The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the Foods and Veterinary Medicine (FVM) Program’s Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2016-2025. The plan outlines the FVM Program’s goals and objectives for the next 10 years.
The FVM program, which encompasses the Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and the Center for Veterinary Medicine, is also responsible for the related activities under the Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy and the Office of Regulatory Affairs.
Four major goals organize the strategic plan: food safety, nutrition, animal health, and organizational excellence.
It is also based on the following principles: Public health is the first priority, partnerships are the key to success, scientific expertise and research are the foundation of the FVM Program’s work, and the FVM program is committed to operating openly and transparently.
Comments can be submitted on the strategic plan at any time, and the full plan can be viewed here.