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USDA Mission Areas
Food Safety

Food Safety ensures that the Nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and properly labeled and packaged. This mission area also plays a key role in the President's Food Safety Working Group, a coordinated government-wide initiative to ensure a safe food supply for the American people for the 21st century. USDA's partners in the Working Group include the Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency and a number of other government agencies.


Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

FSIS enhances public health and well-being by protecting the public from foodborne illness and ensuring that the nation's meat, poultry and egg products are safe, wholesome, and correctly packaged.