[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 27, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80952-80953]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33108]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0002]


Request for Nominations for Voting Members on a Public Advisory 
Committee; Food Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting 
nominations for members with expertise in epidemiology, pediatric 
development, and analytical chemistry or food science to serve on the 
Food Advisory Committee, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 
Office of Regulations, Policy, and Social Sciences.
    FDA has a special interest in ensuring that women, minority groups, 
and individuals with disabilities are adequately represented on 
advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of qualified 
candidates from these groups.

DATES: Nominations received on or before February 27, 2012 will be 
given first consideration for membership on the Food Advisory 
Committee. Nominations received after February 27, 2012 will be 
considered for nomination to the committee if nominees are still 
needed.

ADDRESSES: All nominations for membership should be sent electronically 
to cv@oc.fda.gov or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and 
Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire 
Ave., Bldg. 32, rm. 5103, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regarding all nomination questions for 
membership, the primary contact is: Carolyn Jeletic, Office of 
Regulations, Policy, and Social Sciences, Center of Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition (HFS-024), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint 
Branch Ave., College Park, MD 20740, (240) 402-1913, FAX: (301) 436-
2657, Carolyn.Jeletic@fda.hhs.gov.
    Information about becoming a member on an FDA advisory committee 
can also be obtained by visiting FDA's Web site by using the following 
link: http://www.fda.gov/AdvisoryCommittees/default.htm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FDA is requesting nomination for voting 
members on the Food Advisory Committee.

I. General Description of the Committee Duties

    The Food Advisory Committee (the Committee) provides advice to the 
Commissioner of Food and Drugs (the Commissioner) and other appropriate 
officials, on emerging food safety, food science, nutrition, and other 
food-related health issues that FDA considers of primary importance for 
its food and cosmetics programs.
    The Committee may be charged with reviewing and evaluating 
available data and making recommendations on matters such as those 
relating to: (1) Broad scientific and technical food- or cosmetic-
related issues, (2) the safety of new foods and food ingredients, (3) 
labeling of foods and cosmetics, (4) nutrient needs and nutritional 
adequacy, and (5) safe exposure limits for food contaminants.
    The Committee may also be asked to provide advice and make 
recommendations on ways of communicating to the public the potential 
risks associated with these

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issues and on approaches that might be considered for addressing the 
issues.

II. Criteria for Voting Members

    Members and the Chair are selected by the Commissioner or designee 
from among individuals knowledgeable in the fields of physical 
sciences, biological and life science, food science, risk assessment, 
nutrition, food technology, molecular biology, and other relevant 
scientific and technical disciplines.
    Members will be invited to serve for terms of up to 4 years. The 
Committee consists of 17 standing members; of that 15 are voting 
members, of whom 2 are technically qualified members identified with 
consumer interest. In addition to the voting members the Committee has 
2 nonvoting members who are identified with industry interests.

III. Nomination Procedures

    Any interested person may nominate one or more qualified 
individuals for membership on the advisory committee. Self-nominations 
are also accepted. Nominations must include a current, complete 
r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae for each nominee, including 
current business address and/or home address, telephone number, and 
email address if available. Nominations must also specify the advisory 
committee for which the nominee recommended. Nominations must also 
acknowledge that the nominee is aware of the nomination unless self-
nominated. FDA will ask potential candidates to provide detailed 
information concerning such matters related to financial holdings, 
employment, and research grants and/or contracts to permit evaluation 
of possible sources of conflicts of interest.
    This notice is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. app. 2) and 21 CFR part 14, relating to advisory committees.

    Dated: December 20, 2011.
Leslie Kux,
Acting Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2011-33108 Filed 12-23-11; 8:45 am]
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