USDA’s 2018 Food Safety
Just before the new year, U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue released a list of accomplishments made by USDA in 2018. A couple of those achievements related to food safety agencies are as follows.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service played a vital
role to ensure the free flow of agricultural trade by keeping
U.S. agricultural industries free from pests and diseases. An
example of this critical work is the group’s recent efforts to
prevent African swine fever from entering the U.S. through
a series of safeguards that includes working with producers,
states, and industry to ensure they are following biosecurity
recommendations, restricting pork imports from affected
countries, and working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to train inspection dogs and increase screening vigilance
for passengers and products arriving from affected countries.
Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) inspected more
than 160 million head of livestock and 9. 47 billion poultry car-casses. FSIS inspectors also conducted 6. 9 million food safety
and food defense procedures across 6,500 regulated establishments to ensure meat, poultry, and processed egg products
were safe and wholesome.
You can see all of the agency’s 2018 accomplishments at
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