The U.S. Department of Food & Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service protects the public’s health by ensuring the safety of meat, poultry and egg products.
FSIS is part of a science-based national system to ensure food safety and food defense. FSIS ensures food safety through the authorities of the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act, as well as humane animal handling through the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act.
The USDA uses three levels of recall classifications:
Their “framework to success” includes:
Prevent Foodborne Illness
Modernize Inspections Systems
Achieve Operational Excellence
Source: U.S. Department of Food & Agriculture Food “Recalls and Public Health Alerts” https://www.fsis.usda.gov website. Accessed August 18, 2021. https://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls
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