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APHIS Announces Animal Disease Traceability Meetings

Monday, August 9, 2010

(American Meat Institute)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced in a Federal Register Notice three upcoming meetings to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to offer their input on the new framework being developed for animal disease traceability.  The meeting in Madison, Wisconsin will be held on August 18, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in Atlanta, Georgia, and Pasco, Washington,  on August 20 and 24 respectively, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

According to APHIS, it is hosting these last three public meetings to discuss animal disease traceability more fully and to share the information on planned content for the proposed rule, which includes consideration of feedback collected from the forum and public meetings held to date.

For more information, visit: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/content/2010/08/traceability_meetings.shtml

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