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New members named to USDA food safety committee

Ten new committee members for NACMPI and one for NACMCF will advise USDA on food safety decisions.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of 10 new members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat & Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) and an additional new member to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).

“USDA is excited to announce the new committee members to NACMPI and NACMCF,” USDA undersecretary for food safety Dr. Mindy Brashears said. “These committee members represent a diverse group distinguished by their knowledge and interest in meat and poultry safety. Their expertise and advice play a key role in informing USDA’s food safety decisions to ensure the U.S. continues to have one of the safest food systems in the world.”

The new NACMPI members appointed to serve two-year terms are:

  • Dr. Jimmy L. Avery, Mississippi State University.
  • William H. Battle, Pride of the Pond and Battle Fish North.
  • Tina Conklin, Michigan State University.
  • Dr. Patricia Ann Curtis, North Carolina State University.
  • Dr. Jennifer A. Eberly, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry.
  • Casey Lynn Gallimore, North American Meat Institute.
  • Dr. Joseph Jay Harris, Southwest Meat Assn.
  • Dr. Curtis Lynn Knipe, Ohio State University.
  • Dr. Byron Williams, Mississippi State University.
  • Sherri L. Williams, JBS USA LLC.

See the full list of NACMPI members.

The newly appointed NACMCF member to serve a two-year term is Shannara Lynn with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.

See the full list of NACMCF members.

NACMPI, established in 1971 by USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS), is an advisory committee that advises on food safety concerns and other matters affecting inspection program activities, including food safety policies that will contribute to USDA’s regulatory policy development. More information on NACMPI is available on the FSIS website.

NACMCF was established in 1988 by FSIS, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (Food & Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), the U.S. Department of Commerce (National Marine Fisheries Service), and the U.S. Department of Defense. NACMCF is an advisory committee that provides impartial scientific advice and peer reviews to food safety agencies on public health issues related to the safety and wholesomeness of domestic, imported and exported foods. More information on NACMCF is available on the FSIS website.

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