What is a USDA establishment number?

07/07/2019 Off By admin

What is a USDA establishment number?

All containers of meat, poultry, and egg products must be labeled with a USDA mark of inspection and establishment (EST number), which is assigned to the plant where the product was produced. The establishment number may appear on the package within the USDA mark of inspection such as pictured on this page.

Is FSIS part of USDA?

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is the public health regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that United States’ commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.

What does USDA mean on meat?

USDA prime steak is the highest grade that a meat can be ranked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This superior grade of steak is known for being juicy, flavorful, and tender. It has the highest level of marbling and generally is only from younger cattle.

What is establishment number?

Establishment number means refers to the official approval number for a production or harvesting area and packaging or processing facility.

Which foods must be inspected by the USDA?

Federal inspection by USDA inspectors is required for cattle, swine, sheep, goat, equines (horses, mules, ponies, and burros), and in many cases poultry (see below). You can only sell meat from these animals if they are slaughtered in a USDA-inspected facility (Figure 1).

Does FDA fall under USDA?

Federal responsibility for the regulation of food safety in the U.S. primarily falls under the FDA and the USDA-FSIS. However, a number of other agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to name a few, are involved with the safety of our food supply.

When and why was the USDA established?

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the federal agency that proposes programs and implements policies and regulations related to American farming, forestry, ranching, food quality, and nutrition. President Abraham Lincoln founded the USDA in 1862, when about half of all Americans lived on farms.

Where can I find list of establishments inspected by FSIS?

Find a list of U.S. Establishments inspected by FSIS. See an interactive map of MPI establishments. See a list USDA Federally-authorized meat, poultry and egg product establishments that are eligible to export. See a list of foreign establishments recognized as eligible to export to the United States.

Where can I find contact information for USDA?

This application is a partnership effort of the OIP, CAMS and Affiliate projects and includes contact information for federal and non-federal personnel at USDA Service Center partnering Agencies. This service is provided by the USDA-Office Information Profile System.

Is the USDA Office information profile system official?

This service is provided by the USDA-Office Information Profile System. This is an Official United States Government System, which may be used only for authorized purposes. Unauthorized modification of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution.

Where can I find the FSIS MPI Directory?

FSIS has listed the physical location of each establishment in the FSIS MPI Directory, and has posted the Establishment Demographic Data to provide a generalize description of the production operations for each establishment.