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United States Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C. 20250-3700

National Advisory Committee on
Microbiological Criteria For Foods (NACMCF)

Updated July 09, 2004

National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods: Reports

Campylobacter Subcommittee

FSIS has given the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) a new charge regarding the laboratory methods that FSIS used in its 19941995 and 19992000 baseline studies in young chickens. Specifically, NACMCF will be asked to address the analytical utility of Campylobacter identification and quantification methodologies in the charge below.

FSIS asks that NACMCF:

  • Review and compare the methodologies used for Campylobacter detection in the 19941995 and 19992000 baseline studies in young chickens;
  • Evaluate them for the accuracy and precision that they provide in assessing the prevalence and quantity of Campylobacter on chicken carcasses; and
  • Compare the methodologies used in the two studies with recent methodological advances for their ability to provide data on the presence and quantity of Campylobacter for application in risk assessment and the establishment of baselines.

(~FSIS Constituent Update, June 21, 2002)

Campylobacter Subcommittee Members

  • Dr. David Acheson
  • Mr. Dane Bernard
  • Dr. Bob Buchanan
  • Dr. Dan Engeljohn
  • Mr. E. Spencer Garrett, Chair
  • Dr. Anna Lammerding
  • Dr. Marguerite Neill
  • Dr. Robert Seward
  • Dr. David Theno
  • Dr. Robert Tompkin

 

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