Food Safety: New Initiatives Would Fundamentally Alter the Existing System : Report to Congressional Requesters

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Page 19 - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), within the Department of Commerce, conducts its voluntary seafood safety and quality inspection programs under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, and the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, as amended. In addition to the inspection and certification services provided for fishery products for human consumption, NMFS provides inspection and certification services for animal feeds and pet foods containing a fish base.
Page 21 - The maximum or minimum value to which a physical, biological, or chemical hazard must be controlled at a critical control point to prevent, eliminate, or reduce to an acceptable level the occurrence of the identified food safety hazard.
Page 19 - ... egg, fruit, meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetable products. As part of this grading process, AMS considers safety factors, such as the cleanliness of the product AMS carries out its wide array of programs to facilitate marketing under more than 30 statutes — for example, the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended; the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended; the Egg Products Inspection Act, as amended; the Export Apple and Pear Act, as amended; and the Export Grape...
Page 19 - USDA, is primarily responsible for establishing the standards of quality and condition and for grading the quality of dairy, egg, fruit, meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetable products. As part of this grading process, AMS considers safety factors, such as the cleanliness of the product AMS carries out its wide array of programs to facilitate marketing under more than 30 statutes — for example, the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended; the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946,...
Page 3 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for all other foods.
Page 19 - A food shall be deemed to be misbranded — if * * * it falls below the standard of fill of container applicable thereto * * *" Under section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibits "unfair or deceptive acts or practice in commerce," the Commission has authority to take action against deceptive packaging. In a recent case, the Commission ordered a manufacturer to discontinue use of a package for gift wrapping paper that misled consumers as to the length of the sheets. "No commodity...
Page 19 - Act of 1946, as amended; and the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended.
Page 19 - HHS, is charged with protecting the nation's public health by providing leadership and direction in preventing and controlling diseases and responding to public health emergencies.
Page 19 - ... NMFS provides inspection and certification services for animal feeds and pet foods containing a fish base. Responsibilities of Federal Agencies Involved With Food Safety Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating all pesticide products sold or distributed in the United States and setting maximum allowed residue levels — tolerances — for pesticides on food commodities and animal feed. EPA'S activities are conducted under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide...
Page 5 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services...

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