US FDA ‘Closer To Zero’ Meeting On Infant Nutrition Safety And Benefits Set For November
CFSAN launched “C2Z” initiative in April following widespread reports of contamination of baby food products. Agency officials will outline C2Z plan including a four-stage approach for continual improvement and additional work related to levels of toxic elements in food.
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