The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) has announced two upcoming public meetings of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) and the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI).
NACMCF Public Meeting
On May 16, 2023, the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will be holding a hybrid public meeting, both in-person in Washington, D.C. and virtual, to provide an update on the Cyclospora cayetanensis in produce and Cronobacter in powdered infant formula charges. Concurrent subcommittee meetings will be held on May 16–18, 2023.
A Federal Register notice will be published in the near future that provides more details and instructions on how to pre-register. When available, FSIS will share details on the FSIS “Events and Meetings” page and in a constituent update.
NACMCF has makes contributions to a broad range of critical food safety issues. Committee reports provide current information and scientific advice to federal food safety agencies and serve as a foundation for regulations and programs aimed at reducing foodborne disease and enhancing public health. Federal food safety agencies involved with NACMCF include FSIS, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Commerce National Marine Fisheries Service, and the U.S. Department of Defense Veterinary Services.
NACMPI Public Meeting
On June 21–22, 2023, the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) will host its next virtual public meeting. A Federal Register notice will publish in the near future that provides details on how to pre-register for the meeting and the topics the committee will consider. When available, FSIS will share the details on the FSIS “Events and Meetings” page and in a future constituent update.
NACMPI provides advice to the Secretary of Agriculture concerning state and federal programs with respect to meat and poultry inspection and other matters that fall within the scope of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act. Committee reports inform FSIS inspection procedures and policies to help solve new and evolving food safety hazards and foodborne illness trends.