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Thirty-fifth Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene
The Food Safety Educator
FSIS Constituent Update: December 20, 2002
Use of Microbial Pathogen Computer Modeling in HACCP Plans
Requesting Sample Collection Supplies
Sampling of Poultry Carcasses Cut Up Prior to Chilling
Safe and Suitable Ingredients Used in the Production of Meat and Poultry Products
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated December 18, 2002
Healthy School Meals Resource System
Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test Results: Updated December 18, 2002

FDA Announces Initiative To Provide Better Health Information For Consumers
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated December 17, 2002
Salmonella enteritidis phage-type 4; remove import restrictions
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated December 13, 2002
FSIS Constituent Update/Alert: Updated December 9, 2002
Improving the Recall Process
Improving the Recall Process: Related Documents
Microbial Sampling of RTE Products for FSIS Verification Testing Programs
Microbial Sampling of Ready to Eat (RTE) Products for the FSIS Verification Testing Program
OPPD (Policy) What's New Page: Updated December 9, 2002

U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated December 6, 2002
OPPD (Policy) What's New Page: Updated December 4, 2002
Keep Children Safe From Foodborne Illness During The Holidays
FDA's Food Advisory Committee Discusses Acrylamide in Food
Exploratory Data on Acrylamide in Foods
Plastics and the Microwave
Compliance Policy Guide: Filth from Insects, Rodents, and Other Pests in Food
OPPD (Policy) What's New Page: Updated November 29, 2002
FSIS Constituent Update/Alert: Updated November 29, 2002
FSIS To Hold Public Meeting To Discuss The Recall Process

Positive E. coli Test Results: November 26, 2002
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated November 25, 2002
Studies to Evaluate the Utility of Anti-Salmonella Chemical Food Additives in Feeds
Easy, Inexpensive Test Detects Tuberculosis in Livestock and Wildlife
FSIS Actions Concerning Suppliers that may be Associated with E. coli O157:H7
Contaminants and Natural Toxicants Meeting Agenda (tentative)
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Pagea: Updated November 25, 2002
FDA Action on Corn Bioengineered to Produce Pharmaceutical Material
FSIS Constituent Update/Alert: Updated November 22, 2002
CFSAN 2002 Program Priorities Report Card

U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated November 21, 2002
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated November 20, 2002
Contaminants and Natural Toxicants Subcommitee of the Food Advisory Committee: Meeting
FSIS' Directive To Reduce Listeria monocytogenes In Ready-To-Eat Meat And Poultry
USDA Issues Directive To Reduce Listeria monocytogenes In Ready-to-eat Meat and Poultry
OPPD (Policy) What's New Page: Updated November 18, 2002
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated November 16, 2002
FSIS Constituent Update: November 15, 2002
The Food Safety Educator: Updated November 8, 2002
FSIS Constituent Alert November 14, 2002

U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated November 14, 2002
Contaminants and Natural Toxicants Subcommittee of the Food Advisory Committee; Meeting
Summit on Listeria Monocytogenes
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated November 13, 2002
Cooking Turkey Is A Family Affair¡¦With The Right Food Safety Tools
OPPD (Policy) What's New Page: Updated November 12, 2002
Instructions for Verifying E. coli O157:H7 Reassessment
FDA Talk Paper: FDA Bioterrorism Act Website is on Line
FSIS Constituent Update: November 8, 2002
National Alliance For Food Safety Completes Review Of HIMP Data

Take the Guesswork Out of Roasting a Turkey (pdf file)
FSIS To Host Listeria Summit
FDA ASKING FOR COMMENTS ON GRAS PROCEDURE -
FSIS News Releases: Updated November 7, 2002
Request Approval of Labeling for Foods that Have Been Treated with Irradiation
Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated November 4, 2002
An Easy, Inexpensive Test Detects Tuberculosis in Livestock and Wildlife
Guidance Concerning Recommending Customs' Seizure and Destruction of Imported Food
Codex Alimentarius: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection

