US Advisory Committee Meet Over Meat Safety

WASHINGTON, US - The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on Aug. 27-28, 2008, to review and discuss international equivalence and approaches to assessing foreign food regulatory systems as a means of ensuring the safety of imported food products.
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The meeting will take place Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in USDA's South Building Cafeteria, 14th & Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. Two subcommittees of the NACMPI will hold open meetings during their deliberations and report preparation.

The meeting will include discussion of various approaches to assessing foreign inspection systems: the approach taken by FSIS and that taken by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration; industry's perspective on these approaches; the consumer perspective; and the perspectives and approaches of several foreign governments.

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