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Inspector checking food in warehouse.Food safety and security is an important aspect of the USDA nutrition assistance programs and the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Food Safety Unit coordinates food safety and security efforts for all Food Distribution Programs. 

This unit works closely with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) which 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, as required by the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act.
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