National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection
Speeches Page: Updated October 29, 2002
FSIS: Becoming a World Class Public Health Agency Recognized as Experts in Food Safety
FSIS Constituent Update: October 25, 2002
Food Safety Education and Consumer Information
Address to the American Meat Institute on HACCP Enforcement
Food Safety Conference (Video)
USDA Advice on Preventing Illness from Listeria (Video)
Remarks to Tea Association of the U.S.A. on the role of FDA in Ensuring the Security of Food
FDA Seizes Dietary Supplements with Drug Claims

Quest International; Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition
National Advisory Committee On Meat And Poultry Inspection To Hold Public Meeting
FSIS: Becoming a World Class Public Health Agency Recognized as Experts in Food Safety
Speeches Page: Updated October 23, 2002
USDA Provides Update on Listeria Recall
FSIS Strengthens Import Inspection System
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated October 16, 2002
Public Meeting To Address Codex Committee On Food Import And Export Inspection
Plan A Good Defense For Safe Food At Tailgate Parties
National Advisory Committee Concludes Performance Standards Are Important Verification Tools

USDA Kicks Off National School Lunch Week By Promoting Nutrition Education and Food Safety Awareness
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated October 11, 2002
Secretary Thompson Urges Strong Warning Labels For Ephedra
Questions and Answers About Chronic Wasting Disease
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated October 7, 2002
Request Approval of Labeling for Foods That Have Been Treated By Irradiation
Guidance on Bulk Transport of Juice Concentrates and Certain Shelf Stable Juices
E. coli O157:H7 Contamination of Beef Products
Guidance for Industry: Exemptions From the Warning Label Requirement for Juice
Standardized Training Curriculum for Application of HACCP Principles to Juice Processing

FDA's Evaluation of the Seafood HACCP Program for 2000/2001
Consumers Advised of Risks Associated with Eating Raw and Lightly Cooked Sprouts
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated October 4, 2002
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated October 4, 2002
Public Health Update: FSIS Continues To Investigate Listeria Illnesses
Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification
Secondary Direct Food Additives Permitted in Food for Human Consumption
Speeches Page: Updated October 1, 2002
OPPDE What's New Page: Updated September 30, 2002
NACMCF Home Page
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods; Renewal
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated September 26, 2002
OPPDE What's New Page: Updated September 26, 2002
FDA Announces 2002 Food Safety Grants
Public Meeting To Address Agenda for Codex Coordinating Committee
Older Adults at Risk of Complications From Microbial Foodborne Illness
New Measures To Address E. coli O157:H7 Contamination
FSIS Signs State Agreements Supporting Food Safety Education For Animal And Egg Producers
USDA Strengthens Food Safety Policies
FDA Draft Action Plan for Acrylamide in Food

Public Meeting: Assessing Acrylamide in the U.S. Food Supply, September 30, 2002 - Agenda
Assessing Acrylamide in the U.S. Food Supply; Public Meeting; Draft Action Plan on Acrylamide
AMIT K. SACHDEV APPOINTED FDA¡¯S SENIOR ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONER
Information for FDA Regulated Industry
RESEARCH SHOWS IMPROVEMENTS IN SAFE FOOD HANDLING BY CONSUMERS
FSIS Constituent Update: September 20, 2002
National Food Safety Education Month
Research Shows Improvements In Safe Food Handling By Consumers
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated September 17, 2002
OPPDE What's New Page: Updated September 17, 2002

FDA Workshop on the Notification Process for Food Contact Substances, October 15, 2002
Food Safety Survey: Summary of Major Trends in Food Handling Practices and Consumption of Potentially Risky Foods
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated September 17, 2002
FSIS Constituent Update/Alert: Updated September 16, 2002
Twenty-Fifth Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Coordinating Committee
Request for Nominations to Serve on Two Subcommittees of FDA's Food Advisory Committee
New Food Chemicals Codex Monographs, Revisions of Certain Food Chemicals Codex
Juice HACCP Regulator Training
Food Canning Establishment Registration, Process Filing and Recordkeeping

Remarks by Dr. Elsa Murano FSIS Remembrance Ceremony for September 11th
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated September 13, 2002
Discussion of Draft Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the Safety of Antimicrobial New Animal
Evaluating the Safety of Antimicrobial Animal Drugs With Regard to Human Health
Evaluating the Safety of Antimicrobial Animal Drugs Draft Guidance
Homeland Security/Biosecurity Resources page
FSIS Notice 27-02 - FSIS Emergency Response Team
Pautas de Seguridad para los Procesadores de Alimentos
Assessing Acrylamide in the U.S. Food Supply; Public Meeting
Draft Guidance for Industry: Juice HACCP Hazards and Controls Guidance

Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated September 11, 2002
USDA To Host Listeria Meeting
Assessing Acrylamide in the U.S. Food Supply: Public Meeting: Draft Action Plan
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated September 10, 2002
OPPDE What's New Page: Updated September 10, 2002
Innovative Food Safety Grants to State and Local Agencies: A Showcase of the Outcomes
FSIS Constituent Update: September 6, 2002
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated September 3, 2002
September is Time for Food Safety Lessons

Food Safety Tools
Draft Guidance: Safety of Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Human Food: Repeat Dose Toxicity
Draft Guidance: Safety of Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Human Food: General Approach to Testing
Draft Guidance: Safety of Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Human Food: Developmental Toxicity Testing
FSIS Constituent Update: August 30, 2002
Public Meeting To Address The Control Of Foreign Material Contaminants In A HACCP Environment
Technical Conference on Foreign Material Contaminants, Prerequisite Programs, and Validation
Positive E. coli Test Results, Updated August 29, 2002
Letter to Stakeholders: Announcing CAERS, the CFSAN Adverse Event Reporting System
Enterobacter sakazakii from Dehydrated Powdered Infant Formula, Updated August 2002

ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.; Filing of Food Additive Petition
FSIS Employee Biosecurity Awareness Meeting
Thinking Globally - Working Locally: A Conference on Food Safety Education.
FSIS Constituent Update: August 23, 2002
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated August 23, 2002
FSIS News Photo Gallery
USDA Officials Focus On Food Safety For Nation's Children
FSIS Security Guidelines for Food Processors; Notice of Availability
Foodborne Illness Education Information Center
Prohibitions on the Reimportation of Imported Food Products That Have Been Refused

The Food Safety Educator
Thinking Globally - Working Locally: A Conference on Food Safety Education: Updated August 20, 2002
FSIS Constituent Update/Alert: Updated August 20, 2002
FSIS Meat and Poultry Inspection Seminar
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated August 16, 2002
Statement from FDA Deputy Commissioner Crawford Regarding Metabolife
Responding to a Food Recall - Live and Interactive Teleconference August 21
Thinking Globally - Working Locally: A Conference on Food Safety Education: Updated August 15, 2002
USDA Seeks Membership Nominations For National Advisory Committee On Meat And Poultry Inspection
Thinking Globally - Working Locally: A Conference on Food Safety Education: Updated Aug. 12

OPPDE What's New Page: Updated August 13, 2002
DRAFT FSIS Inspection-Related Issuances for Review
FSIS Actions Concerning Suppliers that may be Associated with Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 Positive Raw Ground Beef Product
September is National Food Safety Education Month!
21st Session of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables
New Procedures for Plants That Fail Salmonella Tests
Responding to a Food Recall - Teleconference, August 21
Imaging System to Find Contaminants on Food Surfaces
FSIS Constituent Update/Alert: August 9, 2002

OPPDE What's New Page: Updated August 12, 2002
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated August 5, 2002
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods; Nominations for Membership;
Membership Nomination Related Documents
Comment Request; Consumer Handling of Ready-to-Eat Foods
Forum ? Meet the Food Inspection Robots
Machine Vision Sees the Food Contaminants We Can¡¯t See
OPPDE What's New Page: Updated August 2, 2002
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods
FDA Food Labeling and Allergen Declaration; Public Workshop; Correction

U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated July 31, 2002
Irradiation of Meat and Poultry Products
Biosecurity/Homeland Security
Detection and Quantitation of Acrylamide in Foods
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated July 30, 2002
Integrating Accountability To Build A Safer Meat Supply
FSIS Constituent Update: July 26, 2002
OPPDE What's New Page: Updated July 26, 2002
ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN ESTABLISHMENTS SUBJECT TO SALMONELLA TESTING
Thinking Globally - Working Locally: A Conference on Food Safety Education: Updated July 24, 2002

