EP 560 What Does the Baby Formula Shortage Tell Us About the Regulatory Process Around Food Safety?

The baby formula crisis in America caught many off guard, but not our guest on this podcast. Richard Williams, Ph.D., served as the director for social science with the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the Food and Drug Administration. He is the author of ‘Fixing Food: An FDA Insider Unravels the Myths and the Solutions’. He was our guest on a previous podcast discussing the inner workings of the regulators at the FDA. We asked him back to discuss the specifics surrounding this massive baby formula problem made worse by actions, or in actions, of the agency. You will want to hear his perspective.