Sundlof named director of F.D.A.'s CFSAN

by Eric Schroeder
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WASHINGTON — Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D., commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, announced Dr. Stephen F. Sundlof, Ph.D., has been named director of the F.D.A.’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). He succeeds Dr. Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D., who in November joined the Grocery Manufacturers Association as senior vice-president and chief science and regulatory affairs officer.

For more than a decade, Mr. Sundlof has been director of the F.D.A.’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). In that capacity, he has overseen the regulation of feed, including food additives, and drugs intended for animals.

In addition to his work at the CVM, Mr. Sundlof has experience in the food safety and protection arena, including service on numerous domestic and international committees on food safety, where he was chairman and led the development of new international policies and safety standards. He also provided significant input into the development of the F.D.A.’s Food Protection Plan issued in November 2007, a strategic and comprehensive approach to improve food safety and defense in the United States.

Prior to joining the F.D.A., he was on the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, where he held the rank of professor of toxicology.

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