2022 Baby Formula Shortage Lead to Overhaul by FDA Yet No Employees Will Be Fired

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Commissioner Robert Califf stated that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will restructure its processes following the national baby formula shortage, but will not fire any employees.  The new “Human Foods Program” however, lacks a specific plan to address the issues that have been identified by an internal review that hampered the response to the formula shortage.  Head food safety official for the FDA Frank Yiannas resigned last week and stated in his resignation letter that the foods program structure “significantly impaired the FDA’s ability to operate as an integrated food team and protect the public.”