USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is soliciting nominations for membership on the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). The full committee consists of not more than 20 members, and each person selected is expected to serve a two-year term. The NACMPI provides advice and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on meat and poultry inspection programs.

Nominations for membership are being sought from representatives from industry, academia, state and local governments, public health organizations, consumers, and consumer organizations. The NACMPI is seeking members with knowledge and interest in meat and poultry safety and other FSIS responsibilities, FSIS said.  FSIS also said that federally registered lobbyists cannot be considered for USDA advisory committee membership, and members can only serve on one advisory committee at a time. All nominees will undergo a USDA background check.  The Federal Register notice is available here.