Back to top

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Part of the United States Department of Agriculture


What they do:

  • Conduct slaughter inspection of all carcasses at meat and poultry slaughtering plants
  • Conduct processing inspection for sanitation, cleanliness, labeling and packing at meat and poultry processing facilities
  • Are currently increasing emphasis on HACCP in the entire meat and poultry production chain.
  • Approve meat and poultry product labels


FSIS Food Safety Education and Communications Staff
Room 1175, South Building,
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
The Meat and Poultry Hotline: 1-800-535-4555