5 Facts Supporting FDA's Food Safety Budget Request
For fiscal year 2016, the president asked Congress for $109.5 million in additional funding for the Food and Drug Administration to continue implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Providing the agency with the resources needed to implement this important food safety law has been a bipartisan priority since FSMA was enacted in 2011. Significant funding is needed for the coming fiscal year, when FDA will finalize major food safety rules and must be ready to help food producers comply with the new requirements.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “President’s FY 2016 Budget Request: Key Investments for Implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA),” accessed Feb. 12, 2015, http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm432576.htm.