Power 50 Ranking, 2011: 50
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Key Development: Gathered data related to Food Safety Modernization Act's implementation; outlined a global strategy for food quality and safety.
What's Next: Continue work on implementation of FSMA; move forward on nutrition and menu labeling.
Margaret Hamburg makes sure she bases what she does on a foundation of facts. Reaching out for information from various divisions of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, other agencies and outside sources helped her clarify what was needed at FDA when she was appointed commissioner. Now, she's once again gathering facts as she focuses on the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act...More