Federal Food Safety Oversight: Food Safety Working Group Is a Positive First Step But Government-wide Planning Is Needed to Address Fragmentation

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DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 32 pages
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For more than a decade, reports have been issued on the fragmented nature of federal food safety oversight and how it results in inconsistent oversight, ineffective coordination, and inefficient use of resources. In March 2009, the Pres. established the Food Safety Working Group (FSWG) to coordinate federal efforts and establish food safety goals to make food safer. This report identifies programs, agencies, offices, and initiatives with duplicative goals and activities. It examines: (1) steps, if any, that the FSWG has taken to increase collaboration among federal food safety agencies; and (2) options that have been identified to reduce fragmentation, overlap, and potential duplication in food safety oversight. illustrations. This is a print on demand report.

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