Food Safety And Inspection Service Law and Legal Definition
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is a federal agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is the public health agency tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that the United State's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. T
The Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906, the Poultry Products Inspection Act of 1957 and the Egg Products Inspection Act of 1970 are the U.S. federal legislation that authorized the FSIS.
Food products that are under the jurisdiction of the FSIS, and thus subject to inspection, are those that contain more than 3% meat or 2% poultry products, and egg products (liquid, frozen or dried). However, there are certain exceptions to this rule. Shell eggs and meat and poultry are under United States Food and Drug Administration’s jurisdiction.
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