December 29, 2021


USDA-FSIS seeks nomination for meat and poultry inspection committee


The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is soliciting nominations for membership on the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI).


USDA expects to appoint the members in 2022.


"NACMPI members play a significant role in advising on the safety and wholesomeness of the foods we eat," said US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

"As USDA continues to advance racial justice and equity into its decision-making and policymaking process, attracting and appointing individuals from diverse perspectives and expertise to serve on NACMPI will be essential to accomplishing our food safety goals.


"USDA is seeking nominations from individuals with knowledge and interest in meat and poultry food safety and other FSIS policies. We also seek the representation of small and very small establishments and the geographic diversity of members. Persons in academia, industry, state and local government officials, public health organisations, and industry and consumer organisations are invited to submit nominations. Self-nominations are welcomed."


Established in 1971 by FSIS, the committee consists of 20 members and provides advice and recommendations to the secretary of agriculture on food safety concerns and other matters affecting inspection programme activities, including food safety policies, that will contribute to USDA's regulatory policy development.


- Food Safety News

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