Food Safety Matters Podcast: Engaging Stakeholers for a Unified FDA Human Foods Program

In an interview with Food Safety Matters Podcast, James (Jim) Jones, FDA’s first Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods since September 2023, emphasizes stakeholder engagement, public interest, and collaboration to ensure transparency and represent diverse interests. He supports FDA’s Closer to Zero initiative to reduce heavy metals in baby foods and advocates for proactive federal regulation over a patchwork of state laws.