Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Food Safety and Inspection Service

(Record Group 584)

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Table of Contents

  • 584.1 Administrative History
  • 584.2 Records of the Compliance Division 1906-69

584.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Department of Agriculture by Secretary's Memorandum 1914, March 14, 1977, to administer meat and poultry inspection functions formerly vested in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. (For an administrative history of APHIS and its predecessors, see RG 463.) The Food Safety and Quality Service was re-designated the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) by Secretary's memorandum 1000-1, June 17, 1981.

FSIS is the public health agency in the 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. FSIS carries out this mission by inspecting meat, poultry, and egg products to ensure they are safe, secure, wholesome, and properly labeled. FSIS also provides education and training to small plants to assist them in providing safe and wholesome products, and carries out other activities in pursuit of its mission.

Related Records:
Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, RG 16.
Records of the Agricultural Marketing Service, RG 136.
Records of the Agricultural Research Service, RG 310.
Records of the Food and Nutrition Service, RG 462
Records of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, RG 463.

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584.2 Records of the Compliance Division, Food Safety and Quality Service

Textual Records: Investigation and violation cases, 1963-69 (6 ft.). Records relating to Nichols and Co. v. United States (shell egg grading), 1962 (3 ft.). Records relating to meat inspection, 1906-80. Investigative reports and historical records relating to fresh fruit and vegetable standards, 1916-49 (51 ft.).

Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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