[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 75 (Tuesday, April 20, 1999)]
[Pages 19335-19336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-9959]



Food Safety and Inspection Service
[Docket No. 99-020N]

National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection; 
Public Meeting

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.


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SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service(FSIS)is announcing that 
the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection will be 
meeting to discuss five new issues: (1) Qualifications of government 
and industry personnel in establishments which have implemented the 
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system; (2) Using 
Campylobacter as a performance standard; (3) Elimination of all 
exemptions from Federal inspection; (4) Mandatory inspection of all 
animal flesh foods; and (5) Conceptual framework for producing food 
that is risk free. All interested persons are welcome to attend the 
public meeting and to submit written comments and suggestions on these 
and other issues the Committee might consider.

DATES: The meeting will be held on May 5 and 6, 1999. The full 
Committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on May 5 and 6. 
Subcommittees will meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on May 5 to 
continue work on issues discussed during the full Committee meeting.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Quality Hotel & Suites, 
Courthouse Plaza, 1200 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA 22201; 
telephone (703) 524-4000. The full Committee will meet in the Jefferson 
Room; subcommittees will meet in the Conference Center rooms. Submit 
written comments on the discussion topics to the FSIS Docket Clerk, 
Docket No. 99-020N, Room 102, Cotton Annex Building, 300 12th Street, 
SW, Washington, DC 20250-3700. The comments and official transcript of 
the meeting will be kept in the Docket Clerk's office when they become 
available, and the Docket Clerk's office will be open between 8:30 a.m. 
and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Micchelli at (202) 720-
6269, by FAX at (202) 690-1030, or E-mail to 
Michael.M[email protected]. A schedule of events is available on the 
FSIS Homepage at http://www.fsis.usda.gov. Persons needing sign 
language interpreters or other special accommodations should contact 
Mr. Micchelli's office no later than April 29, 1999.

    On March 22, 1999, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the charter 
for the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection. The 
Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on 
Federal and State meat and poultry programs pursuant to sections 7(c), 
24, 205, and 301(c) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and sections 
5(a)(3), 5(c), 8(b), and 11(e) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act. 
The FSIS Administrator is the Committee Chair. Committee membership is 
drawn from representatives of consumer groups, producers, processors, 
academia, and marketers from the meat and poultry industry and State 
government officials. The newly appointed members of the Committee are:

Terry Burkhardt, Wisconsin Bureau of Meat Safety and Inspection
Dr. James Denton, University of Arkansas
Caroline Smith-DeWaal, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Nancy Donley, Safe Tables Our Priority
Dr. Cheryl Hall, Zacky Farms, Inc.
Dr. Daniel E. LaFontaine, South Carolina Meat-Poultry Inspection 
Rosemary Mucklow, National Meat Association
Dr. Dale Morse, New York Office of Public Health
Carol Tucker Foreman, Safe Food Coalition
Kathleen L. Hanigan, Farmland Foods, Inc.
Collette Schultz Kaster, Premium Standard Farms
Dr. Gary Weber, National Cattleman's Beef Association
Dr. Alice Hurlbert Johnson, National Turkey Federation
Michael M. Mamminga, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land 
Dr. Lee C. Jan, Texas Department of Health
Walter E. Juzenas, American Public Health Association

    The Committee deliberates on specific issues and makes 
recommendations to the whole Committee and the Secretary of 
Agriculture. The meeting is open to the public on a space-available, 
first-come basis. Registration is required and will take place at the 
meeting. Pre-registration is not required. Interested persons will have 
an opportunity to discuss issues relating to the activities of the 
Committee and may file comments as discussed above in ADDRESSES.

    Done at Washington, DC, on: April 14, 1999.
Thomas J. Billy,
[FR Doc. 99-9959 Filed 4-19-99; 8:45 am]