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Food and Drug Administration

NOAA, USTR, food safety reorganization plans draw concern

Consumer and farm groups continue to expressed concerns about a reorganization that would move the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Interior Department, move the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative into a new agency that would replace the Commerce Department, and possibly consolidate the food safety agencies in the future. Read More...

Reorganization proposal could impact food safety, USTR

President Barack Obama’s proposal, announced today, to reorganize six agencies that promote business and trade would not have an immediate impact on agriculture, but it could have an impact down the line on trade agencies and on food safety inspections if Congress grants Obama “consolidation authority.” Read More...