USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) renewed a cooperative agreement with a formal signing on Aug.1.

The FSIS workforce is viewed as critical to the day-to-day oversight and inspection operations for meat, poultry, and egg products at the 6,600 establishments that FSIS regulates.

The agencies have cooperated for almost 30 years to protect workers, signing their first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for employee safety on Feb. 4, 1994.

A new five-year extension of the MOU for public and private food safety employees, including those under regulation, was

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