June 3, 2021
The President’s fiscal year 2022 budget request would increase spending on food safety at the Food and Drug Administration by $134.3 million to a total of $1.6 billion. A significant portion of the FDA budget increase ($44.8 million) would go toward the “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” unveiled by the agency last year.
FDA says the enhanced “New Era” funding would fund:
PFAS, sometimes called “forever chemicals” because of their persistence in the environment, are an increasing concern for the food industry. Some scientific research has assessed the potential for the chemicals to be transferred to eggs through water or feed.
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