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bullet The Accredited Laboratory Program
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.


bullet 2002 FSIS 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 National
Residue Program for 2002.  It provides a detailed description of the completed
Domestic Monitoring Plan and Special Projects and Import Residue Plan.   In addition
to the description of the annual program, the Blue Book contains a list of all established
tolerances and action levels for drugs, pesticides and environmental contaminants in food
animal tissues, and a list of all FSIS Official Methods for these compounds. 

bullet FSIS 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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" " Selected Internet Sites

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
The mission of APHIS is to protect America's animal and plant resources by:
bullet Safeguarding resources from exotic invasive pests and diseases
bullet Monitoring and managing agricultural pests and diseases existing in the United States
bullet Resolving and managing trade issues related to animal or plant health, and
bullet Ensuring the humane care and treatment of animals.

Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH)
CEAH produces timely, factual information and knowledge about animal health.  With a view to the future, CEAH explores and analyzes animal health and related agricultural issues to facilitate informed decision-making in government and industry.

Center for Animal Health Monitoring (CAHM)
CAHM delivers timely, factual information and knowledge about interactions among animal health, welfare, production, product wholesomeness, and the environment.

bullet Beef Cow-Calf
Data and information on animal health management and productivity across the United States.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
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 laws.

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