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(202) 720-9113
Steven Cohen

WASHINGTON, Sep. 7, 2005 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced that a public meeting to discuss the Food Safety Institute of the Americas' (FSIA) goal of improving and harmonizing food safety, food security and food defense education, training and communication throughout the Americas will take place Sept. 29-30, 2005, in Miami, Fla.

Attendees will be encouraged to make suggestions on the scope and direction of the FSIA at interactive plenary sessions. Issues to be discussed will include: assessment and analysis of educational and informational needs identified through a survey administered by FSIA partners, the University of Florida and Miami Dade College; FSIA's 3-5 year strategic plan; establishing strategies and best practices for developing and delivering programs identified through the needs survey; and planning next steps for the FSIA in fostering collaboration and partnership development of the proposed FSIA colleges.

The Institute is seeking to tap into existing networks of domestic and international government, academia, industry and consumer organizations within North, South and Central America and the Caribbean to further promote the development of international food safety, food security and food defense standards and improve public health in the western hemisphere.

FSIS invites all interested persons to take part in and submit comments on the topics to be discussed at the public meeting. Comments may be submitted by mail to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 102 Cotton Annex, Washington, DC 20250-3700. Submissions must include the agency name and docket number 05-028N. To comment online, go to http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/2005_notices_index.

The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Eden Roc Hotel, 4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29; and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. All sessions are free, but registration is required. Attendees who need sign language interpreters or have other special needs should contact the FSIA at (305) 347-5552 or by fax (305) 530-6066. The meeting agenda will be available prior to the meeting on the FSIS Web site at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Meetings_&_Events.

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