September is National Food Safety Education Month!
Food Biotechnology Subcommittee of the Food Advisory Committee
Veneman Names Dr. Garry L. McKee As Administrator Of Food Safety And Inspection Service
Infant Formula Recall Regulations
Intralytix, Inc.; Filing of Food Additive Petition
Food Canning Establishment Registration, Process Filing and Recordkeeping
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated July 19, 2002
Press Conference with Secretary Veneman Regarding ConAgra Beef Company Recall
Isolation and Enumeration of Enterobacter sakazakii from Dehydrated Powdered Infant Formula
Speeches Page: Updated July 17, 2002

OPPDE What's New Page: Updated July 15, 2002
FSIS Notice 27-02 - FSIS Emergency Response Team
FSIS Constituent Update/Alert: Updated July 12, 2002
FSIS Announces Availability Of Biosecurity Guidelines In Spanish
El Servicio de Inocuidad e de los Alimentos anuncia la publicacion de las pautas de bioseguridad en castellano
OPPDE What's New Page: Updated July 9, 2002
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated July 10, 2002
Food Safety Officials Honored At Annual Awards Ceremony
FDA Approves New Non-Nutritive Sugar Substitute Neotame

Food Additives Permitted for Direct Addition to Food for Human Consumption; Neotame
Food Security in the United States
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated July 3, 2002
FDA Food Labeling and Allergen Declaration; Public Workshop - August 14-15 in Dallas, Texas
Food Labeling; Notification Procedures for Statements on Dietary Supplements
Consumer Surveys on Food and Dietary Supplement Labeling Issues
Cooperative Agreement to Support the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Workshops on Food Security and Recalls
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated July 1, 2002
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated June 28, 2002

FSIS Constituent Update/Alert: Updated July 1, 2002
DRAFT FSIS Inspection-Related Issuances for Review
Statement by deputy commissioner Dr. Lester M. Crawford on acrylamides in food
OPPDE What's New Page: Updated June 28, 2002
Notice of Request for New Information Collection Regarding Industry Practices
Consumer Practices, Concerns, and Awareness Specific to Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products
OPPDE What's New Page: Updated June 27, 2002
Cyanotech Corp., Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition
Biosecurity and Recall Workshops
Detection and Quantitation of Acrylamide in Foods

Dow Chemical Co.; Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition
Secondary Direct Food Additives for Human Consumption
FDA Increases Sampling of Imported Shrimp and Crayfish (Crawfish)
WAFDO/FDA Biosecurity and Recall Workshops
Program Priorities in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
USDA Offers Picnicking Tips for Summertime Food Safety
Food Advisory Committee Meeting; Cancellation
Labeling Requirements for Color Additives
Salmonella Discovery System Pilot Study
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated June 30, 2002

Channels of Trade Policy for Commodities With Vinclozolin Residues
OPPDE What's New Page: Updated June 11, 2002
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated June 11, 2002
International Standard-Setting Activities
New Food Chemicals Codex Monographs
An Overview of the HACCP-Based Inspection Models Project
Food Labeling; Guidelines for Voluntary Nutrition Labeling of Raw Fruits,
USDA Releases Data On Pilot Meat and Poultry Inspection Program
FDA Infant Formula Recall Regulations
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: June 4, 2002
OPPDE What's New Page: June 3, 2002
FSIS Constituent Update: May 31, 2002
National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection
National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection: Meeting Agenda
USDA Releases $43.5 Million To States For Agriculture Homeland Security Protections

Statement by Veneman Regarding Country of Origin Labeling Provisions in the New Farm Bill
OPPDE What's New Page: May 30, 2002
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: May 30, 2002

International Standard-Setting Activities
Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Food Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Food Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee

Meeting Agenda: National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection, June 5-6
OPPDE What's New Page: May 23, 2002
Pathogen Reduction Efforts: Statement by Dr. Elsa Murano,
USDA Offers Consumers Safe Food Handling and Fire Safety Tips as Cookout Season Begins
Guidance for Industry - Preparation of Food Contact Notifications: Administrative
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated May 20, 2002
Proposed Rules: Food Additives: Food Contact Substance Notification System
Guidance for Industry on Preparation of Food Contact Notifications
Food Additives: Food Contact Substance Notification System
Innovative Food Safety Projects; Availability of Grants
FSIS Workforce: Introduction of the Consumer Safety Officer
Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated May 20, 2002
Food Safety During the Summer BBQ Season
Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin
Nutrinova, Inc.; Filing of Food Additive Petition
Current Status of Chronic Wasting Disease
Bush Administration to Announce Major Food Nutrition and Food Safety Initiatives
New Animal Drugs for Use in Animal Feeds; Diclazuril

