Regulator Keynote: Updates, Progress Reports, and Looking Forward to the Future

Offering updates on the FDA’s policies and priorities.

Sharon Lindan Mayl, J.D.
Senior Advisor for Policy, Office of Food Policy and Response

Sharon serves as the Senior Advisor for Policy, Office of Food Policy and Response. In this position, she oversees and manages significant policy initiatives related to food safety. She currently focuses on implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Ms. Mayl co-leads the team responsible for the FSMA import rules and guidance documents, including those related to the Foreign Supplier Verification Program, Voluntary Qualified Import Program, and Accredited Third-Party Certification Program as well as the team responsible for operationalizing these programs, including the oversight of the development and implementation of regulator training, compliance strategies, inspections and work planning, and outreach and education. Ms. Mayl is also the lead for the foods program on issues related to cannabis. Ms. Mayl is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the agency, she worked first in private practice and then for a public interest advocacy group on foods issues.