PFI Commends Confirmation of Scott Gottlieb as FDA Commissioner


WASHINGTON – The Pet Food Institute, whose members make 98 percent of U.S. pet food and treat products, commends Congress for the confirmation of Scott Gottlieb as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Cathleen Enright, PhD, president and CEO of PFI, commented that PFI and its members look forward to supporting the work of the agency during the continued rollout of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance and enforcement.

“Almost two-thirds of U.S. households have at least one dog or cat – that’s more than 180 million pets and food bowls to fill,” said Enright. “Our members are committed to continuous improvement in food safety. With regard to FSMA implementation, PFI supports the agency’s compliance and enforcement activities, and advancing food safety under a predictable regulatory environment.”

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About PFI: Since 1958, the Pet Food Institute has been the voice of the U.S. pet food and treat makers. PFI is the industry’s representative before Congress and state legislatures, as well as state and federal agencies; public education and media relations resource; organizer of seminars and educational programs; and liaison with other organizations. PFI represents the companies that make 98 percent of U.S. dog and cat food and treat products, an industry with more than $28 billion in U.S. retail sales and $1.3 billion in exports in 2016.