Trump Floats Moving All Food Safety Oversight To USDA

By Emily Field (June 21, 2018, 7:41 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration on Thursday proposed eliminating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's authority over food safety and moving the responsibility to one agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, saying the change would streamline fragmented federal food safety oversight.

As part of the White House's proposed reorganization of federal agencies, the Trump administration said that moving food safety oversight to the USDA would give the agency the full mandate and budget it needs to oversee the entire U.S. food supply and would free up resources at the FDA so it could focus on regulating drugs, medical devices and tobacco....

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