[Federal Register: April 20, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 75)]

[Notices]               

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE



Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 99-020N]



 

National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection; 

Public Meeting



AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.



ACTION: Notice.



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SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service(FSIS)is announcing that 

the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection will be 

meeting to discuss five new issues: (1) Qualifications of government 

and industry personnel in establishments which have implemented the 

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system; (2) Using 

Campylobacter as a performance standard; (3) Elimination of all 

exemptions from Federal inspection; (4) Mandatory inspection of all 

animal flesh foods; and (5) Conceptual framework for producing food 

that is risk free. All interested persons are welcome to attend the 

public meeting and to submit written comments and suggestions on these 

and other issues the Committee might consider.



DATES: The meeting will be held on May 5 and 6, 1999. The full 

Committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on May 5 and 6. 

Subcommittees will meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 5 to 

continue work on issues discussed during the full Committee meeting.



ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Quality Hotel & Suites, 

Courthouse Plaza, 1200 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA 22201; 

telephone (703) 524-4000. The full Committee will meet in the Jefferson 

Room; subcommittees will meet in the Conference Center rooms. Submit 

written comments on the discussion topics to the FSIS Docket Clerk, 

Docket No. 99-020N, Room 102, Cotton Annex Building, 300 12th Street, 

SW, Washington, DC 20250-3700. The comments and official transcript of 

the meeting will be kept in the Docket Clerk's office when they become 

available, and the Docket Clerk's office will be open between 8:30 a.m. 

and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Micchelli at (202) 720-

6269, by FAX at (202) 690-1030, or E-mail to 

Michael.Micchelli@usda.gov. A schedule of events is available on the 

FSIS Homepage at http://www.fsis.usda.gov. Persons needing sign 

language interpreters or other special accommodations should contact 

Mr. Micchelli's office no later than April 29, 1999.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    On March 22, 1999, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the charter 

for the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection. The 

Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on 

Federal and State meat and poultry programs pursuant to sections 7(c), 

24, 205, 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 Committee Chair. Committee membership is 

drawn from representatives of consumer groups, producers, processors, 

academia, and marketers from the meat and poultry industry and State 

government officials. The newly appointed members of the Committee are:



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

Dr. Cheryl Hall, Zacky Farms, Inc.

Dr. Daniel E. LaFontaine, South Carolina Meat-Poultry Inspection 

Department

Rosemary Mucklow, National Meat Association

Dr. Dale Morse, New York Office of Public Health

Carol Tucker Foreman, Safe Food Coalition

Kathleen L. Hanigan, Farmland Foods, Inc.

Collette Schultz Kaster, Premium Standard Farms

Dr. Gary Weber, National Cattleman's Beef Association

Dr. Alice Hurlbert Johnson, National Turkey Federation

Michael M. Mamminga, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land 

Stewardship

Dr. Lee C. Jan, Texas Department of Health

Walter E. Juzenas, American Public Health Association



    The Committee deliberates on specific issues and makes 

recommendations to the whole Committee and the Secretary of 

Agriculture. The meeting is open to the public on a space-available, 

first-come basis. Registration is required and will take place at the 

meeting. Pre-registration is not required. Interested persons will have 

an opportunity to discuss issues relating to the activities of the 

Committee and may file comments as discussed above in ADDRESSES.



    Done at Washington, DC, on: April 14, 1999.

Thomas J. Billy,

Administrator.

[FR Doc. 99-9959 Filed 4-19-99; 8:45 am]

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