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Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education
The Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (OPACE) ensures that all segments of the farm-to-table chain receive valuable food safety information.
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Consumer confidence in our food supply comes as a result of the work of the men and women of FSIS. "Faces of Food Safety" will introduce you to employees who play a key role in making our food safe.
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Have a question about food safety? Ask Karen, the food safety virtual representative. This is an automated response system available 24/7.
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Phone, fax, and mailing addresses for key personnel within this program.
Congressional & Public Affairs (CPAO)
CPAO provides information products or services to varied audiences, including Congress, the media, and constituent groups. Information products include news releases and recall releases, fact sheets, the FSIS Constituent Update, reports to Congress, and speeches.

Food Safety Education Staff (FSES)
FSES educates consumers about the importance of safe food handling. This staff manages educational campaigns including the Meat and Poultry Hotline, Thermy™, and Be Food Safe.

Executive Correspondence & Issues Management Staff
In addition to handling executive correspondence on a variety of public health, scientific, and regulatory issues, this staff ensures compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act.

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