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Committee on Meat Inspection Holds Public Meeting

by 5m Editor
17 September 2010, at 8:30am

US - The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on 29 to 30 September 2010 to review and discuss issues relating to data collection, analysis, response and transparency as well as strengthening policy and collaboration in pre-harvest food safety.

The NACMPI public meeting is scheduled for 29 September from 12:30pm to 5pm and 30 September from 9am to 3:30pm at the South Building Cafeteria, USDA, 14th & Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC. As part of the public meeting, subcommittees of the NACMPI will hold open meetings during their deliberations and report preparation. A complete agenda, registration, and documents relating to the meeting are available [click here].

Established in 1971, NACMPI meets on food safety concerns and advises the Secretary of Agriculture on matters affecting federal and state inspection program activities. It also contributes to USDA's regulatory policy development.

For more information on the content of the meeting, contact Josh Stull of FSIS at (202) 720-9113, or via e-mail (josh.stull@fsis.usda.gov. For general meeting and logistical information, contact Tiffanie Newman of FSIS at (202) 720-9113, or via e-mail (tiffanie.newman@fsis.usda.gov. FSIS welcomes comments until 18 October 2010 on the topics discussed at the NACMPI public meeting. Comments may be submitted through e-mail at NACMPI@fsis.usda.gov.