In 1993 an outbreak of killed four and caused 400 people to fall ill after eating at Jack in the Box restaurants.
This incident prompted the FSIS to use a more scientific method to inspect foods, the Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems, which aimed to reduce microbial pathogens in raw products.
USDA duties range from helping farmers with price support subsidies, to inspecting food to ensure the safety of the American public.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a cabinet-level agency that oversees the American farming industry.
The Poultry Products Inspection Act was passed in 1957 to provide federal oversight of the rapidly growing poultry industry.Enforcement of the Food and Drug Act fell to the Bureau of Chemistry (a predecessor to the Food and Drug Administration), while regulation of the Meat Inspection Act went to the BAI. In 1912, the BAI also began inspecting eggs intended for use by the Navy, although there were no inspections of eggs for the general public until the Food and Drug Administration took on those duties in the 1920s.The USDA took on a greater role during the Great Depression, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created programs, including the Rural Housing Service and the Rural Utilities Service, aimed at helping rural farmers and communities stricken by poverty.Newer products created with more complex processing methods made in larger volumes caused new contamination concerns from pesticides, residue from drugs given to animals, and preservatives.In 1958, the Food Additive Amendment was passed to address these safety concerns.The department has also come under scrutiny for its failure to adequately protect American consumers from tainted foods that are not processed properly at slaughterhouses and other facilities. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was the Agricultural Division of the U. Patent Office, headed by Commissioner of Patents Henry Ellsworth in 1839. He often praised technological advancements in agriculture, such as using horse-drawn machines instead of manual labor and the potential usefulness of steam plows.