FDA, Federal Partners to Hold Public Meeting on Progress toward Attribution of Foodborne Illness

Constituent Update

January 30, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 to update stakeholders on the Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration’s (IFSAC) work to improve foodborne illness source attribution. Specifically, IFSAC will provide updates on work to develop harmonized foodborne illness source attribution estimates, as well as other analyses IFSAC has undertaken since its formation in 2011. This work can inform food safety strategies. FSIS, FDA, and CDC are also interested in input from stakeholders regarding plans for future IFSAC endeavors.

The meeting will be held at the Jefferson Auditorium in the South Building, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 14th & Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST. For those unable to attend in person, a live webcast of the meeting will be available.

There is no fee to register for the public meeting, but pre-registration is mandatory for participants attending both in-person and via webcast. In-person attendees must check-in onsite the day of the meeting and non-USDA employees must enter through the Wing 4 entrance on Independence Avenue and show a photo ID to enter the building. Only pre-registered attendees will be permitted to enter the building. Attendees are encouraged to register on-line. You may also contact the person listed below to register:

Courtney Treece
Planning Professionals Ltd.
1210 W. McDermott St., Suite 111
Allen, TX 75013
469-854-6992 (fax) 

For general questions about the meeting, to request an opportunity to make oral public comments; or for special accommodations due to a disability, please contact:

Juanita Yates
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-009)
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Pkwy
College Park, MD 20740

Registration and Additional Information:

Please note the following important dates:

  • February 9, 2015: Closing date for request to make oral comment
  • February 9, 2015: Closing date to request special accommodations due to a disability
  • February 17, 2015: Closing date for registration
  • April 30, 2015: Closing date to submit comments to Docket Clerk

Prior to the meeting: Meeting materials will be available on the IFSAC webpage and FSIS website


The comment period begins January 28, 2015.

To submit comments electronically to the docket, visit and enter Docket ID FSIS_2015_0001-0001 in the search box.

To submit comments to the docket by mail, use the following address. Be sure to include Docket ID FSIS_2015_0001-0001 on each page of your written comments.

Docket Clerk, USDA/FSIS Docket Room
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Patriots Plaza III
Mailstop 3782
Room 8–163A
Washington, DC 20250–3700

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