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Food Industry Urges Congress To Hike FDA Food Safety Funds For Rest Of 2017

March 15, 2017
The food industry sent a letter to congressional appropriators Wednesday (March 15) urging them to increase FDA's food safety budget for the remainder of fiscal 2017. The letter was sent a day before the president planned to unveil a budget proposal for fiscal 2018 that will scale back funding for non-defense agencies to pay for an increase in military funding. The group of 21 major food companies, retailers and trade associations called for the committees to follow through on increases...

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