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FSC 178 - Food Laws, Regulations, Inspection, and Grading

Government Websites

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

     •  Laws & Regulations
     •  Topics include Health & Safety, Biotechnology, and Organic.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
"Responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged."
     •  Laws etc
     •  Regulations, Directives, Notices
     •  Compliance Guidance (Food Defense Planning, Food Safety Assessments, HACCP, Labeling, etc)

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Including Grades & Standards, Marketing Orders, and Organic Certification
     •  Rules & Regulations
     •  Grades & Standards
     •  National Organic Program

USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
"...protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities."

Food and Drug Administration:

FDA is in the US Department of Health & Human Services

  FDA Regulatory Information
   Including laws enforced by FDA

  FDA Food 

  FDA Guidance & Regulation
  Food Safety Modernization Act, HACCP, CGMPs, etc

  FDA Enforcement Report Index

  FDA Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness Portal

Gateway Sites gateway to federal food safety information
     •  Recalls & Alerts

Food & Nutrition Information Center National Agricultural Library
Gateway to selected information resources on food.

Environmental Protection Agency:

   •  Laws & Regulations

   •  Regulation of Pesticide Residues on Food