Why everyone is rooting for FDA’s new foods chief

Food policy world is hopeful Jones marks a fresh start for FDA. NIH official stirs panic with hint at lower alcohol limit in Dietary Guidelines. FDA warns infant formula makers to fix safety issues. And MAZON recognizes staff union.

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Happy Tuesday and welcome to Food Fix! I’m glad to be back in your inboxes after taking a much-needed break in August. Before I launched this newsletter (it’s been one whole year now!), I spoke with several independent media pros and the No. 1 piece of advice I got was to take regular breaks to avoid burnout. After spending time with friends and family in Washington state, I’m kicking off September refreshed — and I hope you are too, because it’s going to be a busy fall!

Scoops: If you were a paid subscriber last month, you were the first to get the news that FDA has selected EPA veteran Jim Jones to serve as the agency’s first deputy commissioner for human foods (yes, I took a break from my break to break some news, couldn’t help it). This was one of a handful of bonus editions that I’ve sent to paid subscribers in the last year. 

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