Home » FDA deputy commissioner resigns, among other personnel changes impacting the cold foods industry
ASSOCIATIONS/ORGANIZATIONS: International Poultry Council, Stone Mountain, Ga. Delair Bolis, head of the global poultry business unit of MSD Animal Health, Gary Johnson, senior director of worldwide supply chain management McDonald’s Corp. and Jerry Moye, president of Cobb-Vantress were elected to 1-year terms to the executive committee. Meanwhile, Dr. Vivien Kite, executive director of the Australian Chicken Meat Federation, and Robin Horel, president of the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council, were re-elected to the board of directors. Also, Jim Sumner, president of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, was re-elected president, and Ricardo Santin, vice president of the Brazilian Animal Protein Association, was re-elected vice president. The committee also reappointed Kite as a member-at-large and Horel as treasurer.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Washington, D.C.
Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, announced plans to leave the agency in June. Taking his place will be Stephen Ostroff, who led the FDA as acting commissioner until the confirmation of Robert Califf as FDA commissioner.Since joining FDA in 2009, Taylor has directed the agency’s efforts to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and nutrition-related initiatives. Previously, Ostroff was named the agency’s chief scientist in 2014, responsible for leading and coordinating FDA’s scientific and public health efforts. He joined FDA in 2013 as chief medical officer in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and senior public health advisor to Taylor.Before coming to FDA, Ostroff served as deputy director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as Director of the Bureau of Epidemiology and Acting Physician General at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
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