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Food Safety and Inspection Service


Officers and directors

Alfred V. Almanza
Ron Hicks
Robert Tynan
Deputy Assistant Administrator Public Affairs and Consumer Education


1400 Independence Ave. SW, Room 2137, South Building
Washington, DC 20250
+1-202-720-9904 (Phone)
202-720-6050 (Fax)

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Whether the egg came before or after the chicken is irrelevant to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), as long as they're both safe. The FSIS serves as the public health agency of the Department of Agriculture. It primarily ensures that the US commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe and property labeled and packaged. The agency was created in 1884 - then known as the Bureau of Animal Industry - to prevent diseased animals from being processed into food. Today the FSIS educates consumers about safe food handling and reducing the risks of food-borne illness. It additionally disseminates food recall information to the general public.

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