The Food and Drug Administration is reorganizing its Foods and Veterinary Medicine program. Under the reorganization, FDA’s veterinary medicine role has been incorporated into the former Office of Foods. The new Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine is under the direct authority of Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine. The new structure maintains the two major centers that are responsible for daily food safety and veterinary medicine functions, respectively—the Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, and the Center for Veterinary Medicine.
Farm Bureau has not formally commented on the reorganization. AFBF staff continue to work with FDA to ensure that critical decisions are made in a timely manner.