Sec of Ag to Reestablish Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases

US - The Secretary of Agriculture has announced intent to reestablish the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases for a two-year period, determining that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest.
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This notice of intent was posted in the Federal Register August 13.

The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture regarding program operations and measures to suppress, control, or eradicate an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, or other destructive foreign animal or poultry diseases, in the event these diseases should enter the United States. The Committee also advises the Secretary of Agriculture of means to prevent these diseases.

For more information, contact Dr. Bethany O'Brien, Acting Director of Outreach and Liaisons, Emergency Management and Diagnostics, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 41, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-8073.

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