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The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Food Safety and Inspection Service
Food safety and inspection service
■ Introduction

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the jurisdiction of the under secretary for food safety. The FSIS is headed by an administrator appointed by the secretary of agriculture.

The FSIS regulates the meat, poultry, and egg products industries by inspecting all meat, poultry, and egg products plants that ship goods in interstate and foreign commerce. The service also administers laws that ensure these products are accurately labeled. FSIS issues regulatory guidance to food processors, ...

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