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(202) 720-9113
Bridgette Keefe

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2007 - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold public meetings June 4 - 8, 2007.

Issues to be discussed include:
  • The Determination of Cooking Parameters for Safe Seafood for Consumers;
  • Assessment of the Food Safety Importance of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis;
  • Determination of the Most Appropriate Technologies for FSIS to Adopt in Performing Routine and Baseline Microbiological Analyses; and
  • Parameters for Inoculated Pack/Challenge Study Protocols.

The full committee will meet on Monday, June 4, from 1 - 2:30 p.m., and on Friday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 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.

The Subcommittee on Determination of Cooking Parameters for Safe Seafood for Consumers will meet on Tuesday, June 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Subcommittee on Determination of the Most Appropriate Technologies for FSIS to Adopt in Performing Routine and Baseline Microbiological Analyses will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5 and 6, 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, June 6 and 7, 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.

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 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 interested in making a presentation, submitting technical papers, or providing comments at the June 4 and/or June 8, plenary sessions should contact Karen Thomas-Sharp by phone at (202) 690-6620 or by e-mail at Karen.Thomas-Sharp@fsis.usda.gov. Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should notify Mrs. Thomas-Sharp no later than May 29, 2007.
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