The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on two draft risk assessments.

One risk assessment is a quantitative risk assessment of Salmonella in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products. The second is a quantitative risk assessment of Clostridium perfringens in both RTE and heat-treated, but not RTE, products. FSIS prepared both assessments to provide scientific information in support of proposed rulemaking.

The draft risk assessments and a tentative agenda for the meeting will be available prior to the meeting.