by Daren Bakst
The Heritage Foundation
February 28, 2014
Acting on its own volition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is using the regulatory process to gain unprecedented control of food policy and remove dietary choices from Americans. Similar to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the FDA is pushing extreme policies to regulate in areas that have never been federally regulated. Recent examples highlight this disturbing trend. Congress should rein in the FDA, clarify that food safety does not mean restricting personal dietary choices, and ensure that the FDA does not divert resources from food safety to food control.

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