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

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2006—The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold public meetings Sept. 18 - 22, 2006.

Issues to be discussed include:
  • The Determination of Cooking Parameters for Safe Seafood for Consumers; and
  • Assessment of the Food Safety Importance of Mycobacterium avian subspecies paratuberculosis.

The Subcommittee on Determination of Cooking Parameters for Safe Seafood for Consumers will meet on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 18 and 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Subcommittee on Assessment of the Food Safety Importance of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis will meet on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 20 and 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All subcommittee meetings will be held at the Aerospace Building, 901 D St., SW., Room 369, Washington, D.C. The full committee will meet on Friday, Sept. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the conference room at the south end of the U.S. Department of Agriculture South Building cafeteria, 1400 Independence Ave, SW., Washington, D.C.

Further information on agenda items will be available prior to the meeting at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/news/meetings_&_events/

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 requiring further meeting information, a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should notify Karen Thomas no later than Sept. 14, 2006, by phone at (202) 690-6620 or by e-mail at Karen.Thomas@fsis.usda.gov.
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