The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft strategic priorities document for fiscal years 2011-2015 that outlines four key cost-cutting strategic priorities and four strategic program goals designed to help FDA achieve its public health mission.  

According to an October 1, 2010, Federal Register notice, the four cost-cutting priorities seek to (i) “advance regulatory science and innovation,” (ii) strengthen the safety and integrity of the global supply chain,” (iii) “strengthen compliance and enforcement activities,” and (iv) “expand efforts to meet the needs of special populations.” Among the program goals, FDA has highlighted intentions to establish effective tobacco regulation as well as advance food safety and nutrition by ensuring the safety of the food supply from farm to table and promoting healthy dietary practices and nutrition. FDA will accept comments until November 1, 2010.