FDA: Welch on Chromadex

Anthony Roberts filed this request with the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America.

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From: Anthony Roberts

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request emails sent and received by Cara Welch that mention Chromadex between the dates of January 1st, 2014 and December 31st, 2017.

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 there are fees, 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.

Sincerely,

Anthony Roberts

From: Food and Drug Administration

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Dear Anthony Roberts,

This is in response to your January 29, 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) seeking copies of records related to:

* (CHROMADEX - EMAILS SENT AND RECEIVED BY CARA WELCH 1/14 TO 12/17

Attached are documents responsive to your request. Your request is granted in part. After a thorough review of the responsive records, we have determined that portions of the documents are exempt from disclosure under FOIA exemption (b)(6) and (b)(5) of the FOIA 5 U.S.C. ยง 552, as amended and delineated below:

Exemption (b)(6) permits the withholding of information which, if released, would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. In this case, it was determined that there is no countervailing public interest qualifying under the standard set forth, under exemption (b)(6), to release the personal identifying information of certain third parties.

Exemption (b)(5) permits the withholding of inter-agency or intra-agency communications records which are part of the deliberative process and pre-decisional. Disclosure of such material could inhibit the open and candid expression of opinions and diminish the quality of the decision-making process.

CFSAN considers your request closed.

You have the right to appeal this determination. By filing an appeal, you preserve your rights under FOIA and give the agency a chance to review and reconsider your request and the agency's decision.

Your appeal must be mailed within 90 days from the date of this response to, Agency Chief FOIA Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Room 729H, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, e-mail FOIARequest@PSC.hhs.gov<mailto:FOIARequest@PSC.hhs.gov>

Please clearly mark both the envelope and your letter or e-mail "FDA Freedom of Information Act Appeal."

If you would like to discuss our response before filing an appeal to attempt to resolve your dispute without going through the appeals process, please contact samantha.wilde@fda.hhs.gov<mailto:samantha.wilde@fda.hhs.gov> or call 240-402-0003.

You may also contact the FDA FOIA Public Liaison for assistance at Office of the Executive Secretariat, US Food & Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1050, Rockville, MD 20857, E-mail: FDAFOIA@fda.hhs.gov<mailto:FDAFOIA@fda.hhs.gov>.

If you are unable to resolve your FOIA dispute through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), the Federal FOIA Ombudsman's office, offers mediation services to help resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies. The contact information for OGIS is as follows, Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, MD 20740-6001, Telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>.

Please do not submit payment until you receive an invoice. The following charges for this request to date may be included in a monthly invoice:

Reproduction=$0.00 Search=$0.00 Review $0.00 Other $0.00 Total=$0.00

Sincerely,

Sheila Wright
FOIA Officer
Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
Office of Regulations and Policy
Tel: 240-402-2812
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