Curtis Appointed to USDA Food Safety Advisory Committee

— Written By Rhea Hebert

Pat Curtis at NC State

by Kristin Sargent (CALS)

The USDA has appointed NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Patricia Curtis to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI).

“Dr. Curtis’s selection is a tremendous honor for her, the Prestage Department of Poultry Science and NC State University,” said CALS Dean Richard Linton. “This advisory committee is made up of academic and industry experts, the ‘best of the best’ across the nation, to tackle the big challenges impacting our meat and poultry industry. We are proud of Dr. Curtis and her work to support the largest segment of the state’s largest industry – animal agriculture.”

NACMPI was established in 1971 by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) The committee advises on food safety concerns and inspection program activities, including food safety policies that will contribute to the USDA’s regulatory policy development.

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