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Food & Drug Administration commissioner-designate Scott Gottlieb testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing on April 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Full Senate confirms new FDA commissioner Gottlieb

Dairy and feed groups call for action from new FDA commissioner on key initiatives.

On Tuesday, the full Senate confirmed Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food & Drug Administration. FDA is the main agency undertaking the regulation of animal food and animal drugs used in feed and also oversees the safety of the food supply.

Joel G. Newman, president and chief executive officer of the American Feed Industry Assn. (AFIA), said although Gottlieb has an extensive medical resume, AFIA plans to expand his awareness of animal food issues.

“Some of our prima

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