Committee on Foreign Animal Diseases re-established

by Editor
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Secretary of Agriculture has announced intent to re-establish the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases.

Determining that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest it will be active for a further two-year period.

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.