Obama proposes creation of stand-alone U.S. food safety agency

February 2, 2015 11:00 PM

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Obama proposes creation of stand-alone U.S. food safety agency

(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed bringing together the country's food safety operations into one agency to better monitor food quality in a move that would reshape the Food and Drug Administration.

The proposal was put forward as part of the President's 2016 budget plan. The new agency would combine the food safety responsibilities of the FDA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies.

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