Margaret Hamburg, FDA

2014 Power 50 Associations/Government/Public Sphere: No. 6 Margaret Hamburg Commissioner FDA Key Development: Proposed rules to update  Nutrition Facts label. What’s Next: Finalize, implement proposed rules for both the Nutrition Facts label and FSMA framework.

The FDA has made big strides this past year with respect to both nutrition and food safety.

One of Margaret Hamburg’s first acts after being appointed FDA commissioner in 2009 was to create an Office of Food, to which she appointed a deputy commissioner of food, reporting directly to her. At that time, she said nutrition and food safety were at the top of her priority list. They still are.

This past February, the FDA proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts label found on m

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