Background: When the executive branch of the national government was established in 1789, the federal bureaucracy consisted of just three Cabinet departments and the Office of the Attorney General, later to become the Justice Department. In 1789 the State Department had 9 employees, the War Department had 2, and the Treasury Department had 39. Today, the State Department employs about 28,000 civilians, the Defense Department about 670,000, and the Treasury Department about 163,000. The federal bureaucracy today boasts 15 Cabinet departments and dozens of agencies, regulatory commissions, and government corporations, with a civilian workforce of more than 2.8 million. The bureaucratic behemoth exercises power and influence over virtually every facet of the nation’s social and economic life. In the view of many observers, the power, reach, and independence of the federal bureaucracy demand that it be viewed as a fourth branch of government.


Directions: Your task is to take each component part of a home-delivered pizza and, using the links below, research the federal agencies and departments that would regulate it in some way. Use the chart to record how each component part of the pizza delivery is regulated by the agency and/or department.


Crust


http://askfsis.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/askfsis.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1338&p_created=1257349580&p_topview=1

Tomato Sauce


http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELDEV3010852
http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/11/school-pizza-vegetable/

Cheese


http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELDEV3004561


http://www.ams.usda.gov%2FAMSv1.0%2Fgetfile%3FdDocName%3DSTELDEV3004465&ei=AEg_UavOEejQyAGZ84CAAQ&usg=AFQjCNGIWyKltOTZeDFIZM8tNg-2YDFJwQ&bvm=bv.43287494,d.aWc


Mushrooms


http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5050306


http://www.matsiman.com/mushroom_news_flash_revised_food.htm


Anchovies


http://www.registrarcorp.com/fda-fce-sample/Anchovy?lang=ch

http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/AC750E/AC750E19.htm


Pepperoni


http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3190/is_n29_v25/ai_11070250/l


Sausage

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Factsheets/Sausage_and_Food_Safety/index.asp


Onions


http://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/8e/onion.html

http://cfr.vlex.com/vid/980-117-import-regulations-onions-19910264


Cardboard box


http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodIngredientsPackaging/FoodContactSubstancesFCS/ucm064166.htm


http://www.starpizzabox.com/planet-earth-box-2/


Naming of Pizza


http://articles.latimes.com/2001/nov/08/news/mn-1673


Diet Soda

__http://www.rense.com/general33/legal.htm__

http://changelabsolutions.org/childhood-obesity/sugar-sweetened-beverage-regulation

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db109.htm

http://www.rodale.com/soda-and-bogus-health-benefits


Delivery Vehicle


http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/