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NACMPI gets 5 new members appointed by Secretary Sonny Perdue

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The new members of National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection are experts selected from the big companies in the sector, a researcher, one agricultural expert and a representative of the consumers.

Posted on May 16 ,11:51

NACMPI gets 5 new members appointed by Secretary Sonny Perdue

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 5 new members and 12 returning members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI), informs a press release from US Department of Agriculture.
"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. 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", said Perdue.
NACMPI was established in 1971 by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). 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 are Mr Thomas Gremillion, Consumer Federation of America; Mr James Jenkins, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry; Dr Amilton De Mello, University of Nevada; Ms Tina Rendon, Pilgrim’s Pride Corp; Ms Kimberly Rice, U.S. Foods. All of them will serve two-year terms in the positions they have been appointed.

(Photo source: USDA.gov)

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