Links To Selected Sites
Links to the
FSIS Web Site
The Accredited Laboratory Program (ALP) accredits nonfederal analytical
chemistry laboratories to analyze meat and poultry food products for
moisture, protein, fat, and salt (MPFS) content, and/or certain specific
classes of chemical residues. Currently the specific chemical residues are
chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHC), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB),
sulfonamides, nitrosamines, and arsenic.
National Residue Program - The "Blue Book"
The Blue Book contains a
comprehensive explanation of the process used and the
methodologies employed to plan the Food Safety and Inspection Service
Residue Program for 2002. It provides a detailed description of the
Domestic Monitoring Plan and Special Projects and Import Residue Plan.
to the description of the annual program, the Blue Book contains a list of
tolerances and action levels for drugs, pesticides and environmental
contaminants in food
animal tissues, and a list of all FSIS Official Methods for these
National Residue Program - The "Red Book"
The Red Book presents the 2000 calendar year FSIS National Residue
Program Data. The text of this document explains the different
sampling plans and interprets the data collected under the NRP.
Results from the various plans are tabulated in the Red Book.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The FDA Center for
The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) regulates the manufacture and
distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to
animals. These include animals from which human foods are derived, as
well as food additives and drugs for pet (or companion) animals.
Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA provides leadership in the nation's environmental
science, research, education and assessment efforts. EPA works closely
with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, and Indian
tribes to develop and enforce regulations under existing environmental