Laboratory-developed tests, or LDTs, differ from conventionally manufactured tests in that they are developed and used in one laboratory. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has the clear authority to review these tests for safety and effectiveness, it has chosen not to do so to date.
Government AccountabilityStephanie Rogus, PhD, RDN, Peter Lurie, MD, MPH
Whichever holidays you’re celebrating this season, don’t let food poisoning spoil them. Here are 6 lesser-known mistakes to avoid, especially if you’re at high risk—that is, over 65 or under 5, pregnant, or have a weakened immune system.
The report focuses on the crisis that left parents scouring supermarket shelves for infant and specialty formulas for much of the spring and summer, but cuts much deeper, shining a self-critical spotlight on the many issues that have plagued the agency.
CSPI supports the FDA objective of developing an antimicrobial use monitoring system for
food-producing animals, as such a system is the foundation for efforts to promote antimicrobial
stewardship and limit the development of antimicrobial resistance in the food animal production
CSPI urges the agency to lay out a plan to proactively consider new allergens and develop controls for allergens prioritized under the proposed framework. We also urge FDA to develop an approach to prioritizing food intolerances not covered by the current guidance.
For any agency already in the spotlight for its repeated failures to take timely action on food safety and nutrition, the Food and Drug Administration had an opportunityto show leadership in protecting consumers from food allergens. Unfortunately, the draft guidance issued today by FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition falls short in giving consumers the protections we expect.