[Federal Register: November 1, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 212)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food Safety and Inspection Service
National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection
AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection
(NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on November 6-7, 2002, to review
and discuss three issues: Education and Training of the Field Workforce
to Achieve a Public Health Vision, Escherichia coli 0157:H7
Developments, and Procedures for Evaluating State Meat and Poultry
Inspection Programs. Three subcommittees of the full committee will
also meet on November 6, 2002, to work on the issues discussed during
the full Committee session.
DATES: The full Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday,
November 6, and Thursday, November 7, 2002 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Subcommittees will hold open meetings on Wednesday, November 6, 2002
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Note: FSIS was not able to publish notification
of this public meeting in the Federal Register at least 15 days prior
to the meeting, as required by Departmental Regulation 1041-001, due to
late changes to the agenda.
ADDRESSES: All Committee meetings will take place at the Holiday Inn
Capitol at the Smithsonian, located at 550 C Street SW., Washington, DC
20024. The full committee meeting will be held in the ``Columbia
Ballroom'' and Sub-Committee 1 will meet in break out room ``Apollo
(second floor),'' subcommittee 2 will meet in the ``Mercury'' (second
floor), and Subcommittee 3 will meet in the ``Mars (first floor).'' A
meeting agenda is available on the Internet at
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/nacmpi, which is a sub-web page of the FSIS
home page at
http://www.fsis.usda.gov. Submit one original and two
copies of written comments to the FSIS Docket Room, reference docket
02-038N, 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 reviewing in the FSIS Docket Room between 8:30 a.m. and
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles L. Gioglio for technical
information at (202) 205-0010 and Sonya L. West for meeting information
at (202) 720-2561, FAX (202) 205-0157, or e-mail
Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special
accommodations should notify Ms. West by October 30, 2002, at the above
numbers or by e-mail. Information is also available on the Internet at
On January 19, 2001, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the
charter for the NACMPI. The Committee provides advice and
recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture pertaining to the
Federal and State meat and poultry inspection programs pursuant to
sections 301(a)(4), 7(c), 24, 205, 301(a)(3), and 301(c) of the Federal
Meat Inspection Act and sections 5(a)(3), 5(a)(4), 5(c), 8(b), and
11(e) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act. The Administrator of FSIS
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; State government
officials; and academia. The current members of the NACMPI are: Dr.
Gladys Base, Spelman College; Nancy Donley, Safe Tables Our Priority;
Sandra Eskin, American Association of Retired Persons; Dr. James
Denton, University of Arkansas; Carol Tucker Foreman, Food Policy
Institute, Consumer Federation of America; Michael Govro, Oregon
Department of Agriculture; Martin Holmes, North American Meat
Processors; Dr. Lee C. Jan, Texas Department of Health; Dr. Alice
Johnson, National Food Processors Association; Collette Schultz Kaster,
Premium Standard Farms; Dr. Daniel E. Lafontaine, South Carolina Meat
Poultry Inspection Department; Dr. Irene Leech, Virginia Tech; Charles
Link, Cargill Turkey Products; Dr. Catherine Logue, North Dakota State
University; Dr. Dale Morse, New York Department of Health; John Neal,
Courseys Smoked Meats, and Michael Mamminga, Iowa Department of
Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
The Committee has three subcommittees to deliberate on specific
issues and make recommendations to the whole Committee.
All interested parties are welcome to attend the meetings and to
submit written comments and suggestions concerning issues the Committee
will review and discuss.
Members of the public will be required to register before entering
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 make copies of this Federal Register
publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update. FSIS
provides a weekly Constituent Update, which is communicated via
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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
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consists of industry, trade, and farm groups, consumer interest groups,
allied health professionals, scientific professionals, and other
individuals that have requested to be included. Through the Listserv
and Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader,
more diverse audience. For more information contact the Congressional
and Public Affairs Office, at (202) 720-9113. To be added to the free
e-mail subscription service (Listserv) go to the ``Constituent Update''
page on the Internet at
Click on the ``Subscribe to the Constituent Update Listserv'' link,
then fill out and submit the form.
Done at Washington, DC, on: October 29, 2002.
Dr. Garry L. McKee,
02; 2:40 pm]
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