Food safety is broken at FDA and insider’s new book purports to have the fix


By Dan Flynn, Food Safety News by Marler Clark

October 6, 2021


Another addition to the food safety library is arriving later this month. 


“Fixing Food: An FDA Insider Unravels the Myths and the Solutions” is scheduled to be available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, IndieBound and beginning Oct. 26, 2021.


The author is Richard Williams, Ph.D., who worked for the Food and Drug Administration from 1980 to 2007,  finishing up as the Director for Social Science with the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).


Previews report that Williams makes an argument that the FDA should abandon its previous practices and instead begin to  “think outside of the box” by embracing new approaches and technologies that can bring about a safer and healthier future for people in the United States.


His book will promote technologies with “tremendous promise of improving food safety.”  Williams sees “personalized nutrition“ using genetics or microbiomes as weapons in the fight against obesity...