The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on September 29-30, 2010, in Washington, D.C., to review issues pertaining to data collection, analysis, response and transparency, and pre-harvest food safety controls.  

The committee includes individuals from consumer groups; producers and processors; marketers from the meat, poultry and egg-product industries; government officials; and members of academia. Comments on topics discussed at the meeting must be submitted to FSIS by October 18. See Federal Register, September 16, 2010.