The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance that, when finalized, will outline the agency’s approach to evaluating the public health importance of food allergens that are not one of the major nine food allergens identified by law in the United States (non-listed food allergens).

President Barack Obama has nominated Dr. Robert Califf, a leading cardiologist and researcher, as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a sprawling agency that oversees everything from food and drugs to tobacco, dietary supplements and cosmetics.   Califf, whose nomination was announced on Tuesday, joined the agency in January as a […]

Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far more quickly and prevent additional cases.   Previously, samples from sick patients were sent to state and federal labs, where disease detectives ran tests to see if the […]