Food Safety Advisory Committee



To advise the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine (CPHRVM) on food safety and security issues; to prepare policy recommendations for the CPHRVM and the Executive Board on the subject of food safety; and to study management and practitioner measures to enhance food safety at production levels, including microbiological, chemical, and physical hazard reduction.


The 2 members of the Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine are selected by the Chair of the CPHRVM. Each of the other organizations represented nominates a representative to serve a 3-year term—the AVMA Executive Board considers and confirms the nominees. Representatives may serve a maximum of 2 three-year terms.

The committee is composed of members representing the following: CPHRVM (2 members), American Association of Avian Pathologists, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Food Hygiene Veterinarians, American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine.

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