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FDA shuffles senior management team

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unveiled a reshuffle of its top team to improve public confidence in product safety.

Stephen Sundlof is moving from director of FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to become director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).

Bernadette Dunham, who is deputy director of CVM, will assume directorship of CVM with with immediate effect.

Before joining the FDA, Dr Sundlof served on the faculty of the University of Florida, where he held the rank of professor of toxicology.

He has received numerous awards as a leader in his field and has written several scientific and technical papers.

Dr Dunham has worked closely with Dr Sundlof in her role as deputy director of CVM since 2006.

She has played a critical role in coordinating and establishing a policy in research, management, scientific evaluation, compliance, and surveillance.

FDA commissioner Dr Andrew von Eschenbach said: “It is more important than ever that the American public feel confident in the safety of the food they eat and feed their loved ones.

“Drs Sundlof and Dunham are world class scientists and leaders, with the dedication, vision and expertise needed to tackle challenges and enhance the science involved in assuring the safety and nutritional value of something so vital to healthy life; namely our food.”

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