Change at the FDA… Deputy Commissioner Announced!

Posted: 5 September 2023 | | No comments yet

Josh and Grace speak to Steven Mandernach about the appointment of James “Jim” Jones as Deputy Commissioner for the Human Foods Program and whether he thinks he is the right man for the job.

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In this emergency episode of Food To Go, Josh and Grace sit down with Steven Mandernach, Executive Director of the Association of Food and Drug Officials, to discuss the grand unveiling of the brand new Deputy Commissioner for the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Human Foods Program.

The food industry’s reaction to the FDA appointing James “Jim” Jones as Deputy Commissioner has been largely positive, but what did Mandernach have to say?

Listen to this episode to find out Mandernach’s initial reaction to finding out the long awaited news, as well as what he thinks makes Jones well suited for the role. He also talks to Josh and Grace about potential concerns from the industry and highlights what he thinks Jones should turn his attention to first come his start date on 24 September. 

To listen to our previous emergency episodes with Steve regarding updates at the FDA, click here and here

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