Gottlieb: FDA, USDA Bid To Cut Duplication Will Work This Time

June 07, 2018
After FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week they will harmonize their audits of produce facilities, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told Inside Health Policy the two agencies will succeed this time around, when they failed previously, in their broader effort to eliminate inefficiencies stemming from dual-regulation of food facilities. The agencies' current close-knit, multi-level collaboration, and FDA's increased role in agriculture under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), will allow the current collaboration to succeed where a...

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