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    The Meat Safety Assurance Unit is within the Division for Regulatory Services.
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Meat Safety Assurance Unit

This page provides links directing you to outside sources of information. These links will take you away from the Food Establishments Group Web site and are provided as a service. These links do not necessarily imply any official endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data, or products presented at locations provided through the links on the Food Establishments Group Web site. The Food Establishments Group cannot guarantee the validity of the information provided at links to other sites.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially for those people who are least able to help themselves.

Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) - The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) regulates the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals. These include animals from which human foods are derived, as well as food additives and drugs for pet (or companion) animals. CVM is responsible for regulating drugs, devices, and food additives given to, or used on, over one hundred million companion animals, plus millions of poultry, cattle, swine, and minor animal species. (Minor animal species include animals other than cattle, swine, chickens, turkeys, horses, dogs, and cats.)

HACCP and Food Safety Information for Small and Very Small Plants -- A resource for small and very small plants including commonly asked questions, compliance information, developing a food defense plan, workshops and more.

International HACCP Alliance -- The International HACCP Alliance was developed on March 25, 1994, to provide a uniform program to assure safer meat and poultry products. It is housed within the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University.

National Agriculture Library - The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States, with locations in Beltsville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries.

Texas A&M University, School of Veterinary Medicine

Texas Administrative Code (TAC)

Texas Animal Health Commission

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Texas Legislature  On-Line

Texas Register

Texas Secretary of State

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.

USDA, Office of Civil Rights - In programs that receive Federal financial assistance from USDA, discrimination is prohibited on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or political beliefs. (Not all bases apply to all programs.) Reprisal is prohibited based on prior civil rights activity. The Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR), through the Office of Adjudication and Compliance, investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination in programs operated or assisted by USDA.

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Last updated December 07, 2010