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Constituent Update - October 28, 2016

FSIS Names Chief Public Health Veterinarian

FSIS names Dr. Parthapratim (Pat) Basu as Chief Public Health Veterinarian (CPHV) for the Agency. Dr. Basu will continue to serve as Senior Leader for Chemistry, Toxicology and Related Sciences in the Office of Public Health Science in Washington, D.C., a position he has held since 2011.

Dr. Basu’s career in FSIS spans over 34 years, including field and headquarters staff and management positions related to food safety and public health, in both domestic and international program areas. He also currently serves as the U.S. Alternate Delegate to the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues. In addition to other duties, Dr. Basu is one of the primary leaders in the current One Health initiative for   FSIS and USDA.

As the CPHV, Dr. Basu will serve as the lead resource for the Agency and its partners in domestic and international food safety issues involving zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and other public health and One Health-related activities.

Dr. Basu received his undergraduate degree from Cambridge University in England, his veterinary degree from Calcutta University in India, a master’s degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from The Ohio State University and significant other post degree work in science and epidemiology.

Policy Updates

FSIS notices and directives on public health and regulatory issues are available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations. The following policy updates were recently issued:

  • Notice 81-16 - Using Barcodes to Verify Eligibility of Imported Products with Missing or Completely Illegible Shipping Marks
  • Notice 82-16 - Special Provisions for the End of the 2016 Leave Year
  • Notice 83-16 - Replacement Certificates
  • Directive 6100.2 Revision 1 - Post-Mortem Livestock Inspection
  • Directive 6100.6 - Post-Mortem Dispositions for Public Health Veterinarians

Export Requirement Updates

The Library of Export Requirements has been updated for products for the following country:

  • Turkey

Complete information can be found at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/international-affairs/exporting-products.  

Food Recalls and Alerts

For information regarding recalls, please contact the Congressional and Public Affairs Staff at (202) 720-9113. You can also receive e-mail notifications when public health alerts and recalls are issued by registering at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/subscribe.

Sign Up for Siluriformes Fish Inspection Email Updates

Want the latest news and information about Siluriformes fish inspection? FSIS’ email subscription service is an easy way to keep up with Agency news. You can receive e-mail notifications when new Siluriformes fish inspection information is posted. You can add or delete your subscription updates at any time and you have the option to password protect your account. For more information, visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/subscribe.

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Follow FSIS on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/USDAFoodSafety to find food safety information for at-risk populations, along with tips and resources to keep consumers and other interested groups informed of the latest Agency news and events.