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National Poultry Improvement Plan Re-Formed

by 5m Editor
19 November 2010, at 9:42am

US - The General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is to be re-established.

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the USDA has announced the Secretary of Agriculture has reestablished the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (Committee) for a two-year period.

The Secretary of Agriculture has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest.

The purpose of the General Conference Committee of the NPIP (Committee) is to maintain and ensure industry involvement in Federal administration of matters pertaining to poultry health.

The Committee Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson shall be elected by the Committee from among its members. There are seven members on the Committee. This committee differs somewhat from other advisory committees in the selection process and composition of its membership. The poultry industry elects the members of the Committee. The members represent six geographic areas with one member-at-large. The membership is not subject to the USDA's review.

A formal request for nominations for membership is generally published in the Federal Register. However, the Committee is making no changes to its membership at this time.