A.1 Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations


AMS —Agricultural Marketing Service

APHIS —Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

ARS —Agricultural Research Service


BATF —Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms


CDC —Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CFSAN —Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

CSREES —Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

CUSTOMS —US Customs Service

CVM —Center for Veterinary Medicine


DHHS —US Department of Health and Human Services

DOC —US Department of Commerce

DOD —US Department of Defence


EPA —US Environmental Protection Agency

ERS —Economic Research Service


FDA —Food and Drug Administration

FS —Under Secretary for Food Safety

FSIS —Food Safety and Inspection Service

FTC —Federal Trade Commission


GIPSA —Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


MRP —Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs


NASS —National Agricultural Statistics Service

NCTR —National Center for Toxicological Research

NIH —National Institutes of Health

NMFS —National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA —National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


OECA —Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance

OPP —Office of Pesticide Programs

OPPTS —Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances

ORA —Office of Regulatory Affairs

ORACBA —Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis

ORD —Office of Research and Development


REE —Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics


TREASURY —US Department of Treasury


USDA —US Department of Agriculture



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