Silver Spring, MD—Cara Welch, Ph.D., has stepped down as Acting Director of the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), and Greg Noonan, Ph.D., has taken the post.

The Council of Responsible Nutrition (CRN) wrote in the association’sDaily Supplementthat this isn’t a comment on Dr. Welch’s performance, but a mandated switch to ensure that acting directors don’t hold a post for too long.

CRN is calling for a permanent director to be named, noting that it’s difficult to handle big-ticket items including CBD, NAC, NDI draft guidance, and mandatory product listing without someone holding that top position.

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