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Peer Review Plan: External Peer Review (Letter) of Risk Profile on Pathogens in Raw Milk Cheese

Title of the Review:
External Peer Review (Letter) of Risk Profile on Pathogens in Raw Milk Cheese

Tentative Assessment:
Influential Scientific Information
    
Agency Contact:
Karin Hoelzer

Office or Center: 
CFSAN

Subject of the Review:
The risk profile analyzes the public health risks associated with the consumption of cheese made from raw milk.

Purpose of the Review: 
Evaluate the risk profile for technical content; the draft RP will be issued for public comment before it will be finalized to assure technical accuracy. 

Type of Review: 
Individual Reviews (Letter Review)
 
Timing of Review:
December 1st 2013

Number of Reviewers:
4 to 10

Primary Disciplines/Types of Expertise of Reviewers:
Microbiology; Virology;  Parasitology; Food Science (with proven expertise in cheese manufacturing); Veterinary Medicine (with specialized expertise in bovine and small ruminant medicine); Epidemiology & public health; Risk assessment

Reviewers Selected by:
Designated Outside Organization

Public Nominations Requested for Review Panel:
No

Opportunities for the Public to Comment: Yes
       
If yes, briefly state how and when will these opportunities be provided: 
The draft RP will be issued for public comment before it will be finalized.

Peer Reviewers Provided with Public Comments:
No