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USDA To Host Public Meetings on Animal Raising Claims and Sampling Procedures

Thursday, September 25, 2008

(American Meat Institute)USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and  Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)  will host a public meeting on October 14 to review its policies on the use of animal raising claims in the labeling of meat and poultry products.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, D.C. An agenda will be available for review on FSIS' Web site at www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/meetings_&_events/

FSIS is also hosting a one and a half day public meeting on October 14 and 15 to review its own sampling procedures and policies and those employed by non-FSIS entities, including the private sector.

FSIS will compile these issues into a list of discussion topics for a future series of quarterly public meetings on sampling. More information on the location and an upcoming agenda will be available soon at www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/

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