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Meat and Poultry Inspection Meetings Next Week

by 5m Editor
22 August 2008, at 7:36am

US - National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection is to hold public meetings next week.

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on 27-28 August 2008, to review and discuss international equivalence and approaches to assessing foreign food regulatory systems as a means of ensuring the safety of imported food products.

The meeting will take place Wednesday 27 August from 08:30 to 18:00 and Thursday 28 August from 08:30 to 15:00 in USDA's South Building Cafeteria, 14th & Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. Two subcommittees of the NACMPI will hold open meetings during their deliberations and report preparation.

The meeting will include discussion of various approaches to assessing foreign inspection systems: the approach taken by FSIS and that taken by the US Department of Health and Human Service’s Food and Drug Administration, industry perspective on these approaches, the consumer perspective and the perspectives and approaches of several foreign governments.

The NACMPI meeting agenda, together with information and resource materials on public health-based inspection, is also available on the FSIS web site.

Comments to this notice may be submitted through e-mail at NACMPI@fsis.usda.gov.

Pre-registration for this meeting is encouraged. For more information, contact Faye Smith (faye.smith@fsis.usda.gov).

5m Editor