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Small Plant Help Desk: 1-877-FSIS-HELP (1-877-374-7435)

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Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250-3700

FSIS Human Resources Office
Butler Square West 4th Floor
100 North Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1564

Last Modified: November 9, 2012



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