New steps to strengthen FDA’s food safety program for 2020 and beyond

Washington, DC - When it comes to the foods we eat, we live in an unprecedented time of technological change. Thanks to innovations in technology and the new requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), we now have more opportunities to strengthen public health and bring innovative food products to consumers than perhaps at any other time in our history. But our ability to fulfill these responsibilities becomes more challenging every year with increased globalization, advances in science and technology, and shifts in consumer expectations that drive change throughout the food system.

The Department of State Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia - As a display of our enduring friendship and important partnerships with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr., Chargé d’affaires for the U.S. Mission to ASEAN Jane Bocklage, and Director of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Addison D. “Tad” Davis IV, along with Indonesian Government officials, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia today.

US job openings rise, outnumber the unemployed by 1 million

Washington, DC - U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November.

USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities that will Benefit Nearly 300,000 Americans

Washington, DC - Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $91 million to build or improve community facilities and essential services for nearly 300,000 rural residents in 12 states.

Vice President Pence at a Breakfast with Prime Minister Varadkar of Ireland

Washington, DC - Vice President Pence at a Breakfast with Prime Minister Varadkar of Ireland: