brief). FDA also requests nominations for candidates to fill either current or upcoming committee, subcommittee vacancies...

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FDA requests nominations for candidates to fill either current or upcoming committee vacancies in a July 28 Federal Register notice. In a same-day "Dear Colleague" letter, CFSAN Director Joseph Levitt notes the newly established FAC will consist of a "parent" committee and four standing subcommittees: Dietary Supplements, Additives & Ingredients, Contaminants & Toxicants and Food Biotechnology. The parent committee will be composed of 15 members, including two consumer reps and two non-voting industry reps. Four members will serve as chairs of the subcommittees; each will consist of six standing members serving four-year terms. Six people currently serve on FAC; CFSAN is looking to add up to 29 scientific experts. Nominations can be faxed to FDA at (202) 205-4970

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