Memorandum of Understanding between FDA and USDA Regarding the Potential Use of the Defense Production Act with Regard to FDA-Regulated Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic [open html - 0B]
From the Purpose: "The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to describe the intended roles of, and working relationship between, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration ('HHS-FDA' or 'FDA') and the U.S. Department of Agriculture ('USDA') (together the 'Parties'), with respect to the potential use of the Defense Production Act ('DPA') and oversight of those involved in the production of human and animal food other than facilities under USDA's exclusive jurisdiction during the public health emergency caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 within the United States. In particular, this MOU establishes a process in which FDA and USDA will communicate and make determinations about circumstances in which USDA could exercise its authority under the DPA with regard to certain domestic food resource facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods, as well as to those that grow or harvest food. This MOU does not apply to food resource facilities under USDA's exclusive jurisdiction."
MOU 225-20-011; Memorandum of Understanding 225-20-011
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: https://www.fda.gov/