Sep 06 2016
DENVER – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee – toured the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Denver District Laboratory on Friday, Sept. 2. He was joined on the tour by FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy Deputy Commissioner Howard Sklamberg, Regulatory Affairs Deputy Associate Commissioner Dr. Steve Solomon, and Office of Operations CFO Jay Tyler.
“The tour provided valuable insight as to how ongoing research helps ensure our food supply is healthy and safe,” said Sen. Moran. “As I consider appropriations for the FDA, I appreciate seeing firsthand the work of their facilities to make certain the health of American families, from farm to fork, is a top priority. Besides helping to keep consumers safe, the research performed by scientists at the lab benefits Kansas agriculture producers by continuing to instill confidence in our food systems.”
The Denver lab focuses on chemicals and microorganisms found in food, drugs, devices and cosmetics, and plays an instrumental role in antibiotic resistance testing. The lab is home to the Animal Drugs Research Center (ADRC), whose work centers on research for livestock drugs and ways we can minimize the impact of medications used for animals across the food chain.