USDA Appoints New Members to Food Safety Advisory Committees

USDA Appoints New Members to Food Safety Advisory Committees

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

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August 25, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the appointment of 10 new members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and 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,” said Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Mindy Brashears. “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
Mr. William H. Battle, Pride of the Pond and Battle Fish North
Ms. Tina Conklin, Michigan State University
Dr. Patricia Ann Curtis, North Carolina State University
Dr. Jennifer A. Eberly, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Mrs. Casey Lynn Gallimore, North American Meat Institute
Dr. Joseph Jay Harris, Southwest Meat Association
Dr. Curtis Lynn Knipe, Ohio State University
Dr. Byron Williams, Mississippi State University
Ms. Sherri L. Williams, JBS USA, LLC
 
The newly appointed NACMCF member to serve a two-year term is:
 
Ms. Shannara Lynn, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration