GAO urges collaborative food safety plan

GAO urges collaborative food safety plan

GAO report calls for more coordination between HHS and USDA on food safety oversight to increase efficiencies in protecting consumers.

THE fragmented food safety system is nothing new, split between the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, more needs to be done to improve planning and collaboration between the two agencies.

The GAO report gives examples of fragmentation in federal food safety oversight, including the 2010 nationwide recall of more than 500 millio

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