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Who Does FDA Meet With?

Who Does FDA Meet With?

An interesting look at the meetings FDA has had since January 1, 2013.

Ever wonder who FDA meets with?  It’s public record (though transcripts of what was actually discussed are not).  Below are the meetings FDA had with pet food related trade groups since January 1, 2013…

 

FDA Official and Title

Date

Location

Other FDA Participants

Non-FDA Participants

Subject

Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine

2/15/13

Rockville, MD Tracey Forfa, Dan McChesney, Martine Hartogensis, Lee Anne Palmer, Randall Lovell, Dillard Woody, Renate Reimschuessel, William Burkholder, Cory Bryant, Timothy Schell, Steve Soloman, Hesha Duggirala Chris Cowell, Adrian Palensky, Larry Thompson (Nestle-Purina Pet Care) Center for Veterinary Medicine Overview
Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine 2/26/13 Rockville, MD Tracey Forfa, Laura Bradbard, Siobhan Delancey, William Burkholder Duane Ekedahl, Peter Tabor, Kurt Gallagher (Pet Food Institute) Meet and Greet
Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine 3/22/13 Teleconference N/A Joel Newman (American Feed Industry Association) Quarterly Meeting
Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine 4/18/13 Rockville, MD Dan McChesney Joel Newman (American Feed Industry Association) Quarterly Meeting
Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine 6/12/13 Rockville, MD Tracey Forfa, Daniel McChesney, Martine Hartogensis, Lee Anne Palmer, Randall Lovell, Dillard Woody, Renate Reimschuessel, William Burkholder, Cory Bryant, Tim Schell, Steven Solomon, Hesha Duggirala, Julianna Wittig Chris Cowell, Adrian Palensky, Ed Vanyo, Nina Leigh, Keith Schopp, Dan Smith, Larry Thompson (Nestle Purina Pet Care) Center for Veterinary Medicine Overview
Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine 6/20/13 Rockville, MD Dan McChesney, Sharon Benz Randy Gordon, Dave Fairfield (National Grain and Feed Association) Center for Veterinary Medicine Update on Current Activities
Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine 7/31/13 Rockville, MD Dan McChesney Joel Newman (American Feed Industry Association) Update on Center for Veterinary Medicine Activites
Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine 12/11/13 Rockville, MD Michael Taylor, Dan McChesney, Sharon Benz, Tracey Forfa, Terry Proescholdt, Sharon Mayl, Laura Pillsbury Duane Ekedahl, Peter Tabor, Bud Wright, Randy King, Jill Franks, Chris Cowell (Pet Food Institute) Overview of Veterinary Activities
Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine 12/11/13 Rockville, MD April Hodges, Dillard Woody, William Burkholder, Tracey Forfa, Amy Neal, Laura Bradbard, Randall Lovell, Renate Reimschuessel, Lee Anne Palmer, Siobhan Delancey Martine Hartogensis, Hesha Duggirala, Dan McChesney, Steven Solomon, David Rotstein, Cory Bryant, Timothy Schell Ed Vanyo, Adrian Palensky, Keith Schopp, Chris Cowell, Larry Thompson (Nestle Purina) Center for Veterinary Medicine Update
Michael R. Taylor, J.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine 1/24/2014 Rockville, MD Sharon Benz, Dan McChesney, Terry Proescholdt, Kari Barrett, Laura Pillsbury Peter Tabor, Duane Ekedahl (Pet Food Institute), Randy King (Proctor & Gamble), Jill Franks (Mars Pet Care), Chris Cowell (Nestle Purina Pet Care) Salmonella in Pet Food

 

Notice that many of the lobby group members that meet with FDA wear multiple work hats…

  • Jill Franks of Mars Pet Care also met with the FDA as the Pet Food Institute.
  • Chris Cowell of Nestle Purina Pet Care also met with FDA as the Pet Food Institute.
  • Randy King of Proctor & Gamble also met with FDA as the Pet Food Institute.

Also – it really makes you wonder what that last meeting…regarding Salmonella in pet food…was really about.

To view the meetings of FDA for 2013 – Click Here.

To view the meetings of FDA for 2014 – Click Here.

 

Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
TruthaboutPetFood.com
Association for Truth in Pet Food

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One comment

  1. Well Done Susan …

    Pls Stay on the nepotism Scent

    Perhaps Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D is just laying the groundwork for her Private Sector Job Interview once she leaves her Public Sector position.

    Curious, what is her predecessor doing for Employment these days ?

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