USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) held its “Bring Our Kids to Work Day” on Thursday, April 28, 2022. It marked the first time in three years that the event was returned to the FSIS calendar.
“Bring Our Kids to Work Day” does not mean the children of FSIS meat and poultry inspectors are able to join Mom or Dad for the day at slaughter or processing plants. Instead, a two-hour program was available on Thursday where the kids could “join a virtual interactive classroom for food safety lessons and activities and for hearing directly from the experts about why FSIS’ work is important and what sorts of education and experience they use on the job every day.”
The event took place over Microsoft Teams and a partial recording of the event will be available and placed on the FSIS intranet.
The following resources are available to employees and their children t”o encourage learning more about what we do here at FSIS and help them explore what is possible in their futures. ” The event page will be updated with the event agenda and additional resources as they become available.
- Clean Separate Cook Chill – Compatible with computer paint programs
- Clean Separate Cook Chill – Printable Version
- Keep Food Safe – Compatible with computer paint programs
- Keep Food Safe – Printable Version
- Scavenger Hunt B&W – Printable Version
- Scavenger Hunt Color – Printable Version
Fun recipe to work on with your parent or favorite grown up!
- What is FSIS and What Do We Do? (PPT, Download)
- Food Safety Trivia – The trivia pin will be provided at the beginning of the session.
FSIS is a public health regulatory agencyresponsible for ensuring that the American supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged. The FSIS draws its authority from the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906, the Poultry Products Inspection Act of 1957 and the Egg Products Inspection Act of 1970. The FSIS also acts as a national health department and is responsible for the safety of public food-related establishments as well as business investigation.
The agency employees more than 9,000 with an annual budget that tops $1 billion. It provides inspection services to about 6,200 private establishments involved in slaughter and processing activities. The FSIS is led by the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety.
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