Meetings: Technology to improve food safety; detection and reduction of pathogens,


[Federal Register: July 21, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 139)]


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Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 98-031E]

Extension of Time Period To Submit Abstracts of Scientific Papers

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Extension of Time Period to Submit Abstracts of Scientific Papers.

SUMMARY: In the Federal Register notice dated July 7, 1998, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced it was soliciting abstracts of scientific papers for a conference on Technology to Improve Food Safety'' to be held on July 28, 1998, in Washington, DC. The notice said that the abstracts must be received no later than COB July 8, 1998. FSIS would like to extend the date for submission of abstracts through July 17, 1998.

DATES: The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 28, 1998. Abstracts of scientific papers must be received no later than COB July 17, 1998; the final papers no later than COB July 20, 1998. Based on the number of requests for space received by July 17, 1998, FSIS will determine whether it will be able to make exhibition space available. The conference will be held in two sessions: Technologies for Reducing Pathogens and Technologies for Detecting Pathogens. Please specify for which session the paper is intended.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Federal Hall Ballroom of the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC. Two copies of the abstracts and final papers should be sent to Ms. Mary Harris, Room 6904, Franklin Court Building, 1099 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20250-3700.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William J. Hudnall, Assistant Deputy Administrator, Office of Policy, Program Development, and Evaluation; telephone (202) 205-0495 or FAX (202) 401-1760.

Done in Washington, DC, on July 14, 1998. Thomas J. Billy, Administrator.

[FR Doc. 98-19323Filed7-20-98; 8:45 am]