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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Delivers Nutrition Speech at National Food Policy Conference

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Delivers Nutrition Speech at National Food Policy Conference

Constituent Update

March 29, 2018

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb today spoke at the National Food Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., announcing the kickoff of the FDA Nutrition Innovation Strategy. The strategy promotes public health through improved nutrition, encouraging industry innovation to create healthier products that consumers seek and helping consumers identify those products.

In the speech, entitled "Reducing the Burden of Chronic Disease," Commissioner Gottlieb explained how the FDA is exploring how to support industry initiatives to introduce products that meet consumer demands for healthier foods. The FDA has identified several areas where it believes there is opportunity to improve public health and encourage innovation – claims on labels, information about ingredients in food, and standards of identity. As the strategy takes shape, FDA will provide opportunities for public input.

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