[Federal Register: October 23, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 205)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 00-040N]

 
National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection 
(NACMPI) will hold an open meeting on October 31-November 1, 2000, to 
review and discuss three issues: (1) Residue Control in a HACCP 
Environment, (2) Sharing Recall Information with State and Other 
Federal Authorities, and (3) HACCP--Phase II. The three subcommittees 
of the full Committee will also meet on October 31, 2000, to continue 
working on issues discussed during the full Committee session. All 
interested parties are welcome to attend the meeting and to submit 
written comments and suggestions concerning issues the Committee will 
review and discuss.

DATES: The full Committee will hold an open meeting on Tuesday October 
31, and Wednesday, November 1, 2000, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sub-
committees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, October 31, 2000, from 7 
p.m. to 9 p.m.

ADDRESSES: All Committee meetings will take place at Loews L'Enfant 
Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024; telephone 
(202) 484-1000. The full committee will meet in Ballroom B & C on 
October 31 and Ballroom C on November 1. The Subcommittees will meet in 
the Montcalm, Marquette, and Lafayette Rooms. A meeting agenda is 
available on the FSIS Web Site at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/nacmpi 
which is a sub-web page of the FSIS Homepage at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fsis.usda.gov. Submit one original and two copies of written 
comments to the FSIS Docket Room, Docket #00-040N, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Room 102 Cotton Annex, 
300 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20250-3700. Comments may also be 
sent by facsimile (202) 205-0381. The comments and the official 
transcript of the meeting, when they become available, will be kept in 
the FSIS Docket Room at the address provided above. All comments 
received in response to this notice will be considered part of the 
public record and will be available for viewing in the FSIS Docket Room 
between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheryl Green at (202) 720-6290, 
FAX (202) 690-1030, or E-mail cheryl.green@usda.gov. Persons requiring 
a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should 
notify Ms. Green by October 24, 2000, at the above numbers or by e-
mail. Information is also available on FSIS Web Site at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/nacmpi.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 22, 1999, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the charter 
for the NACMPI. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to 
the Secretary of Agriculture pertaining to Federal and State meat and 
poultry inspection programs pursuant to sections 7(c), 24, 205, 
301(a)(3), and 301(c) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and sections 
5(a)(3), 5(c), 8(b), and 11(e) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act. 
The FSIS Administrator is the chairperson of the Committee. Membership 
of the Committee is drawn from representatives of consumer groups; 
producers, processors, and marketers from the meat and poultry 
industry; and State government officials. The current members of the 
NACMPI are: Magdi Abadir, Cuisine Solutions; Terry Burkhardt, Wisconsin 
Bureau of Meat Safety and Inspection; Dr. James Denton, University of 
Arkansas; Caroline Smith-DeWaal, Center for Science in the Public 
Interest; Nancy Donley, Safe Tables Our Priority; Carol Tucker Foreman, 
Food Policy Institute, Consumer Federation of America; Dr. Cheryl Hall, 
Zacky Farms, Inc.; Kathleen Hanigan, Farmland Foods; Dr. Lee C. Jan, 
Texas Department of Health; Alice Johnson, National Turkey Federation; 
Dr. Collette Schultz Kaster, Premium Standard Farms; Dr. Daniel E. 
LaFontaine, South Carolina Meat-Poultry Inspection Department; Michael 
Mamminga, Iowa Department of Agriculture; Dr. Dale Morse, New York 
Office of Public Health; Rosemary Mucklow, National Meat Association; 
Donna Richardson, Howard University Cancer Center; and Gary Weber, 
National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
    The Committee has three subcommittees that deliberate on specific 
issues and make recommendations to the whole Committee. The Committee 
makes recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture.
    Members of the public will be required to register before entering 
the meeting.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, in an effort to better ensure 
that minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are aware of this 
notice, FSIS will announce it and provide copies of this Federal 
Register publication in the FSIS Constituent Update. FSIS provides a 
weekly FSIS Constituent Update, which is communicated via fax to over 
300 organizations and individuals. In addition, the update is available 
on-line through the FSIS web page located at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fsis.usda.gov. 
The update is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, 
procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public 
meetings, recalls, and any other types of information that could affect 
or would be of interest to our constituents/stakeholders. The 
constituent fax list consists of industry, trade, farm, and consumer 
interest groups, allied health professionals and scientific 
professionals, and other individuals that have requested to be 
included. Through these various channels, FSIS is able to provide 
information to a much broader, more diverse audience. For more 
information and to be added to the constituent fax list, fax your 
request to the FSIS Congressional and Public Affairs Office, at (202) 
720-5704.

    Done at Washington, DC on: October 13, 2000.
Thomas J. Billy,
Administrator.
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