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Technical Committee Meeting Agenda – March 12, 2011

8:00-12:00 PM

1. Call to Order/Introductions – Don Sullins, ADM Milling Company
  • Review of Antitrust guidelines – Robert Myers, Morris, Manning & Martin
  • Approval of Minutes – Jim Bair
2. Fumigants – Jim Bair
  • Methyl bromide CUE, sulfuryl fluoride tolerances and next steps
3. Research – status of projects
  • Wheat – NC-FAR, scab initiative – Don Mennel, Mennel Milling Company
  • Oats – NA CORE research – Bruce Roskens, PepsiCo/Quaker Oats
4. Mycotoxins
  • DON research paper – Jim Bair
  • Regulatory activity in Canada – Jim Bair
5. Biotechnology – Jim Bair
  • Biotechnology papers on NAMA website – Jim Bair
  • Preparation for planting of Enogen high amylase corn – Bruce Roskens
  • Wheat Summit – Jim Bair
6. Food Safety  – Sherri Lehman
  • Review of NAMA actions on food safety bill — FDA counsel conference call, Division presentation on supply chain issues –are additional workshops needed?
  • AACC supply chain survey – Bob Sombke, North Dakota Mill & Elevator
  • September meeting identified priority food safety issues for the committee as:
    • Proliferation of FDA inspections
    • Surveillance vs. enforcement
    • Statistical sampling
    • Uneven application of rules across geographies
  • Any changes?
7. Creation of NAMA Nutrition and Biotechnology Committees – Mary Waters
8. Information items – discussion if needed
  • Combustible dust
  • Respirable dust
  • DHS chemical regulation
  • FGIS grain standards
9. Other Business
10. Adjournment
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