Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:
- Identify government regulatory agencies responsible for ensuring safe food.
Course outcomes assessed in this Assignment:
NS305-1: Examine the basic principles of food safety, food sanitation, and providing safe food.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are government agencies responsible for ensuring the safety of our food supply. These agencies are responsible for setting food safety standards, ensuring that these standards are met, conducting inspections, and maintaining enforcement of standards. For this Assignment, answer the following questions.
What is the purpose and role of the FDA for ensuring the safety of our food supply?
What is the purpose and role of the USDA for ensuring the safety of our food supply?
What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? What agency has oversight of the FSMA?
What is the Food Code? How is it developed and how often is it revised? What agency has oversight of the Food Code?
- This Assignment needs to be at least two pages in length and include at least two references.
- This Assignment should be in APA format and follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics. Be sure to use APA in-text citations and a reference page to attribute each source.
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