4/27/17 • Food & NutritionGeneralProduct Safety

CRA Urges U.S. Senate to Expeditiously Approve FDA Commissioner Nomination

April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Corn Refiners Association (CRA) President and CEO John Bode issued the following statement today after the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) approved Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s nomination to serve as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

“We urge the U.S. Senate to expeditiously approve the Senate HELP Committee’s recommendation to confirm Dr. Gottlieb. His science background, coupled with his experience at the agency, make Gottlieb an excellent choice to run this vital agency. CRA member companies and the corn ingredients they produce can be seen in all facets of FDA’s jurisdiction.  We are eager 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.