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Domestic Interagency Agreements

This page provides links to information about: 

  • Federal/State Food Programs

  • Selected Agreements between FDA and Other Federal Agencies

  • Interagency Coordination on Foodborne Illness 

 

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Federal/State Food Programs

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Selected Agreements between FDA and Other Federal Agencies

  • MOU 225-00-2000
    Listing or Approval of Food Ingredients and Sources of Radiation Used in the Production of Meat and Poultry Products (USDA/FSIS).
  • MOU 225-76-2003
    Jurisdiction of the Consumer Product Safety Act and the FFDCA with respect to food, food containers, and food-related articles and equipment (Consumer Product Safety Commission).
  • MOU 225-78-4006
    Suitability of potable water for drinking and culinary purposes onboard Interstate Carrier Conveyances (EPA).
  • MOU 225-79-2001
    Control of direct and indirect additives to and substances in drinking water (EPA).
  • MOU 225-88-2000
    Clarify and delineate enforcement responsibilities regarding alcoholic beverages (TTB).
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Interagency Coordination on Foodborne Illness

  • Office of Crisis Management Mission Statement
    The Office of Crisis Management (OCM) serves as the FDA's focal point for coordinating emergency and crisis response activities involving FDA regulated products or in situations when FDA regulated products need to be utilized or deployed.
  • Policy Development and Coordination Staff
    Initiates and participates in interagency discussions on agency regulations, plans, and policies to improve coordination of Federal, State, or local agencies on a specific regulation or in developing an effective alternative approach.
  • Chapter 8 - Emergency Procedures (PDF - 71KB)
    Regulatory Procedures Manual, Section 8-7, describes interagency coordination.
  • MOU 225-75-8004
    This agreement delineates the respective responsibilities of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for food inspections during wartime emergencies.
  • MOU 225-73-8010
    MOU with EPA regarding mutual responsibilities under FFDCA and FIFRA (FDA 225-73-8010).
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