Communication with US Food & Drug Administration

Joseph Malochee filed this request with the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

Due July 17, 2015
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Joseph Malochee

Dear Food and Drug Administration,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all communication between (to/from) the following companies, including their subsidiaries, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration between January 1, 2007 and the date upon which you complete the request:

1. Nestlé
2. Monsanto
3. Syngenta
4. Walmart a.k.a. Wal-Mart
5. Yum!
6. Carrefour
7. McDonald's
8. PepsiCo
9. Bunge
10. Cargill

In this request, communication includes but is not limited to emails, faxes, letters, text messages and instant messages. I am happy to help identify more specific search terms, in addition to the names of the companies , so please don't hesitate to contact me regarding the scope of this request if needed.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Joseph Malochee
Data Coordinator
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
University of California, Berkeley
460 Stephens Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2330

From: Barnes, Marqui - OCIO

Good Morning Mr. Malochee,

Please see the attached correspondence pertaining to your recent FOIA requests to the USDA Department FOIA Service Center.

Should you have any questions regarding the letter, please feel free to contact me.



(Ms.) Marqui Q. Barnes
FOIA Service Center
Policy, E-Government, and Fair Information Practices (PE&F)
Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
(202) 694-1802 (direct)<>

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To Whom It May Concern:

The FOIA request copied below has been forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following request, copied below. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
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