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Gottlieb Defends FDA’s Reg Of Food Amid Calls For Single Food Agency

By Beth Wang
October 7, 2019 at 2:08 PM
More than a year after the White House called for creation of a single food safety agency under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb argued against removing food safety from FDA’s regulatory scope. Gottlieb maintained it makes sense to have a consolidated public health agency like FDA that focuses on broader public health goals across different portfolios, including food and tobacco, adding that regulatory delays can often be due to political views, and splitting the agency...


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