Rockville, MD—This month, Vasilios “Bill” Frankos will retire as director of the division of dietary supplements programs for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to a press statement, he will join supplement maker Herbalife in April as the company’s senior vice president of product compliance and safety.

A policy and standards expert, Frankos led the development of good manufacturing practices for supplements and serious adverse events reporting. At his position at FDA, he was responsible for the implementation of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.

As of press time, FDA had not yet announced who will step into this position.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, March 2010