The Food and Drug Administration is requesting an 8 percent increase of $477 million for the next fiscal year with some of the money earmarked for food safety programs.
Including the increase, the agency has asked for $6.5 billion for the fiscal year 2022, which begins Oct. 1 this year. President Joe Biden on Friday announced he is asking Congress to approve a $6 trillion federal budget. Both the FDA’s request and the president’s proposal face rigorous review by U.S. legislators.
The bulk of the FDA’s budget is spent on the drug portion of its operations, but some food safety programs are in the spotlight. There is $97 million in additional investments in core FDA Safety Programs, some of which is directed at food safety.
“Food safety investments include funding to support implementation of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint to reduce the number of illnesses attributed to … Read more