Proposal Would Move Food Regulation To USDA

As part of a proposal to reorganize several federal agencies, the Trump Administration has recommended that food-safety regulatory oversight be shifted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), combining the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) with the current food purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The proposed USDA agency, the Federal Food Safety Agency, “would pursue a modern, science-based food safety regulatory regime” and “would reduce duplication of inspection at some food processing facilities, improve outreach to consumers and industry, and achieve savings over time while ensuring robust and coordinated food safety oversight.”

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