May 9, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – Corn Refiners Association President and CEO John Bode issued the following statement congratulating Scott Gottlieb on his confirmation as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner of Food and Drugs.
“We commend the U.S. Senate for confirming Dr. Scott Gottlieb today. We believe his scientific background, coupled with his past experience at the FDA, make Gottlieb well suited to run such a vital agency. CRA member companies and the corn ingredients they produce can be seen in all facets of FDA’s jurisdiction. The corn refining industry has been waiting too long to get this important position filled and stands ready to work with Dr. Gottlieb to advance the safety, quality and affordability of America’s foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and medical devices.”
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.