Food Safety Advisory Committee - Entity Description

The Food Safety Advisory Committee advises the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine (CPHRVM) and the Executive Board on food protection (food safety, food defense, and food security) issues.

 

  1. To serve as the lead AVMA body on food safety issues and antimicrobial resistance issues relating to food safety, programs, and proposed priorities.
  2. To assemble information, confer with experts and prepare policy recommendations for the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine and the Executive Board on the subject of food safety.
  3. Study management and practitioner measures to enhance food safety at production levels, including microbiological, chemical, and physical hazard reduction, for the purpose of:
    1. Advising on the role of food animal practitioners in quality assurance programs, in verifying compliance with quality assurance programs, and in certification of good production practices;
    2. Advising on approaches to continuing education and implementation of food safety measures in production environments;
    3. Advising on priorities of research needed to enhance food safety.

Membership, Method of Appointment, and Representation

The two members of the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine are selected by the CPHRVM.

Each of the other organizations represented will nominate a primary and alternate representative to serve a three-year term. The alternate representative will serve when the primary representative is unable to attend a meeting. The AVMA Executive Board will consider and confirm the nominees, but it may reject a nominee for cause and request the nominating organization to nominate another member. Representatives may serve a maximum of two three-year terms.

Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine - two members
American Association of Avian Pathologists
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
American Association of Extension Veterinarians
American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians
American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Aquatic Food Animal Veterinarian

Chair

The Food Safety Advisory Committee elects its chair and vice-chair from among its membership.

Meetings

The Food Safety Advisory Committee is authorized to meet up to two times per year in Schaumburg.

Funding

Travel expenses are authorized in accordance with the AVMA Travel Policy.

Reports

The Committee advises and submits reports to the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine, and the Executive Board.

Life Expectancy

The Committee will be reviewed in compliance with AVMA governance policies.

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