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FDA Expands Presence Outside U.S. with Opening of Mexico City Post

As part of its continuing effort to buttress food and medical product safety in this country by working with its regulatory partners overseas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the opening of its Mexico City post. This is the Agency’s third post in Latin America and its tenth international post in the past 13 months.

“The opening of this office represents an important step as we re-design our product safety strategy. We, like our partners in the Mexican Government, realize that prevention is the key. For example, more than a third of the fresh fruits and vegetables we eat come from Mexico as do a large amount of our medical devices. Having FDA experts located permanently there will be mutually beneficial to both our countries and respective citizens,” said U.S. FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D...read more

Photos taken at the opening of FDA Offices in Mexico City, Mexico

Dr. Murray Lumpkin speaking at the podium during the Mexico City FDA Office Opening

Dr. Murray Lumpkin
Deputy Commisioner for International Programs
Office of the Commissioner
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

   
Mexico City, FDA Office Opening

From left to right:
Mr. John D. Feeley
Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. A. Embassy in Mexico, City. 

Dr. Murray Lumpkin
Deputy Commissioner for International Programs

   
Mexico City - Office Opening

From left to right:
Dr. Murray Lumpkin, Deputy Commissioner for International Programs
Mr. John D. Feeley, Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. A. Embassy in Mexico, City.
Dr. Paul Seligman, Director, FDA Latin American Regional Office
Lic. Miguel Angel Toscano, Director for COFEPRIS
MVZ. Enrique Sanchez Cruz, Director for SENESICA

   
Ribbon Cutting at the Mexico City, FDA Office Opening

From left to right:
Ms. Mary Lou Valdez, Associate Commissioner for International Programs
Dr. Murray Lumpkin, Deputy Commissioner for International Programs
Mr. John D. Feeley, Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. A. Embassy in Mexico, City
Lic. Miguel Angel Toscano, Director for COFEPRIS
MVZ Enrique Sanchez Cruz, Director of SENASICA