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Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Bridgette Keefe

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold public meetings March 21-24, 2006, in Arlington, Va.

The full Committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 24. The Subcommittee on Determination of Cooking Parameters for Safe Seafood for Consumers will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21-22; the Subcommittee on Consumer Guidelines for the Safe Cooking of Poultry Products will meet on Wednesday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and the Subcommittee on Assessment of the Food Safety Importance of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Thursday, March 23.

All meetings will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Va., (703) 717-6200. Information will be posted on FSIS' Web site prior to the meeting. NACMCF documents will be available on FSIS' Web site at www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/2006_Notices_Index/.

The NACMCF was established in 1988 to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on public health issues relative to the safety and wholesomeness of the U.S. food supply. These issues include the development of microbiological criteria, the review and evaluation of epidemiological and risk assessment data; and methodologies for assessing microbiological hazards in
foods.

Persons seeking further meeting information, requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should contact Ms. Karen Thomas, Office of Public Health Science, FSIS, at (202) 690-6620 or by e-mail at Karen.Thomas@fsis.usda.gov.
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