The Comprehensive Work That Keeps America’s Food Safe

Food safety is a shared responsibility that starts with food producers and includes processors, shippers, retailers, and ultimately consumers. Along every step of this safety system, the U.S. government plays an important role by establishing standards, overseeing their enforcement, and using science to anticipate and address food safety challenges. In fact, no other businesses have the level of oversight that are just a normal day in U.S. meat and poultry plants. At the USDA, scientists invest in innovation, prevention, inspection, surveillance, and tracking to ensure the food you eat is safe. Learn more here.