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  1. Government Agencies HUM-FNW-3 Unit 4

  2. USDA United States Department of Agriculture Mission Statement We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

  3. USDA Vision Statement To expand economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production sustainability that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve and conserve our Nation's natural resources through restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

  4. USDA

  5. USDA Food & Nutrition • WIC – Woman Infant and Children • SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program • Food Security • Child Nutrition Program –Foods Provided at School • National Organic Program – regulations on organic farms/foods

  6. USDA’s Food & Nutrition • Farmers Markets • Food Assistance • Food Distribution • Food Labeling & Packaging • Food Recalls • Food Safety • Food Security • Dietary Health • Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

  7. FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service Part of the USDA • The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.

  8. FDA Food and Drug Administration The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.

  9. FDA is responsible for • Protecting the public health by assuring that foods (except for meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture2) are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; ensuring that human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective • Protecting the public from electronic product radiation • Assuring cosmetics and dietary supplements are safe and properly labeled

  10. FDA is responsible for CONT. • Regulating tobacco products • Advancing the public health by helping to speed product innovations • FDA's responsibilities extend to the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and other U.S. territories and possessions

  11. FDA Regulates • Foods • Human Prescription and Non-Prescription Drugs • Vaccines, Blood products and other biologics • Medical Devices • Electronic Devices (those that produce radiation) • Cosmetics • Veterinary products • Tobacco

  12. FDA Regulations CONT Foods • Safety and truthful labeling of all food products including dietary supplements(except for livestock meat and poultry products, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) • Venison and other game meat • Bottled water • Food additives • Infant formulas

  13. GRAS Generally Recognized As Safe • FDA designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts,and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements.

  14. Delaney Clause • The Delaney Clause is a 1958 amendment to the Food, Drugs, and Cosmetic Act of 1938, named after Congressman James Delaney of New York.

  15. Delaney Clause CONT. • The Delaney Clause applied to pesticides in processed foods, but only when the concentration of a residue of a cancer causing pesticide increased during processing; for example when more of a pesticide was present in ketchup than in the raw tomatoes used to make it. (It never applied to pesticides in raw foods.)