[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 20, 2021)]
[Pages 58054-58055]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22829]

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Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2021-0024]

National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice is announcing a public meeting of the full 
Committee and Subcommittees from November 17, 2021 to November 19, 
2021. The Committee will discuss the following two new charges: 
Enhancing Salmonella Control in Poultry Products and Cyclospora 
cayetanensis Contamination.

DATES: The full Committee will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, 
November 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. The Subcommittees 
on Enhancing Salmonella Control in Poultry Products and Cyclospora 
cayetanensis Contamination, will hold concurrent open Subcommittee 
meetings on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 
Thursday November 18, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.; and 
Friday, November 19, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The Committee meetings will be held virtually. Attendees 
must pre-register at https://ems8.intellor.com?do=register&t=1&p=841219 
to receive a link for the meeting, dial-in number, access code, and 
unique Attendee ID for the Wednesday November 17, 2021 plenary meeting. 
There will be an opportunity to provide oral comments during the public 
meeting. Speakers are limited to three minutes during the public 
comment period. Attendees must notify FSIS during registration of their 
wish to speak at the meeting. FSIS will do its best to accommodate all 
registered persons who request to provide oral comments. Attendees 
should also indicate if they are interested in attending any of the 
Subcommittee meetings so FSIS can provide links for those meetings.
    The NACMCF charges to be presented will be available at: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/policy/federal-register-rulemaking/federal-register-notices.
    Agenda: FSIS will finalize an agenda on or before the meeting date 
and post it on FSIS' website at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/news-events/events-meetings.
    Please note that the meeting agenda is subject to change due to the 
time required to present and discuss new charges; thus, sessions could 
end earlier or later than anticipated. Please plan accordingly if you 
would like to attend this meeting. Also, the official transcript of the 
November 17, 2021 full Committee meeting, when it becomes available, 
will be available on FSIS' website at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/news-events/events-meetings.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Persons with additional questions 
should contact Dr. Evelyne Mbandi: Phone: (202) 690-6537; Email: 
[email protected]. Sign Language Interpretation: Persons requiring a sign 
language interpreter or other special accommodations should notify Dr. 
Mbandi by November 3, 2021.



    The NACMCF was established in 1988, in response to a recommendation 
of the National Academy of Sciences for an interagency approach to 
microbiological criteria for foods, and in response to a recommendation 
of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, as 
expressed in the Rural Development, Agriculture, and Related Agencies 
Appropriation Bill for fiscal year 1988. The charter for the NACMCF is 
available for viewing on FSIS' website at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/policy/advisory-committees/national-advisory-committee-microbiological-criteria-foods-nacmcf. The NACMCF provides scientific 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, including development 
of microbiological criteria and review and evaluation of 
epidemiological and risk assessment data and methodologies for 
assessing microbiological hazards in foods. The Committee also provides 
scientific advice and recommendations to the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention and the Departments of Commerce and Defense. Ms. 
Sandra Eskin, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA, is the 
Committee Chair; Dr. Susan T. Mayne, Director of the Food and Drug 
Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), 
is the Vice-Chair; and Mr. John J. Jarosh, FSIS, is the Director of the 
NACMCF Secretariat and Designated Federal Officer. Charges reviewed and 
approved by NACMCF Executive Committee deliberations will be made 
available by FSIS to the public prior to the Plenary Session on FSIS' 
    Disclaimer: NACMCF documents and comments posted on FSIS' website 
are electronic conversions from a variety of source formats. In some 
cases, document conversion may result in character translation or 
formatting errors. The original document is the official, legal copy. 
To meet the electronic and information technology accessibility 
standards in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, NACMCF may add 
alternate text descriptors for non-text elements (graphs, charts, 
tables, multimedia, etc.). These modifications only affect the internet 
copies of the documents. Copyrighted documents will not be posted on 
FSIS' website, but will be available for inspection in the FSIS Docket 
Room. FSIS will announce this Federal Register publication on-line 
through the FSIS web page located at: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/policy/federal-register-rulemaking/federal-register-notices. FSIS also will 
make copies of this publication available through the FSIS Constituent 
Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, 
procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public 
meetings, and other types of information that could affect or would be 
of interest to our constituents and stakeholders. The Constituent 
Update is available on the FSIS web page. Through the web page, FSIS is 
able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. 
In addition, FSIS offers an email subscription service which provides 
automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and 
information. This

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    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

    Dated: October 15, 2021.
Cikena Reid,
USDA Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-22829 Filed 10-19-21; 8:45 am]