USDA is responsible for regulating meat and poultry, egg
products, and catfish, whereas the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) oversees food safety for almost all other
foods. Companies value maintaining their reputations for producing
safe products, and there are several ways that plants and
regulators can provide food safety process control.
ERS examines how private markets and government regulation
interact to help ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply. This
research covers three key areas:
- private market mechanisms that control food safety,
- regulation of meat and poultry slaughter and processing
- innovation enhancing meat and poultry food safety.