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National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods

USDA reopens nominations for microbiological committee

With more than half of the seats open on its National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods, the USDA is again seeking nominations for the 30-member panel. In a notice posted Monday in the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Agriculture set a Sept. 27 deadline for people to nominate themselves or others for… Continue Reading

Advisory Committee Working on the Science of Salmonella, STEC

When the government needs help with a foodborne issue, they turn to a certain committee for scientific advice. In its last term, the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) worked on how to reduce Norovirus infections and to help the Department of Defense ensure that the food procured for U.S. military personnel… Continue Reading

Microbiological Criteria for Foods Group to Meet in June

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Monday announced its National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will meet on June 4-6 in Washington, D.C. The 25-year-old advisory committee will discuss reducing foodborne illness from Norovirus and using microbiological criteria as indicators of process control and insanitary conditions. The 30-member group hails from academic,… Continue Reading

Key Food Safety Advisory Committee NACMCF Renewed This Week

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) this week announced the re-chartering of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) and named who exactly will be serving on the advisory committee. The committee provides recommendations to both Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius, who… Continue Reading