Statement of Jerold Mande, CEO, Nourish Science

FDA Proposed Redesign of Human Foods Program

I congratulate Dr. Califf and FDA for making a serious effort to address FDA’s many food failings. Unfortunately, they failed to use this hard work to produce a plan that solves the fundamental problems.

The #1 problem is inadequate resources including

Tomorrow is the long-anticipated day that Dr. Califf is set to announce his intentions on how or if to implement the recommendations of the Reagan-Udall Foundation panel’s review of the FDA’s human foods program.

On behalf of the 48,000,000 Americans sickened by a foodborne illness yearly in the U.S. and the millions who die of

Dr.  Califf, I have deep admiration for your past and ongoing public service.  The hard work of trying to protect the food and drug supply in the United States is a difficult and at times thankless task.  The fact that you have taken this responsibility on more than once speaks volumes to your character.

Your decision post the

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January 25, 2023

Dr. Califf:

This letter is to inform you that I am resigning my position as FDA Deputy Commissioner for FoodPolicy and Response effective February 24.

In December of 2018, I joined the FDA with the goal of helping to modernize the food

In the 30 years since the Jack in the Box outbreak, food safety has come a long way. Here are some of the people who have shaped it.


Row 1: Caroline Smith DeWaal, James Marsden, Darin Detwiler, Rosa DeLauro. Row 2: Frank Yiannas, Ann Marie McNamara, Dick Durbin, Bill Marler.

Here are some cases where prosecutors brought criminal charges:

In 1998 in what the first criminal conviction in a large-scale food-poisoning outbreak was, Odwalla Inc. pleaded guilty to violating Federal food safety laws and agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine for selling tainted apple juice that killed a 16-month-old girl and sickened 70 other

Abbott Under Federal Criminal Investigation Over Baby Formula

Michigan plant at center of probe was temporarily closed by the company last year after potentially deadly bacteria was found.

The Justice Department is investigating conduct at the Abbott Laboratories infant-formula plant in Sturgis, Mich., that led to its shutdown last year and worsened a nationwide