Food and Drug Administration

Food Advisory Committee

July 23, 2002

Briefing Information

FDA Methylmercury Advisory

Revised FDA Consumer Advisory, "An Important Message for Pregnant Women and Women of Childbearing Age Who May Become Pregnant About the Risks of Mercury in Fish  pdf

FDA Office of Seafood, "Mercury Levels in Seafood Species  pdf

FDA Consumer Advisory: "An Important Message for Pregnant Women and Women of Childbearing Age Who May Become Pregnant About the Risks of Mercury in Fish," with a letter from Joseph Levitt, FDA  pdf

FDA "Rationale for Issuance of Revised Advisory on Methylmercury and Fish Consumption  pdf

FDA Talk Paper: "FDA Announces Advisory on Methylmercury in Fish  pdf

Education Plan on Methylmercury Advisory  pdf

FDA Consumer Article: "Mercury in Fish: Cause for Concern?"  pdf

FDA Consumer Article Excerpt: "Is Mercury in Fish a Safety Concern?"  pdf

Office of the Commissioner Meeting Executive Summary  pdf

Focus Group Testing

Focus Group Testing Report to Interagency Working Group on Mercury Communications  pdf

Focus Group Testing Information  pdf

NAS, Other Methylmercury Studies and Data

Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury  htm  pdf

WHO Food Additives Series: 44, Safety Evaluation of Certain Food Additives and Contaminants, "Methylmercury," 2002  pdf

55th Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives  pdf

Methylmercury, Study Report to Congress, EPA  pdf

ATSDR Key Communications Points  pdf

ATSDR Q's and A's Supplement to Key Communication Points pdf

"Uncooked Fish Consumption Estimates, U.S. Population - Mean Consumption by Species Within Habitat"  pdf

Florida Methylmercury Analyses of Retail Fish Samples  pdf

Stakeholders Meetings

Planned Meetings on Methylmercury, Draft List  pdf

FDA Questions on Methylmercury  pdf

CFSAN Memorandum of Meeting with Fish Industry on Methylmercury  pdf

Letter Concerning Issues Related to Methylmercury  pdf

"Dear Colleague" Letter of Invitation to Meetings on Consumer Exposure to Methylmercury in Commercial Fish  pdf

U.S. Tuna Foundation's Letter Regarding the Issuance of a New Consumer Guidance on Methylmercury in Fish  pdf

U.S. Foundation's Report on "Estimated Usual Intake of Fish and Mercury From Fish by U.S. Women Age 15-44, November 1, 2000  pdf

U.S. Foundation's Report on "Estimated Usual Intake of Fish and Mercury From Fish by U.S. Women Age 15-44, November 9, 2000  pdf

Letter Concerning Guidelines on Methylmercury in Fish, John Cady, Nat'l Food Processors Assoc., et. al.  pdf

Memorandum of Meeting With National Fisheries Institute on Methylmercury  pdf

Overheads From National Academy of Sciences Presentation on Methylmercury  pdf

Letter Requesting Clarification on Issues Relating to Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury Report  pdf

Letter of Clarification Regarding Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury Report  pdf

FDA Notes From Meeting With American Academy of Pediatrics  pdf

Response to FDA "Questions on Methylmercury in Fish"  pdf

FDA Memorandum of Meeting with Fish Industry on Methylmercury  pdf

"Review of Mercury in Seafood" Report by the U.S. Tuna Industry  pdf

Re-evaluation of the NRC Methylmercury Committee Estimates of 'Over 60,000 Newborns...at Risk' Annually From Fish Consumption  pdf

Overheads of November 6, 2000, "Re-evaluation of the NRC Methylmercury Committee Estimate", Murray and Assoc.  pdf

Harvard School of Public Health's Letter Regarding Methylmercury Concerns  pdf

FDA Memorandum of Meeting with Consumer Groups on Methylmercury  pdf

Consumer and Women's Health Groups' Agenda for Meeting with FDA  pdf

Letter Regarding Setting a Regulatory Limit for Methylmercury in Seafood, Ctr. for Science in the Public Interest  pdf

Letter Regarding Methylmercury Issues, Mercury Policy Project  pdf

Correspondence Regarding Methylmercury and State Health Counterparts  pdf

Letter Proposing FDA Actions on Methylmercury, Michael Gochfeld, U. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey  pdf

Letter of Response to Michael Gochfeld, U. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey  pdf

Letter Regarding Consumer Guidance on Methylmercury, Nat'l Ctr. for Policy Research for Women and Families  pdf

Letter of Thanks to Diana Zuckerman & Patricia Lieberman, Nat'l Ctr. for Policy Research for Women and Families, for Participation in 11/8/2000 meeting on Methylmercury in Fish  pdf

Letter Reiterating Suggested FDA Actions on Methylmercury, Ctr. for Science in the Public Interest  pdf

Letter of Thanks to Caroline DeWaal, Ctr. for Science in the Public Interest, for Participation in November 8, 2000 meeting on Methylmercury pdf

Letter From American Public Health Assoc. Addressing FDA's Six Questions on Methylmercury  pdf