FSIS Dioxin Survey for Meat and Poultry
Quarterly Enforcement and Regulatory Report for April 1, 2001 through June 30, 2001
FSIS: Recent Speeches
Closing Remarks: Pathogen Reduction Symposium
Pathogen Reduction: A Scientific Dialogue
Remarks by Ann M. Veneman Before the Symposium on Pathogen Reduction
FSIS Security Guidelines For Food Processors (PDF version)
FSIS Security Guidelines For Food Processors

Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test Results. Updated May 10, 2002
Educational Conference in Irvine, CA on Emerging Regulatory Issues
Nominations For National Advisory Committee On Microbiological Criteria For Foods
Food Labeling; Definition of Sodium Levels for the Term "Healthy"
Avian Influenza
ERS: Food safety
Safe Foods Corp.; Filing of Food Additive Petition

USDA Honors Food Safety Pioneer
Comment Request; Food Canning Establishment Registration
Defining Risk from Meatborne Parasites
Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test Results
Assuring the Safety of Eggs and Menu and Deli Items Made from Raw, Shell Eggs
Poster: Key Temperatures for Egg Safety in Food Service Operations and Retail Stores
FSIS Adopts New Screening Method For Listeria monocytogenes
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Speeches Page: Updated May 1, 2002
Molds on Food: Are They Dangerous?
Biosecurity and the Food Supply
Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency

Exemption for Retail Store Operations
FSIS Constituent Update/Alert. Updated April 30, 2002
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page. Updated April 30, 2002
USDA Hotline Offers New Service For Spanish-Speaking Callers
La Linea de Informacion Sobre Carnes y Aves del Departamento de Agricultura
Public Meeting To Address Codex Committee On Fish And Fishery Products
FSIS Adopts New Screening Method For Listeria monocytogenes
Conducting Food Allergen Inspections

Veneman Announces Temporary Personnel Changes At Food Safety Agency
FSIS To Release Distribution Lists To State and Federal Agencies During Product Recalls
Remarks by Dr. Merle Pierson, National Food Policy Conference
Sharing Recall Distribution Lists With State and Other Federal Agencies
Biosecurity and the Food Supply
Recent Speeches: Updated April 25, 2002
Postponement of Public Informational Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance

U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page; Updated April 23, 2002
Iowa Salvage Firm Owners Sentenced For Selling Meat Not Intended For Human Consumption
Chicago Firm Sentenced In Federal Court For Violating Federal Food Safety Inspection Laws
California Meat Plant Owner Sentenced For Violating Federal Meat Inspection Laws
Foodborne Illnesses Post Dramatic Six-Year Decline
Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Foodborne Illnesses
Recent Speeches: Updated April 23, 2002
USDA Announces Additional Steps to Reduce Pathogens in Raw Ground Beef
Current Status of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)
USDA Announces Scientific Symposium on Pathogen Reduction
Notice of public meeting: Pathogen Reduction: A Scientific Dialogue
Proper Handling and Cooking Prevents Foodborne Illness
Progress Report on Salmonella Testing of Raw Meat and Poultry Products, 1998-2001
USDA Data Show a Reduction of Salmonella in Raw Meat and Poultry
Undersecretary Murano Announces Spanish Language Food Safety Conference In Puerto Rico
Subsecretaria Murano Anuncia Que Se Celebrara En Puerto Rico Una Conferencia En Espanol
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Task Force on Animal Feeding
Substances Affirmed as Generally Recognized as Safe: Menhaden Oil; Correction
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated April 16, 2002
FDA Issues Health Advisory on Puffer Fish From Florida
Substances Affirmed as Generally Recognized as Safe: Menhaden Oil
Dietary Supplement Firm Signs Consent Decree with FDA to Stop Selling Product

