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Note: FSIS offers interactive tools that will allow you to find answers to common questions, but also to submit new questions, track responses, and request notification of updates. Some of our Common Questions pages are still available, but we encourage you to search one of these online knowledge bases for the most current information.
  • askFSIS: Find answers to questions on inspection-related policies, programs, systems, and procedures.
  • Ask Karen: Find answers to questions about safe food handling at home or food safety in general.
Common Questions About Food Safety
Browse frequently asked questions from the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline on a range of food safety topics (food storage, preparation, and handling; nutrition, labeling, cookware, recalls, etc.).

Common Questions For Business & Industry
Labeling questions discuss the approval process, National Organic Program, and FSIS policies. Meat Export Questions cover eligible plant listings, certification, and country requirements. Questions and Answers from the FSIS Technical Service Center/Policy Development Division focus on FSIS policy issuances.

USDA-Wide Resources
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers Common Questions that cover all agencies and offices. You may also submit a question to USDA using the new Ask the Expert tool.

Last Modified: August 24, 2010



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