[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 179 (Tuesday, September 16, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48589-48590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-24436]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service
[Docket No. 97-055N]


Meeting of the Meat and Poultry Subcommittee of the National 
Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Meat and Poultry Subcommittee of the National Advisory 
Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold a 
meeting on October 8 to October 10, 1997, to discuss food safety 
initiatives. Specific topics to be discussed include the Seared Steak 
and the Cooking Time and Temperature for Hamburger issues.

DATES: The meeting will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on October 8 and 
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 9 and October 10, 1997.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Franklin Court Suite 3709 at 
1099 14th Street, NW, in Washington, DC. NACMCF wishes to encourage 
persons with information and data on the issues to present their 
comments to the participants. Those persons interested in making 
presentations or providing comments should mail or fax their name, 
title, firm or agency name, address, and telephone to Dr. Richard L. 
Ellis, Director, Scientific Research Oversight Staff, Department of 
Agriculture, 6913 Franklin Court, 1099 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 
20250-3700; fax (202) 501-7628. Comments and requests also may be 
provided by E-mail to: richard.ellis@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is 
seeking guidance and advice from the Subcommittee on a clear scientific 
basis

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for recommendations FDA will propose and how these issues should be 
addressed in the Food Code. The Subcommittee also will be developing 
microbial hazard identification guides for very small meat and poultry 
establishments.
    This meeting will be open to the public on a space available basis. 
Comments may be made before or after the meeting. All comments received 
will become part of the public record of this meeting.
    NACMCF provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of 
Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services about the 
development of microbiological criteria to assess the safety and 
wholesomeness of food. NACMCF also provides guidance to the Departments 
of Commerce and Defense.

    Done at Washington, DC, on September 9, 1997.
Thomas J. Billy,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 97-24436 Filed 9-15-97; 8:45 am]
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