As defined in the Food and Drug Administration regulations (21 CFR 101.100(a)(3)), incidental additives are substances present in foods at insignificant levels that do not serve a technical or functional effect in that food.
Adulterated, uninspected, or not intended for use as human food.
Slaughter of livestock that is not in accordance with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1978 and FSIS regulations promulgated to enforce the Act. Inadequate methods to prevent pain and suffering of animals presented for slaughter.
Inspected and Passed or U.S. Inspected and Passed or U.S. Inspected and Passed by Department of Agriculture (or any authorized abbreviation thereof)
This term means that the product so identified has been inspected and passed under the regulations in CFR, and at the time it was inspected, passed, and identified, it was found to be not adulterated.
An inspector of the Program.
Inspector in Charge
A designated program employee who is in charge of one or more official establishments within a circuit and is responsible to the circuit supervisor or his/her designee.
The temperature of the internal portion of a food product.
The process where foods, such as poultry, red meat, spices, and fruits and vegetables, are subjected to small amounts of radiant energy including gamma rays, electron beams, and x-rays in amounts approved by the Food and Drug Administration. USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service oversees the irradiation of meat and poultry.
Accreditation by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which develops international agreements on standards for various industries.