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USDA Re-enlists Meat & Poultry Inspection Group

It does not meet all that often, but USDA plans on keeping the National Advisory Committee on Meat & Poultry Inspection.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service DSIS) Tuesday published notice in the Federal Register, saying the Meat and Poultry Inspection group will continue for two more years.

Established in 1971, the purpose of the committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture concerning state and federal programs involving meat, poultry and processed eggs over inspection, food safety and other matters.

Its advice falls under the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA).

According to FSIS, the committee usually mets twice a year. It last meeting was last March 21. Members serve two- year terms. The current membership includes:

Patricia K. Buck
Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
Grove City, PA

Dr. Fur-Chi Chen
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN

Brian R. Covington
Keystone Foods LLC
West Conshohocken, PA

Dr. Catherine N. Cutter
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Nancy J. Donley
Safe Tables Our Priority
Chicago, IL

Veneranda Gapud
Private individual
Snellville, GA

Dr. Craig Henry
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Cheryl D. Jones
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Dr. Heidi Kassenborg
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
St. Paul, MN

Sarah A. Klein
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Washington, DC

Dr. Shelton E. Murinda
California State Polytechnic University
Pomona, CA

Dr. Edna Negrón
University of Puerto Rico
Mayaguez, PR

Robert G. Reinhard
Sara Lee Corporation
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Craig E. Shultz
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Harrisburg, PA

Mr. Stanley A. Stromberg
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry
Oklahoma City, OK

Dr. John D. Tilden
Michigan Department of Agriculture
Lansing, MI

Carol L. Tucker-Foreman
Consumer Federation of America
Chevy Chase, MD

Steve E. Warshawer
Mesa Top Farm
Sante Fe, NM

Dr. J. Byron Williams
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS

Leonard W. Winchester
Public Health – Seattle & King County
Bellevue, WA

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  • Minkpuppy

    Interesting that the USDA would keep this group on considering they usually ignore any recommendations that come out of it. When they do act on recommendations, it’s usually several years later before they even start to do anything. *sigh*

  • Dr. Carpenter

    How do I get on this committee?