The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture must do a better job of coordinating their food safety efforts and setting overall goals, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

The 46-page report, called “Federal Food Safety Oversight: Additional Actions Needed to Improve Planning and Collaboration,” said that the White House should develop a government-wide performance plan for food safety that will help the FDA and USDA work together.

“Without such a plan, Congress, program managers and other decision makers are hampered in their ability to identify agencies and programs addressing similar missions and to set priorities, allocate resources and restructure federal efforts, as needed, to achieve long-term goals,” according to the GAO report.