Food Safety and Inspection
National Advisory Committee on
Updated May 20, 2003
Jurys Doyle Hotel
Dr. Merle Pierson, USDA, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, Chair opened the meeting at 9 AM, Wednesday, August 28. Both the Chair and the Vice-Chair, Dr. Robert Brackett, FDA/CFSAN, Director of Food Safety, made opening remarks. Minutes of the January 23-25, 2002 Plenary Session were adopted (1st motion by Spencer Garrett, 2nd motion by David Theno).
The Codex Subcommittee Chair, Dr. Michael Jancke, presented the Codex "Discussion Paper on Proposed Draft Guidelines for the Validation of Food Hygiene Control Measures"and it was adopted with changes (1st motion by Anna Lammerding, 2nd motion by Katherine Swanson/R. Bruce Tompkin).
Dr. Robert Brackett presented the issue of "Redefining Pasteurization ", and no action was taken. A subcommittee will be formed to address this issue.
The new charge regarding Campylobacter was introduced by Dr. Merle Pierson. Mr. Victor Cook, FSIS, and Dr. Norm Stern, ARS, each followed with a presentation on Campylobacter methods. Dr. Robert Mandrell, ARS, then spoke on Campylobacter aggregation. The Campylobacter Subcommittee meeting of August 8, 2002 was summarized by Chair Mr. Spencer Garrett.
Dr. Robert Buchanan, Subcommittee Chair, provided an interim report of the Subcommittee on Criteria for Shelf-life Based on Safety. No action was taken.
A final report on "Response to the Questions Posed by FSIS Regarding Performance Standards with Particular Reference to Ground Beef Products" was presented by Mr. Spencer Garrett, Chair, Subcommittee on Microbiological Performance Standards. After deliberations the document was adopted with changes (1st motion by Katherine Swanson, 2nd motion by Catherine Donnelly).
The meeting adjourned at approximately 3:30 PM, Wednesday August 28, 2002.
A list of NACMF members in attendance and outside participants follows. Further meeting details are available in the meeting transcripts.
8-28-02 NACMCF Meeting Participants
Dr. Merle Pierson
Dr. Robert Brackett
NACMCF Executive Committee:
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