Quantitative Risk Assessment on the Public Health Impact of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Raw Oysters; Notice of Public Meeting, 41772 [05-14294]

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[FR Doc. 05–14193 Filed 7–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. 1999N–1075] (formerly 99N– 1075) Quantitative Risk Assessment on the Public Health Impact of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Raw Oysters; Notice of Public Meeting AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, Registration and Requests for Oral Presentation: Send registration information (including name, title, firm name, address, telephone, and fax number), and written materials to the contact person by August 10, 2005. Interested persons may present data, information, or views orally or in writing, on the issue. If you desire to make a formal oral presentation, you should notify the contact person before August 10, 2005, and be prepared to give a brief description of the general nature of the information you wish to present. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Melissa Ellwanger at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. Transcripts: Transcripts of the meeting may be requested in writing from the Freedom of Information Office (HFI–35), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 12A–16, Rockville, MD 20857, approximately 15 working days after the meeting at a cost of 10 cents per page. Dated: July 8, 2005. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 05–14294 Filed 7–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S HHS. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public meeting to present the ‘‘Quantitative Risk Assessment on the Public Health Impact of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Raw Oysters.’’ This public meeting is intended to provide clarification about the results of the risk assessment and information on how the risk assessment may be utilized. Stakeholders will have an opportunity to ask questions about the risk assessment. Questions may also be submitted in advance of the public meeting (see Contact section of this document). Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing the availability of the risk assessment that is being presented at this public meeting. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on August 13, 2005, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Location: The meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel Marriot Resort, One Grand Blvd., Point Clear, AL 36564. Contact: Melissa Ellwanger, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–417), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301– 436–1401, FAX: 301–436–2599, e-mail: mellwang@cfsan.fda.gov. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:24 Jul 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. 1999N–1075] (formerly 99N– 1075) Quantitative Risk Assessment on the Public Health Impact of Pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Raw Oysters; Risk Assessment; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a risk assessment entitled ‘‘Quantitative Risk Assessment on the Public Health Impact of Pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Raw Oysters.’’ The quantitative risk assessment will help the agency evaluate risk mitigation strategies and develop effective guidance for the industry. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing a public meeting to provide clarification about the results of the risk assessment and information about how the risk assessment may be utilized. ADDRESSES: Submit written requests for single copies of the risk assessment PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 document and CD–ROM of the model to Sherri Dennis, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Send one selfaddressed label to assist that office in processing your request. You also may request a copy of the risk assessment document and model by fayour name and mailing address with the name of the document you are requesting to the CFSAN Outreach and Information Center at 1–877–366–3322. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access to this document. A copy of the risk assessment document may be reviewed at the Division of Dockets Management (HFA– 305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherri B. Dennis, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–006), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301–436–1903. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In the Federal Register of January 19, 2001 (66 FR 5517), FDA announced the availability of a draft risk assessment on the relationship between Vibrio parahaemolyticus in raw molluscan shellfish, specifically raw oysters, and human health. A public meeting was held on March 20, 2001 (66 FR 13544, March 6, 2001), to receive comments on the technical aspects of the draft risk assessment. Interested persons were given until March 20, 2001, with extensions to May 21, 2001 (66 FR 13546, March 6, 2001), and to July 18, 2001 (66 FR 33101, June 20, 2001), to comment on the draft risk assessment. Nine letters, containing one or more comments, were received in response to the draft risk assessment. The risk assessment has been revised in response to the public comments, newly available data, and updated modeling techniques. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing a public meeting to provide clarification about the results of the risk assessment and information about how the risk assessment may be utilized. II. Risk Assessment The purpose of the quantitative risk assessment is to examine systematically available scientific data and information to estimate the risk of illness associated with consumption of raw oysters that contain pathogenic V. parahaemolyticus. This examination of the current science and the models E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 41772]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14294]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

[Docket No. 1999N-1075] (formerly 99N-1075)


Quantitative Risk Assessment on the Public Health Impact of 
Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Raw Oysters; Notice of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public 
meeting to present the ``Quantitative Risk Assessment on the Public 
Health Impact of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Raw Oysters.'' This public 
meeting is intended to provide clarification about the results of the 
risk assessment and information on how the risk assessment may be 
utilized. Stakeholders will have an opportunity to ask questions about 
the risk assessment. Questions may also be submitted in advance of the 
public meeting (see Contact section of this document). Elsewhere in 
this issue of the Federal Register, FDA is announcing the availability 
of the risk assessment that is being presented at this public meeting.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on August 13, 2005, from 12 
noon to 3 p.m.
    Location: The meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel Marriot 
Resort, One Grand Blvd., Point Clear, AL 36564.
    Contact: Melissa Ellwanger, Center for Food Safety and Applied 
Nutrition (HFS-417), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch 
Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301-436-1401, FAX: 301-436-2599, e-mail: 
mellwang@cfsan.fda.gov.
    Registration and Requests for Oral Presentation: Send registration 
information (including name, title, firm name, address, telephone, and 
fax number), and written materials to the contact person by August 10, 
2005. Interested persons may present data, information, or views orally 
or in writing, on the issue. If you desire to make a formal oral 
presentation, you should notify the contact person before August 10, 
2005, and be prepared to give a brief description of the general nature 
of the information you wish to present. Time allotted for each 
presentation may be limited.
    If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please 
contact Melissa Ellwanger at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
    Transcripts: Transcripts of the meeting may be requested in writing 
from the Freedom of Information Office (HFI-35), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 12A-16, Rockville, MD 20857, 
approximately 15 working days after the meeting at a cost of 10 cents 
per page.

    Dated: July 8, 2005.
Jeffrey Shuren,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 05-14294 Filed 7-18-05; 8:45 am]
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