FDA and CBP named new directors

FDA and CBP named new directors

Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Andrew C. von Eschenbach, announced several nominations of directors within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Stephen F. Sundlof, D.V.M., Ph.D., is moving from director of FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).

Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., who is deputy director of CVM, will assume directorship of CVM.

For over a decade, Sundlof has served as the director of CVM. In that capacity, with his background as a toxicologist, he has overseen the regulation of feed, including food additives, and drugs intended for animals including animals from which human foods are derived, as well as food and drugs for pets and other non-food-producing animals.

Dunham has worked closely with Sundlof in her role as deputy director of CVM since 2006. She has played a critical role, and provided executive leadership, in coordinating and establishing center policy in research, management, scientific evaluation, compliance, and surveillance.

Sundlof and Dunham will report directly to Dr. von Eschenbach.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established the new position of Deputy Executive Director, Agriculture Operational Oversight.

Kevin Harriger, who has 26 years of experience with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and with CBP has been appointed to the position.

Prior to assuming his duties as Deputy Executive Director, Harriger was the Director of Policy and Planning for CBP’s agriculture programs.
Source: American Meat Institute (AMI)