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

  • 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?