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Welcome - 2006 AFSS Public Meeting

Welcome
AFSS Public Meeting

Comments by Stephen F. Sundlof, D.V.M., Ph.D.
For the Animal Feed Safety System Public Meeting
September 12, 2006
Rockville, Maryland

AFSS 2006 Public Meeting - Welcome - Slide 1

Slide 2

Importance of Feed Safety

  • Feed safety is CVM core regulatory function
    - concentrated under Animal Feed Safety System
    - new title, not new function 
AFSS 2006 Public Meeting - Welcome - Slide 2

Slide 3

Industry, Government Roles

  • Industry responsible for producing safe feed
  • FDA, States provide rules, guidance, oversight
    - take enforcement action when necessary 
AFSS 2006 Public Meeting - Welcome - Slide 3

Slide 4

Public Participation

  • Stakeholder participation essential
  • Previous public meetings
    - 2003 (in nearby Virginia), launched modernization initiative
    - 2005 (Omaha, NE), laid out draft framework, risk-based approach

 

AFSS 2006 Public Meeting - Welcome - Slide 4

Slide 5

Today’s Meeting

  • Present information on health consequence scoring
  • Hear your comments
  • We will continue open dialog
    - future meeting/meetings anticipated
AFSS 2006 Public Meeting - Welcome - Slide 5

Slide 6

Thank You 

For coming to help develop AFSS

Check the CVM Website for the most current AFSS information
 

AFSS 2006 Public Meeting - Welcome - Slide 6