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This factsheet shows the different regulatory structures of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Both agencies have a role in food safety regulation and enforcement, but each agency operates in a distinct manner.

FDA versus USDA

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Photo of Currey Nobles, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCurrey NoblesArea Specialized Agent, Food Safety Serves 49 Counties and EBCIBased out of Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences(919) 515-9520 canobles@ncsu.eduFood, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences
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