USDA and FDA Announces Agreement on Joint Oversight of Food

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. announced a formal agreement to make the oversight of food more efficient and effective by increasing the coordination between the two agencies. The formal agreement outlines efforts to increase interagency collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness on produce safety and biotechnology activities while providing clarity to manufacturers. Perdue said “…formal agreement to promote coordination and the streamlining of capacities and obligations on shared concerns and jurisdiction,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D said, “Secretary Perdue and I share a deep commitment to further strengthening our nation’s food safety system in the most effective and transparent way,”. @
FDA, USDA announce formal agreement to bolster coordination and collaboration

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and USDA Secretary Perdue launched an effort today to increase collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness, and provide clarity to food producers.

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