U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced reestablishment of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) charter. Committee members have been appointed to the committee for the 2010-12 period to advise the department on issues of food safety.


The committee, established in 1971, advises the secretary on matters affecting federal and state inspection program activities regarding food safety. It also contributes to the USDA's regulatory policy development, sending recommendations for consideration and review through the department’s undersecretary for food safety.