Government Agencies

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The CDC, a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), aims to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats affecting the public.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.
  • National Association of State Department of Agriculture (NASDA)
    NASDA’s mission is to represent the state departments of agriculture in the development, implementation, and communication of sound public policy and programs which support and promote the American agricultural industry, while protecting consumers and the environment.
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
    OSHA’s mission is to assure the safety and health of America ‘s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
  • Partnership for Food Safety Education
    The PFSE is dedicated to educating the public about safe food handling to help reduce foodborne illness. Their campaign, Fight BAC! ® , has reached millions of consumers to date through government outreach, private industry initiatives, school education programs and media placements.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
    The SBA maintains and strengthens the nation’s economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters.
  • National SBA Ombudsman
    The National Ombudsman’s primary mission is to assist small businesses when they experience excessive federal regulatory enforcement actions, such as repetitive audits or investigations, excessive fines, penalties, threats, retaliation or other unfair enforcement action by a federal agency.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. The agency also provides the integrated program delivery needed to lead a rapidly evolving food and agriculture system.
  • USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
    The Agricultural Marketing Service includes six commodity programs-Cotton, Dairy, Fruit and Vegetable, Livestock and Seed, Poultry, and Tobacco. The programs employ specialists who provide standardization, grading and market news services for those commodities. They enforce such Federal Laws as the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and the Federal Seed Act.
  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
    The Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.
  • USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
    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.
  • USDA/FSIS Accredited Laboratory Program
  • USDA/FSIS National Advisory Committee On Meat And Poultry Inspection (NACMPI)
  • USDA Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards (GIPSA)
    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) facilitates the marketing of livestock, poultry, meat, cereals, oilseeds, and related agricultural products, and promotes fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.