FDA announces reorganization efforts

On May 31, 2024, in FDA, by Tom

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced the approval of its reorganization, which includes creating a unified Human Foods Program (HFP), adopting a new model for its field operations, and other modernization efforts, according to an FDA press release.

The reorganization implementation date is currently targeted for Oct. 1, 2024, which the agency said will enhance its ability to oversee and protect the human food supply and other products the FDA regulates.

“The reorganization will enable the FDA to be more efficient, nimble, and prepared for the ever-changing and complex industries we regulate, new food and medical product technologies, as well as the impacts of globalization, climate change, and other factors that require the agency to quickly adapt,” noted the press release.

The reorganization establishes the HFP by realigning the functions of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the Office of Food Policy and Response, and key functions from the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) under one program.

For more information, visit the FDA’s website.