Log in Subscribe Join Grass Roots Action

National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods to Hold Public Meetings

Thursday, March 12, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold public meetings from March 16 – 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

The Subcommittee on Determination of the Most Appropriate Technologies for FSIS to Adopt in Performing Routine and Baseline Microbiological Analyses will hold open meetings on Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Subcommittee on Parameters for Inoculated Pack-Challenge Study Protocols will hold open meetings on Wednesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All subcommittee meetings will meet at the Aerospace Center, 901 D Street, SW, Rooms 369-371, Washington, D.C.

 The full committee will meet on Friday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the conference room at the south end of the cafeteria located in the USDA South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.

 For more information, contact Karen Thomas-Sharp, U.S. Department of Agriculture, FSIS, Office of Public Health Science, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, 333 Aerospace Center, Washington, D.C. 20250, by phone (202) 690-6620, or e-mail Karen.Thomas-Sharp@fsis.usda.gov.

FSIS will finalize an agenda on or before the meeting dates and post it on FSIS’ Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News/Meetings_&_Events/.

 An official transcript of the March 20, full committee meeting will be available for public inspection will also be posted at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/About_FSIS/NACMCF_Meetings/index.asp.

 share on facebook  share on twitter