Regulation and safety

Scott Gottlieb (left) and Sonny Perdue (rght) sign agreement at the White House

News in Brief

USDA and FDA sign agreement on oversight of food

By Staff Reporter

The US FDA and USDA are to look at ways to streamline regulatory responsibilities, reduce inspection inefficiencies and use government resources more efficiently.

EFSA's re-evaluation of BPA starts this year. Picture: iStock/splendens

MEPs back lower limits and not ban of BPA

By Joseph James Whitworth

A decision by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to lower and not ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging has been called ‘regrettable’ and a ‘missed opportunity’ by health groups.

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FDA food recall process too slow - OIG

By Joseph James Whitworth

There is room for improvement in how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) handles the recall process, according to a final report.