Agencies to convene meetings on food safety

by Eric Schroeder
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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service jointly will hold public meetings later this year to discuss progress on food safety.

An initial one-day meeting was held March 30 in Washington in which food safety metrics were discussed. The agencies said future meetings — set for July 21 in Chicago and Oct. 20 in Portland, Ore. — will include information on the President’s Food Safety Working Group, current thinking on Salmonella Enteritidis, and input from consumer groups, industry, state and local regulators as they assess performance in food safety.

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