[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 237 (Wednesday, December 10, 2014)]
[Pages 73327-73328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28889]



Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2014-N-2032]

Request for Nominations for Voting Members on the Food Advisory 

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting 
nominations for voting members to serve on the Food Advisory Committee, 
Office of Regulations, Policy, and Social Sciences, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition. FDA seeks to include the views of women 
and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with 
and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, 
encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these 

DATES: Nominations received on or before January 30, 2015, will be 
given first consideration for membership on the Food Advisory 
Committee. Nominations received after January 30, 2015, will be 
considered for nomination to the committee as later vacancies occur.

ADDRESSES: All nominations for membership should be submitted 
electronically by logging into the FDA Advisory Committee Membership 
Nomination Portal: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/FACTRSPortal/FACTRS/index.cfm, by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and 
Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire 
Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5103, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, or by FAX to 
    Information about becoming a member on an FDA advisory committee 
can also be obtained by visiting FDA's Web site at http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Regarding all nominations questions for 
membership, the primary contact is: Karen Strambler, Office of 
Regulations, Policy, and Social Sciences, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., Rm. 1C-016, College Park, 
MD 20740, 240-402-2589, FAX: 301-436-2637, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FDA is requesting nominations for voting 
members on the Food Advisory Committee.

I. General Description of the Committee Duties

    The Food Advisory Committee provides advice to the Commissioner of 
Food and Drugs and other appropriate officials on emerging food safety, 
food science, nutrition, and other food-related health issues that FDA 
considers of primary importance for its food and cosmetics programs. 
The Committee may be charged with reviewing and evaluating available 
data and making recommendations on matters such as those relating to: 
(1) Broad scientific and technical food- or cosmetic-related

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issues; (2) the safety of food ingredients and new foods; (3) labeling 
of foods and cosmetics; (4) nutrient needs and nutritional adequacy; 
and (5) safe exposure limits for food contaminants. The Committee may 
also be asked to provide advice and make recommendations on ways of 
communicating to the public the potential risks associated with these 
issues and on approaches that might be considered for addressing the 

II. Criteria for Voting Members

    The Committee consists of a core of 15 voting members including the 
Chair. Members and the Chair are selected by the Commissioner or 
designee from among individuals knowledgeable in the fields of food 
science, microbiology, epidemiology, pediatric immunology, nutrition, 
food technology, biochemistry, and environmental health. Members are 
invited to serve for overlapping terms of up to 4 years.
    Almost all non-Federal members of this committee serve as Special 
Government Employees. Of the 15 members who vote, 2 are technically 
qualified members identified with consumer interests. In addition to 
the voting members, the Committee has two nonvoting members who are 
identified with industry interests.

III. Nomination Procedures

    Any interested person may nominate one or more qualified 
individuals for membership on the Committee. Self-nominations are also 
accepted. Nominations must include a current r[eacute]sum[eacute] or 
curriculum vitae for each nominee, including a current business address 
and/or home address, telephone number, and email address if available. 
Nominations must also specify the advisory committee for which the 
nominee is recommended. Nominations must also acknowledge that the 
nominee is aware of the nomination unless self-nominated. FDA will ask 
potential candidates to provide detailed information concerning such 
matters as financial holdings, employment, research grants, and/or 
contracts to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of 
    This notice is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. app. 2) and 21 CFR part 14, relating to advisory committees.

    Dated: December 5, 2014.
Jill Hartzler Warner,
Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-28889 Filed 12-9-14; 8:45 am]