Obama proposes single agency to oversee U.S. food safety

February 2, 2015 10:32 PM

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WASHINGTON — President Obama on Monday proposed creating a food safety agency to better protect the food supply, which has been rocked by a number of high-profile incidents in recent years.

The Obama administration would combine the food safety responsibilities of the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration under one roof, with the possibility of absorbing another dozen or so agencies throughout the federal government that have some degree of responsibility. The new...

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