USDA & Food Safety and Inspection Service - FSIS
USDA is responsible for the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products. [http://www.usda.gov/]
FSIS has the mission to ensure that consumers have the safest possible food supply. They use science-based practices to diminish the incidence of foodborne illness associated with meat, poultry and egg products.
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service [http://www.hhs.gov]
THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.