The Federal Register Notice (FR-74-211-56843-110309) on the forthcoming FDA / FSIS meeting has been posted below. There is a good deal of useful background information in the notice so it is well worth reading. We note that the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (when passed) will have a specific traceability mandate. Of course, the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 is also relevant in that it established the basic one-up one-down system in place since 2005. The HHS Inspector General Report earlier this year demonstrates how poorly traceability information has been disseminated around the industry. You will find the HS IG Report on this weblog.