National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference Committee Meeting

Summary:

We are giving notice of a meeting of the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan.

Dates:

The General Conference Committee meeting will be held on January 26, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Addresses:

The meeting will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW., Atlanta, GA.

For further information contact:

Mr. Andrew R. Rhorer, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan, VS, APHIS, 1498 Klondike Road, Suite 101, Conyers, GA 30094-5104; (770) 922-3496.

Supplementary information:

The General Conference Committee (theCommittee) of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), representing cooperating State agencies and poultry industry members, serves an essential function by acting as a liaison between the poultry industry and the Department in matters pertaining to poultry health. The Committee meets to discuss significant poultry health issues and makes recommendations to improve the NPIP program.

Topics for discussion at the upcoming meeting include:

1. Salmonella methodology.

2. Approval of rapid assays.

3. FDA equivalency.

4. NPIP database.

The meeting will be open to the public. However, due to time constraints, the public will not be allowed to participate in the discussions during the meeting. Written statements on meeting topics may be filed with the Committee before or after the meeting by sending them to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written statements may also be filed at the meeting. Please refer to Docket No. APHIS-2010-0039 when submitting your statements.

This notice of meeting is given pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).

Done in Washington, DC, this 5th day of January 2011. Kevin Shea,

Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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