03/05/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/05/2019 18:42
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Katie McBreen (844) GMA-PRESS
CPG Industry Responds to Departure of FDA Commissioner Gottlieb
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2019 - The Grocery Manufacturers Association today issued the following statement from President and CEO Geoff Freeman on the departure of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
'Under the leadership of Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, the Food and Drug Administration was a strong and effective champion of public health. His candor, transparency and willingness to work together was a welcomed approach in the regulatory environment. The consumer packaged goods industry believes in smart, uniform regulation and a strong FDA is a critical partner in building trust in the products Americans use every day.'
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