E Federal Food Safety Budget Information

To assist the committee in determining the size and scope of the federal food safety budget, the committee asked the four major departments/agencies with responsibility for food safety to provide budget estimates for federal funds spent during the past four fiscal years. The agencies were requested to submit responses based on their involvement in one or more of five areas of federal food safety activity, as identified by the committee and emphasized in a National Food Safety Initiative (Appendix C). These areas are surveillance, inspection, risk assessment, research, and education. The responses of the agencies-the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Commerce-have been consolidated and appear in the table below. Copies of the committee questionnaire and each of the agency responses in full are available from the National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) public information file. Information on accessing these documents is available from the NAS website at http://www.nas.edu.



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E Federal Food Safety Budget Information To assist the committee in determining the size and scope of the federal food safety budget, the committee asked the four major departments/agencies with responsibility for food safety to provide budget estimates for federal funds spent during the past four fiscal years. The agencies were requested to submit responses based on their involvement in one or more of five areas of federal food safety activity, as identified by the committee and emphasized in a National Food Safety Initiative (Appendix C). These areas are surveillance, inspection, risk assessment, research, and education. The responses of the agencies-the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Commerce-have been consolidated and appear in the table below. Copies of the committee questionnaire and each of the agency responses in full are available from the National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) public information file. Information on accessing these documents is available from the NAS website at http://www.nas.edu.

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E U.S. Food Safety Budgets (FY 1995-1998) (in dollars)   CDCa NIHb EPAc FDAd NMFSe USDAf Subtotal Surveillance   not reported not reported         FY95 2,900,000     6,339,000   532,000 9,771,000 FY96 4,500,000     7,455,000   1,032,000 12,987,000 FY97 4,500,000     7,500,000   1,032,000 13,032,000 FY98 14,500,000     9,109,000   1,532,000 25,141,000 Inspection not reported not reported           FY95     20,300,000 163,174,000 13,700,000 622,827,000 820,001,000 FY96     18,200,000 160,737,000 13,400,000 627,977,000 820,314,000 FY97     19,900,000 151,383,000 13,000,000 655,980,000 840,263,000 FY98     23,200,000 161,423,000 11,800,000 671,438,000 867,861,000 Risk Assessment not reported not reported           FY95     91,100,000 6,339,000   5,887,000 103,326,000 FY96     107,400,000 7,455,000   6,885,000 121,740,000 FY97     133,100,000 7,500,000   8,272,000 148,872,000 FY98     126,700,000 9,109,000   7,598,000 143,407,000 Research not reported             FY95     13,100,000 22,913,000   47,812,000 83,825,000 FY96     12,200,000 22,266,000   47,333,000 81,799,000 FY97   49,799,000 19,000,000 21,977,000   53,557,000 144,333.000 FY98   52,873,000 32,000,000 25,632,000   60,348,000 170,853,000

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Education not reported not reported not reported         FY95       12,698,000   5,638,000 18,336,000 FY96       13,771,000   5,651,000 19,422,000 FY97       15,137,000   5,390,000 20,527,000 FY98       17,308,000   5,523,000 22,831,000 Surveillance, Risk Assessment, Research, and Education FY95         7,900,000   7,900,000 FY96         7,800,000   7,800,000 FY97         7,300,000   7,300,000 FY98         6,700,000   6,700,000 TOTAL             1,043,159,000 FY95 2,900,000   124,500,000 211,463,000 21,600,000 682,696,000 1,064,062,000 FY96 4,500,000   137,800,000 211,684,000 21,200,000 688,878,000 1,174,327,000 FY97 4,500,000 49,799,000 172,000,000 203,497,000 20,300,000 724,231,000 1,236,793,000 FY98 14,500,000 52,873,000 181,900,000 222,581,000 18,500,000 746,439,000   NOTE: For EPA there is no accounting system that separates food safety from other pesticide program activities. Therefore, the budget estimates provided here include a broader level of resources than just those directly related to food safety. NOTE: NMFS has combined food safety surveillance, risk assessment, research, and education activities into a single category. a Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Budget Formulation and Presentation. 1998. Written communication to committee. b National Institutes of Health, Division of Nutrition Research Coordination and Nutritional Sciences Branch. 1998. Written Communication to Committee. c Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances. 1998. Written communication to committee. d Food and Drug Administration. 1998. Written communication to committee. e United States Department of Commerce, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Sustainable Fisheries. 1998. Written communication to committee. f United States Department of Agriculture. 1998. Written Communication to Committee.

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