The U.S. FDA and the EPA sign a Memorandum of Understanding to share data on pesticides and toxic substances. Memorandum establishes a process of disclosure of their respective databases to facilitate the decisions of each agency related to food safety, veterinary medicine, and cosmetics. This data sharing will provide up-to-date information and assist in coordinating reviews as sometimes a given substance may be regulated by both agencies. For example, a manufacturer of an antimicrobial food wash must prove to FDA that it doesn’t adulterate food and might be required to prove to EPA it will not hurt the environment.
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