Poultry Products Inspection Act of 1957
The Poultry Products Inspection Act of 1957 (P.L. 85-172, as amended) requires the United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to inspect all domesticated birds when slaughtered and processed into products for human consumption. By regulation, FSIS has defined domesticated birds as chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and guinea fowl. Ratites were added in 2001. The primary goals of the law are to prevent adulterated or misbranded poultry and products from being sold as food, and to ensure that poultry and poultry products are slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions. These requirements also apply to products produced and sold within states as well as to imports, which must be inspected under equivalent foreign standards (21 U.S.C. 451 et seq.).
|Long title||An Act to provide for the compulsory inspection by the United States Department of Agriculture of poultry and poultry products.|
|Nicknames||Poultry and Poultry Products Inspection Act|
|Enacted by||the 85th United States Congress|
|Effective||August 28, 1957|
|Statutes at Large||71 Stat. 441|
|Titles amended||21 U.S.C.: Food and Drugs|
|U.S.C. sections created||21 U.S.C. ch. 10 § 451 et seq.|
Amendments to 1957 ActEdit
U.S. Congressional amendments to the Poultry Products Inspection Act of 1957.
|Date of Enactment||Public Law Number||U.S. Statute Citation||U.S. Legislative Bill||U.S. Presidential Administration|
|June 25, 1962||P.L. 87-498||76 Stat. 110||H.R. 7866||John F. Kennedy|
|August 18, 1968||P.L. 90-492||82 Stat. 791||H.R. 16363||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|June 30, 1982||P.L. 97-206||96 Stat. 136||H.R. 3863||Ronald W. Reagan|
|October 17, 1984||P.L. 98-487||98 Stat. 2264||H.R. 5223||Ronald W. Reagan|
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" by Jasper Womach.
- "Poultry Products Inspection Act". Food Safety and Inspection Service. United States Department of Agriculture.