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17 appointed to meat and poultry inspection advisory committee

Advisory committee members advise USDA regulatory policy development.

Five new members and 12 returning members have been appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). 

“It is our goal to protect public health, prevent foodborne illness, and promote confidence in the U.S. food safety inspection system, which is the most reliable and well-documented in the world,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in making the announcement. “These committee members, with their breadth of experience and expertise, will help inform USDA on best practices as we continue to protect public health with the latest advances in science and technology.”

NACMPI was established in 1971 by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. NACMPI is a discretionary advisory committee that advises on food safety concerns and other matters affecting federal and state inspection program activities. It also contributes to USDA’s regulatory policy development. 

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

  1. Thomas Gremillion, Consumer Federation of America
  2. James Jenkins, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
  3. Amilton De Mello, University of Nevada
  4. Tina Rendon, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp
  5. Kimberly Rice, U.S. Foods

Reappointed NACMPI members are:

  1. Manpreet Singh, University of Georgia
  2. Randall K. Phebus, Kansas State University
  3. Patricia Curtis, Auburn University
  4. Brian Sapp, White Oak Pastures
  5. Sherri Jenkins, JBS, USA
  6. Betsy Booren, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz, PC
  7. Alice Johnson, Butterball
  8. Michael Crupain, Dr. Oz Show
  9. Tanya Roberts, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention
  10. Kurt Brandt, United Food and Commercial Workers Union
  11. Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota State
  12. Kryzsztof Mazurczak, State of Illinois 

Source: USDA

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