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Food Safety Enforcement and Inspection Actions and Terminology

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This document provides an overview of basic food safety enforcement terminology used by FSIS that may impact school distributing agencies, school food authorities, and processors of USDA-regulated foods, including meat, poultry, and egg products. It is important to note that this document applies only to FSIS-regulated products. A variety of resources are provided at the end of this document for readers who would like additional information.

Page updated: January 10, 2024