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Activities of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods

Monday, August 13, 2001

The Microbiological Performance Standards for Meat and Poultry subcommittee of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold its second meeting in Washington, DC, August 14-17. The subcommittee has been charged with evaluating performance standards and their role in ensuring the safety of meat and poultry products. The meeting will be held in room 369 of the Aerospace Building at 901 D St., SW. The meeting is open to the public, although seating is limited.

Also, FSIS has posted the transcript from the May 7 NACMCF public meeting on its web site. The agency also has added three Kansas State University studies related to the committee’s work on blade-tenderized product. The studies are titled, "Salmonella spp. Risk Assessment for Production and Cooking of Blade Tenderized Prime Rib;" “Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes Risk Assessment for Production and Cooking of Blade Tenderized Beef Steaks;” and “Escherichia coli O157:H7 Risk Assessment for Production and Cooking of Blade Tenderized Beef Steaks." These studies may be viewed on the FSIS web site at: www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/frpubs/01-013N/docs_01-013N.htm.


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