Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Meat, poultry, and egg products plants located within the United States or its Territories engaged in slaughtering or processing meat, poultry, and egg products for shipment in commerce are required to have inspection.
All plants located within the U. S. or its territories processing egg products are required to be under continuous USDA inspection.
The Department of Agriculture is reimbursed for overtime and holiday inspection services.
Inspection not required under law is provided on request for a fee.
Any meat or poultry plant planning to engage in slaughtering or processing meat and poultry products, and all egg products processing plants for shipment in commerce.
This program is available in the U.S.
and its Territories.
General public (meat, poultry, and egg products.).
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. A request for inspection should be submitted to the Meat, Poultry and Egg Products Inspection District Office, or to the Administrator.
Certification is made that the applicant meets the regulations on sanitation, and operating standards for the inspection of meat, poultry and egg products plant facilities and equipment.
Humane Slaughter Act, Public Law 85-765, 7 U.S.C 1901-1906; Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946, 7 U.S.C 1621-1627; Federal Meat Inspection Act, Public Law 90-201, 21 U.S.C 601-624; Poultry Products Inspection Act, Public Law 90-492, 21 U.S.C 451-471; Egg Products Inspection Act, Public Law 91-597, 21 U.S.C 1031-1056.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: All meat, poultry and egg products produced in plants and shipped in commerce is federally inspected for safety, wholesomeness, and proper labeling.
Post Assistance Requirements
(Salaries) FY 16 $1,023,000,000; FY 17 est $1,013,000,000; and FY 18 est $1,038,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
MPI-7, Meat and Poultry Inspection Manual; Sanitation Handbook; 9 CFR 301-592, Inspection Regulations.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of addresses of the District Offices.
Dr. Daniel Engeljohn, Office of Field Operations, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, District of Columbia 20250-3700 Phone: (202) 720-8803.
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