Letter of Thanks for Participation in November 8, 2000 meeting on Methylmercury  pdf

Letter Regarding the FDA's Seafood Consumption Advisory from the Mercury Policy Project   pdf

Note of FDA Meeting on Methylmercury with Seychelles  Study Investigator, November 9, 2000

Note of FDA Meeting With EPA on Methylmercury, November 20, 2000  pdf

EPA "Response to Nat'l. Food Processors Association Analysis of 'At-Risk' Children from Mercury  pdf

FDA Memorandum of Meeting with U.S. Tuna Foundation's David Burney on Methylmercury  pdf

Letter From U.S. Tuna Foundation, December 8, 2000  pdf

FDA Memorandum of Conference Call on Methylmercury With Canadian Health Agencies  pdf

FDA Notes of Conference Call With 10 States on Methylmercury  pdf

Correspondence Regarding State Health Organizations Interested in Methylmercury, Michael Bender, Mercury Policy Project  pdf

Review of Mercury in the Environment, S. Carolina Depart. of Natural Resources  pdf

E-mail Response to publication of Methylmercury Fish Advisory From NRC Committee Chair Robert Goyer  pdf

E-mail regarding FDA's Consumer Advisory on Methylmercury in Commercial Fish, Heinz Wilms, New Jersey Mercury Task Force  pdf

E-mail, "The Australia New Zealand Food Authority Issues Advisory Statement on Mercury in Fish for Pregnant Women," Marilyn Veek  pdf

Letter Requesting Meeting to Discuss the FDa's Revised Advisory on Methylmercury in Fish, Nat'l Fisheries Institute  pdf

2001 Appropriations Conference Report  pdf

Congressional Correspondence

Letter of Inquiry Regarding the Risk Posed to Consumers by Mercury-Contaminated Foods, Oct. 7, 1999, Sen. Patrick Leahy & Sen. Thomas  Harkin  pdf

Letter of Response to Oct. 7, 1999, Inquiry Regarding the Risk Posed to Consumers by Mercury-Contaminated Foods, Feb. 15, 2000, Melinda Plaisier, FDA  pdf

Letter Regarding Human Methylmercury Exposure, Aug. 15, 2000, Sen. Patrick Leahy & Sen. Thomas  Harkin  pdf

Letter Regarding the Revision of the Consumer Advisory on Methylmercury in Commercial Seafood, Jan. 11, 2001, Sen. Patrick Leahy & Sen. Thomas  Harkin  pdf

Letters Responding to Aug. 15, 2002 and Jan 11, 2001 letter From Sen. Patrick Leahy & Sen. Thomas  Harkin Regarding Methylmercury, Feb. 7, 2001  pdf

Letter Regarding the Presence of Mercury in Fish,  Sept. 27, 2000, Sen. Diane Feinstein  pdf

Letter Responding to Constituent Inquiry Regarding Methylmercury in Seafood, Dec. 21, 2000, Diane Plaisier, FDA  pdf

Letter Regarding the Revision of the Consumer Advisory on Methylmercury in Commercial Seafood, Sen. Trent Lott and et.al.  pdf

Responses to Nov. 30, 2000, Letter From sen. Lott, et. al., Jan. 31, 2000, Melinda Plaisier, FDA  pdf

Letter Regarding Re-Assessment of Consumer Guidance for Methylmercury in Fish, Sen. John Breaux and et. al., Sept. 15, 2000  pdf

Letters of Response to Sept. 15, 2000 Letter From Sen. Breaux et al, Jan. 31, 2001, Melinda Plaisier, FDA  pdf

Letter Regarding Re-Assessment of Consumer Guidance for Methylmercury in Fish, Sept. 18, 2000, Sen. Patty Murray  pdf

Response to Sept. 18, 2000 and Nov. 30, 2000, Letters  pdf

Letter Regarding Re-Assessment of Consumer Guidance for Methylmercury in Fish, Dec. 7, 2000, Rep. William Coyne  pdf

Response to Dec. 7, 2000, letter From Rep. William Coyne, Melinda Plaisier, FDA, Jan. 31, 2001  pdf

Letter Regarding Re-Assessment of Consumer Guidance for Methylmercury in Fish, Dec. 19, 2000, Sen. George Voinovich  pdf

Response to Dec. 19, 2000 letter From Sen. George Voinovich, Jan 31,, 2001  pdf

Related Documents Since February 2001

Letter Containing Comments and Questions on Methylmercury Advisory to Betsy Southerland, EPA,  Feb. 7, 2001, N. Carolina Depart. of Health and Human Services  pdf

Response to Feb. 7, 2001, Letter From N. Carolina, April 6, 2001,  Joseph Levitt, FDA  pdf

Letter to Janice Adair, Alaska Div. of Environmental Health, Containing Proposed Revision to FDA's Methylmercury Advisory,March 2, 2001, Joseph Levitt, FDA  pdf

Letter to Joseph Levitt Concurring With Proposed Revision to FDA's Methylmercury Advisory, March 6, 2001, Janice Adair, Alaska Div. of Environmental Health  pdf