Compliance With Channels of Trade Provision for Foods With Vinclozolin Residues
Food Safety Research; Availability of Cooperative Agreements
Export Notice 2002-15: Export of Poultry Products to Russian Once the Ban Is Lifted
Health Professionals Letter on Enterobacter sakazakii Infections Associated With
Food Contact Notifications for Food Contact Substances: Toxicology Recommendations
Food Additive Petitions for Food Contact Substances: Chemistry Recommendations
Food Safety Research: Availability of Cooperative Agreements; Request for Applications
Cyanotech Corp.; Filing of Food Additive Petition
Guidance for Industry: Food Contact Substance Notification System; Availability
ARS Method Shows Promise for Decontaminating Groundwater
Recent Speeches
Oral Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Lincomycin Hydrochloride Soluble Powder
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated April 2, 2002
Statement by Veneman and Zoellick Regarding Russia¡¯s Lifting of Import Ban on U.S. Poultry
Puerto Rico Conference on Animal and Egg Production Food Safety
Secondary Direct Food Additives Permitted in Food for Human Consumption
OPPDE What's New Page
Notice of Meeting - Puerto Rico Conference on Animal and Egg Production Food Safety
Statement by DR. ELSA MURANO: HACCP-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP)

Codex Alimentarius Commission: 25th Session of the Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products
Codex Alimentarius Commission: 17th Session of the Codex Committee on General Principles
FDA Comment Request: Consumer Handling of Ready-to-Eat Foods
FDA Food Labeling and Allergen Declaration; Public Workshop
Microbiological Testing Programs for Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Meat and Poultry Products
Federal, State and Local Government Relations Staff
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page: Updated March 28, 2002
FSIS: Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test Results
Pennsylvania Retailer Enters Into Agreement With USDA To Remain In Business
Final Rule Extends Mandatory Inspection To Ratites And Squabs
FSIS Constituent Update: March 22, 2002
Food Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting for April 4, 2002
FDA Issues Consumer Advisory: Kava Products May be Associated with Severe Liver Injury
KAVA-CONTAINING DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH SEVERE LIVER INJURY
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page
Public Meeting To Address Codex Committee On General Principles
Use of Transglutaminase Enzyme and Pork Collagen as Binders in Certain Meat and Poultry Products
Congressional Testimony: Dr. Elsa Murano, March 14, 2002
Congressional Testimony: Margaret O'K. Glavin, March 14, 2002
All FSIS Laboratories Receive International Accreditation
USDA Continues Efforts To Strengthen Food Safety Systems
USDA Celebrates Nutrition Month with Food Safety Advice
Better Ways Studied to Sanitize Fruit and Vegetables
Public Meeting To Address Codex Committee On Food Labeling
Public Meeting Addresses Codex Committee On Milk And Milk Products
Codex Alimentarius Commission: 30th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling
ARS Scientists Devise New Test for E. coli O157 in Water
Microbiological Testing Programs for Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Meat and Poultry Products
Infant Formula Recall Regulations
Subscribe to FSIS Constituent Updates by Email
The Food Safety Educator
FDA Announces Foods Advisory Committee to Meet on Methyl Mercury in Seafood
Rationale for Issuance of Revised Advisory on Methyl Mercury and Fish Consumption
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page - Updated March 4, 2002
FSIS Constituent Update: March 1, 2002
Scientists Seek To Sanitize Fruits and Vegetables

Positive E. coli Test Results: Updated February 28, 2002
Implantation or Injectable Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Flunixin Meglumine Solution
U.S. Codex Office "What's New" Page
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
The Food Safety Educator
Labeling Requirements for Color Additives
USDA REPONSE TO GAO RECOMMENDATIONS ON BSE PREVENTION
Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman Regarding the GAO Report on BSE
Administration Continues to Strengthen BSE Protection Systems
Substances Affirmed as Generally Recognized as Safe: Menhaden Oil

Abbott Laboratories; Withdrawal of Food Additive Petition
FSIS Constituent Update: February 22, 2002
Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test Results
Labeling 101 Presentation
Florida Firm to Remain in Business Under Agreement With USDA
FSIS Eastern Field Service Laboratory Receives International Accreditation
Consumer Surveys on Food and Dietary Supplement Labeling Issues

