BakerHostetler FDA And Pharmacy Weekly Digest – December 31, 2018 – Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences – United States

Food/Dietary Supplements

FDA Commissioner Announces Ongoing Services During
the Partial Government Shutdown
released a statement that certain programs would continue
to run during the shutdown. Specifically, the FDA stated,
During the lapse period, the agency will be continuing vital
activities, to the extent permitted by the law, that are critical
to ensuring public health and safety in the United States. The
mission critical, public health activities that will continue
include, among other things: maintaining core functions to handle
and respond to emergencies such as monitoring for and
quickly responding to outbreaks related to foodborne illness and
the flu, supporting high-risk food and medical product recalls when
products endanger consumers and patients, pursuing civil
investigations when we believe public health is imminently at risk
and pursuing criminal investigations, screening the food and
medical products that are imported to the U.S. to protect consumers
and patients from

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