As if the federal government bureaucracy weren’t already big enough, now legislation has been filed in Congress creating a new federal agency – the U.S. Food Safety Administration (FSA). Filed jointly by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), in both branches, the Food Safety Administration Act of 2022 would strip responsibility for food safety oversight functions from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and vest it in a new government agency established within the Department of Health and Human Services. This new single food safety agency would remove all existing food programs from within the FDA, and leadership appointments within the FSA would require Senate confirmation. As currently drafted, the legislation does not include the Food Safety and Inspection Services currently operated by the US Department of Agriculture.