USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is holding a public meeting July 16, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET, to gather industry thoughts as it works to develop its 2017-2021 Strategic Plan.
FSIS is looking for public comment on both current and potential future issues that may affect how it will achieve two principal goals: preventing food borne illness and protecting public health and modernizing systems, policies, and the use of scientific approaches. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Forest Service Headquarters, Sidney R. Yates Building, 201 14th St. SW, Washington, DC. Participation will also be possible via phone with dial-in information forthcoming. Comments may be submitted in person on July 16, or via e-mail to Greg DiNapoli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Young, AAMP’s outreach specialist, will be attending the meeting and making comments on behalf of AAMP and its members. His comments will center around the amount of time spent on humane handling issues versus food safety, the inconsistency of inspection between districts and the lack of cooperation from inspectors.