August 13-14, 2009: Risk Communication Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement
|August 13, 2009|
August 14, 2009
|8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
National Transportation Safety Board
429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
On August 13 and 14, 2009, the Committee will discuss FDA's external research on, and internal assessment of, communications about food safety problems. This discussion will address research on consumer knowledge of food recalls and plans for how to monitor communication effectiveness during the course of a recall. The purpose of the discussion is to advise FDA on developing more effective communication strategies. Also on August 14, 2009, the RCAC will be briefed on the work of the FDA Transparency Task Force.
Public Participation Information
Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee.
- Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before August 7, 2009.
- Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on August 13th and 10:30 to 11:30am on August 14th. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and should submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before August 6, 2009.
Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by August 7, 2009.
- Lee L. Zwanziger, Designated Federal Official
5600 Fishers Lane, Rm 14-90, HFP-1
Rockville, MD 20857
- Phone 301-827-2895
- FAX: 301-827-4050
- FDA Advisory Committee Information Line
(301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC, area)
Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.
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Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).