In Food Programs Restructuring, US FDA Has Designs On Clear Priorities, Chain Of Command
Following reviews prompted largely by formula supply crisis, FDA will move Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and commissioner’s Office of Food Programs and Response to Human Foods Program headed by deputy commissioner. Office of Regulatory Affairs' structure also changing “to support the FDA organization as a whole,” says Commissioner Califf.
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