Federal Register: November 2, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 213)
DOCID: FR Doc 01-27538
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Docket ID: [Docket No. 01-036N]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of public meeting.
National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection
DATES: The full Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, November 14, and Thursday, November 15, 2001 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Subcommittees will hold open meetings on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on November 1415, 2001, to review and discuss two issues: (1) Retail Store ExemptionFSIS Current Thinking, and (2) Modernizing Standards of Identity for Meat and Poultry Products. Two subcommittees of the full Committee will also meet on November 14, 2001, to work on issues discussed during the full Committee session. All interested parties are welcome to attend the meetings and to submit written comments and suggestions concerning issues the Committee will review and discuss.
Meat and Poultry Inspection National Advisory Committee,
On January 19, 2001, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the charter for the NACMPI. The Committee provides advice and
recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture pertaining to the Federal and State meat and poultry inspection programs pursuant to sections 7(c), 24, 205, 301(a)(3), and 301(c) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and sections 5(a)(3), 5(c), 8(b), and 11(e) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act. The Administrator of FSIS is the chairperson of the Committee. Membership of the Committee is drawn from representatives of consumer groups; producers, processors, and marketers from the meat and poultry industry; State government officials; and academia. The current members of the NACMPI are: Dr. Gladys Bayse, Spelman College; Nancy Donley, Safe Tables Our Priority; Sandra Eskin, American Association of Retired Persons; Carol Tucker Foreman, Food Policy Institute, Consumer Federation of America; Michael Govro, Oregon Department of Agriculture; Martin Holmes, North American Meat Processors; Dr. Lee C. Jan, Texas Department of Health; Dr. Alice Johnson, National Food Processors Association; Collette Schutlz Kaster, Premium Standard Farms; Dr. Daniel E. LaFontaine, South Carolina Meat Poultry Inspection Department; Dr. Irene Leech, Virginia Tech; Charles Link, Cargill Turkey Products; Dr. Catherine Logue, North Dakota State University; Michael Mamminga, Iowa Department of Agriculture; Dr. Dale Morse, New York Office of Public Health; and John Neal, Courseys Smoked Meats.
The Committee has two standing subcommittees to deliberate on specific issues and make recommendations to the whole Committee.
Members of the public will be required to register before entering the meeting.
Additional Public Notification
Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, in an effort to better ensure that minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it and provide copies of this Federal Register publication in the FSIS Constituent Update. FSIS provides a weekly Constituent Update, which is communicated via fax to over 300 organizations and individuals. In addition, the update is available on line through the FSIS web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov. The update is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, recalls, and any other types of information that could effect or would be of interest to our constituents/stakeholders. The constituent fax list consists of industry, trade, and farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, scientific professionals, and other individuals that have requested to be included. Through these various channels, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience.
For more information and to be added to the constituent fax list,
fax your request to the Congressional and Public Affairs Office, at (202) 7205704.
Done at Washington, DC on: October 30, 2001.
Margaret O'K. Glavin,
[FR Doc. 0127538 Filed 103001; 9:59 am] BILLING CODE 3410DMP
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Charles L. Gioglio for technical information at (202) 2050256 and Sonya L. West for meeting information at (202) 7202561, FAX (202) 2050157, or email email@example.com. Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should notify Ms. West by November 6, 2001, at the above numbers or by email. Information is also available on FSIS Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/nacmpi.