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Overlap and duplication in the federal food safety system Hearing before the Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and the District of ... first session, August 4, 1999 (S. hrg) by United States

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FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages170
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Open LibraryOL10112139M
ISBN 100160602491
ISBN 109780160602498

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Senators heard testimony about possible duplication and overlap among agencies that deal with food safety. Federal officials testified that food safety is a high priority for the Clinton.   Politicians, policy makers and academics have long been troubled by the overlap and duplication, which characterizes many federal systems. Overlap and duplication is, according to the Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, “ one of the core problems at the moment [with] the way the federation by:   Status: Open. Comments: The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act ( Farm Bill) established a national Food Safety Commission charged with making specific recommendations for drafting legislative other things, the Commission was to make recommendations on how to improve the food safety system, create a harmonized, central framework for managing federal food . The GAO, the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, said it added food safety to its so-called "high-risk" list of federal programs because the system is out-of-date, often unscientific, and.

The 30 laws that govern food safety activities were enacted over time between (the Pure Food and Drugs Act) and today (e.g., HR, the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of ), and they are based on the issues that were faced in each time period—there has been no overall strategic design to the food safety : Robert B. Wallace, Maria Oria. Today we released our 10th annual report on opportunities to reduce spending and address fragmentation, overlap, and duplication within the federal government. Over the past decade, our annual reports have helped the federal government improve operations and save about $ billion. Leading Practices in Collaboration Across Governments, Nonprofits, and the Private Sector GAO has identified a set of practices that can help the federal, state, local, and private sectors collaborate effectively—including defining common outcomes, and agreeing on roles and responsibilities. Over 90% of the federal funding and personnel devoted to ensuring food safety and quality has historically gone to the FDA and the USDA. 19 As Michael Taylor, the current head of the FDA's office with authority over food, has put it, the United States has “two food safety systems”—the one run by the USDA, and the one run by the FDA. 20 Author: Lisa Heinzerling.

The idea of integrating federal, state, and local agencies into a national food safety system has been espoused in reports of the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) (Hile, ; AFDO, , a,b), in the Institute of Medicine (IOM)/National Research Council (NRC) report Ensuring Safe Food: From Production to Consumption (IOM/NRC, ), by consumer representatives (DeWaal,   Optimizing Federal Data Centers Posted on Septem by WatchBlog In recent years, federal agencies have moved more and more of their services and operations online, increasing their need for computer power and data storage—and leading to a .   On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on possible duplication and overlap by government agencies. This is the second annual report released by GAO, a result of an amendment from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) to the debt ceiling increase in January The report not only identifies areas of government duplication, overlap and fragmentation, but. bodies in assuring food safety all along the farm to table continuum, legislations, food control systems, structures and strategies with particular focus on the Nigerian context. To do this, the following outline would be used for the proposed book chapter. Keywords: Food, Food Safety, Food Control, Contaminants, Registration, Regulation.