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Agencias federales con funciones en la seguridad alimentaria

El Servicio de Inspección y Seguridad Alimentaria (FSIS, siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos, la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de Estados Unidos (FDA) y los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, siglas en inglés) son esenciales para garantizar la seguridad alimentaria de Estados Unidos.

  • 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 processed egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration: The FDA is charged with protecting the public health by assuring that foods (except for meat from livestock, poultry and some egg products which are regulated by FSIS) are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; that cosmetics and dietary supplements are safe and properly labeled; that human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective; regulating tobacco products; and protecting the public from electronic radiation
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC leads federal efforts to gather data on foodborne illnesses, investigate foodborne illnesses and outbreaks, and monitor the effectiveness of prevention and control efforts in reducing foodborne illnesses. Los CDC también desempeñan un papel fundamental en el desarrollo de la capacidad epidemiológica, de laboratorio y de salud ambiental en el departamento de salud estatal y local a fin de respaldar la vigilancia de las enfermedades transmitidas por los alimentos y la respuesta ante los brotes.

Agencias estatales

During an investigation of foodborne illness or a recall, federal government agencies may work with state agencies such as the state department of public health or state department of agriculture. Si considera que usted o alguien que conoce se enfermó por comer un alimento determinado, contacte a su departamento de salud local (condado o ciudad). To find out how to contact your local health department, refer to the Web site for your state’s health department.

Do You Think You Have Food Poisoning?
If you believe that you or someone you know became ill from eating a certain food or if you suspect that a food is contaminated, see Food Safety: Report a Problem with Food.

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