USDA Agricultural Marketing Service 

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers programs that create domestic and international marketing opportunities for U.S. producers of food, fiber, and specialty crops.

 

National Poultry Improvement Plan 

– The National Poultry Improvement Plan provides a cooperative industry, state, and federal program using diagnostic technology to improve poultry and poultry products. 

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) 

is the public health agency in USDA responsible for ensuring the nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 

– The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 

is the government agency that oversees programs in farm and foreign agricultural services; food nutrition and consumer services; food safety; marketing and regulatory programs; natural resources and environment; research, education and economics and rural development.

FDA Egg Safety Rule 

requires preventive measures on farms during egg production, as well as refrigeration during storage and transportation. Playing it Safe with Eggs states fresh eggs must be handled carefully to avoid the possibility of foodborne illness.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 

is an agency within the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which oversees medical products and tobacco, foods, global regulatory operations and policy and operations.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) 

is one of the major components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal found state EQAPs helped reduce Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) incidents within that state.

State Egg Quality Assurance Programs 

(EQAP) are organized by some states and based on HACCP principles. Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal found state EQAPs helped reduce Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) incidents within that state.

Food Marketing Institute 

is the voice of food retail with resources to support food safety.