The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection will hold public meetings to discuss issues related to the further development of a more robust risk-based inspection system.

The following issues will be discussed:

  • Measuring Establishment Risk Control for Risk-based Inspection
  • Strategic Implementation Plan for Enhancing Outreach to Small and Very Small Plants

The NACMPI was established in 1971 to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture regarding meat and poultry inspection programs. The committee, which generally meets twice a year, addresses food safety and policy issues affecting the USDA.