Enrofloxacin for Poultry; Notice of Hearing
New Animal Drugs for Use in Animal Feeds; Tiamulin
Salmonella Performance Standard Update
U.S. Codex Office ¡°What¡¯s New?¡± Page
FSIS Constituent Update: February 15, 2002
New Animal Drugs for Use in Animal Feeds; Bacitracin Methylene Disalicylate and Zoalene
Food Security Guidance; Availability; Correction
OPPDE What's New Page
FSIS Video News Releases, January 2002

Valentine's Day: USDA Gives Advice on Sending Food Gifts to U.S. Military
FSIS Constituent Update: February 8, 2002
Ecolab, Inc.; Filing of Food Additive Petition
Dioxins: FDA Strategy for Monitoring, Method Development, and Reducing Human Exposure
FSIS Constituent Update: February 1, 2002
USDA News Release: Agriculture Budget Proposes Increases in Key Areas
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Task Force on Foods Derived From Biotechnology
CFSAN 2002 Program Priorities
CFSAN 2001 Program Priorities Report Card

Consumer Research and Focus Group Testing
Transcripts for the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection meeting
Food Safety Information For Consumers In Languages Other Than English
2001 FDA Food Code
PR/HACCP RULE EVALUATION REPORT Changes in Consumer Knowledge, Behavior,
Veneman Names Dr. Merle D. Pierson as Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety

Positive E. coli O157:H7 Test Results Calendar Year 2002
CODEX COMMITTEE ON FOOD ADDITIVES AND CONTAMINANTS
Codex Alimentarius Commission: 34th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives
Notice of Withdrawal of Proposed Rule Prominently Disclosed Product Name Qualifiers
Upcoming U.S. Public Codex Committee Meetings
First NAS Subcommittee Meeting on the Use of Scientific Criteria and Performance Standards
Report on Changes in Consumer Knowledge and Behavior Since Implementation of HACCP
Transcripts From the November NACMPI Public Meeting Available on the Internet
Compliance Policy GuideCompliance Policy Guidance for FDA Staff
Public Meeting To Address Codex Committee On Food Additives And Contaminants Agenda
Thinking Globally - Working Locally: A Conference on Food Safety Education
2nd National Conference for Food Safety Educators
FSIS Laboratory Receives International Accreditation
Key Facts: FSIS Laboratories
Key Facts: ISO Accreditation
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Fifth Session of the Codex Committee on Milk
Applied Epidemiology and Other Vital Public Health Tools to Inform Food Safety Actions
USDA Provides Translation of China's New GMO Regulations
GAO's Report on the HACCP-Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP)
FSIS Begins Series Of Public Meetings On Applied Epidemiology And Other Public Health Tools
Current Thinking On Measures...To Minimize...Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Agent
New Directions in Food Safety Policy
An Overview of the HACCP-Based Inspection Models Project
FSIS Publishes Current Thinking Paper On BSE Policy Measures
Codex Alimentarius Commission: 3rd Session, Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Current Thinking Paper
Revision of the Definition of the Term No Residue
FDA Food Labeling and Allergen Declaration; Public Workshop; Correction
USDA Proposes Measures to Strengthen Slaughter Inspection Pilot Program
National Advisory Committee On Microbiological Criteria For Foods To Hold Public Meeting
Teen Science Classes Serve Up Lessons in Food Safety
Protecting the Nation's Food Supply
Importers and Filers: Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance
Food Producers . . Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance

New Initiatives Staff, OPPDE
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods: Meetings
FSIS Constituent Update: January 4, 2002
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
Food Security Guidance; Availability.
National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods
Owners Of Texas Firm Sentenced For Selling Adulterated Meat Products
Public Meeting To Address Codex Committee On Food Import And Port Inspection And Certification
Codex Alimentarius: 10th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export
Letter to Health Care Professionals about FDA Seeking Information on Liver Injury and Kava Products
Effects of Antimicrobial Drug Residues From Food of Animal Origin on the Human Intestinal Flora
Cooperative Agreement Between the United States . . and United Mexican States Regarding Safety of Food
Draft Guidance for Industry: Exemptions from the Warning Label Requirement for ice-Recommendations for Effectively Achieving a 5-Log Reduction