At FDA, a Long-term Commitment to Engaging Stakeholders

The leaders of FDA’s Foods and Veterinary Medicine (FVM) program have made stakeholder engagement a top priority. This robust commitment was particularly evident as the foundational rules implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) took shape. FDA was involved in more than 600 engagements between FSMA’s enactment in 2011 and the finalization of the rules in 2015-16. Similar strategic engagement has also played a critical role in shaping FDA’s response to a variety of issues beyond food safety.

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