Codex Alimentarius Commission: Thirty-Seventh Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants, 4087-4089 [05-1612]

Download as PDF 4087 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 18 / Friday, January 28, 2005 / Notices of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Alberta Frost, Director, Office of Analysis, Nutrition, and Evaluation, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1014, Alexandria, VA 22302. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection. All comments will also become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection forms should be directed to Alberta Frost at (703) 305–2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Feasibility of Computer Matching in the National School Lunch Program. OMB Number: Not yet assigned. Expiration Date: Not applicable. Type of Request: New collection of information. Abstract: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is seeking to improve the process by which SFAs determine and verify the children eligible for free and reduced-price school meals. Recent studies suggest that a significant number of ineligible children are being approved for free and reduced-price meals. Congress expressed concern about these issues in the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–265) (the Act). Section 105(a) requires USDA to conduct a study on the feasibility of using computer technology to reduce errors, waste, fraud, and abuse in the NSLP. The study will collect and analyze data through mail surveys of all states and in-depth telephone interviews with six selected States to: Assess current and planned use of computer matching for NSLP certification and application verification; identify benefits, challenges, and barriers to computer matching; collect information on statewide student information systems and education matches with Medicaid and wage data; and identify the types of information maintained by the Medicaid program that could be useful for NSLP certification and verification. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for the survey of State CN Program directors is estimated at 40 minutes for the mail survey. The public reporting burden for the survey of State Education Agency (SEA) liaisons to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is estimated to be 15 minutes for the mail survey. The public reporting burden for the survey of State Medicaid Respondents Directors is estimated to be 30 minutes for the mail survey. For the in-depth telephone interviews, the burden estimates per respondent in each of the six States are: State CN officials, 60 minutes; State Student Information Systems administrators, 60 minutes; State Food Stamp Program (FSP) agency officials, 60 minutes; State Medicaid agency officials, 60 minutes; State Wage Information Collection Agency (SWICA) officials, 60 minutes; and SFA administrators, 60 minutes. Respondents: Respondents for the mail survey are State CN Directors, SEA NCES liaisons, and State Medicaid Directors. Respondents for the in-depth telephone interviews include: State CN officials; State Student Information Systems administrators; State FSP agency officials; State Medicaid agency officials, SWICA officials, and SFA administrators. Estimated Number of Respondents: Mail surveys will be conducted with 51 State CN Program Directors, 51 SEA NCES liaisons, and 51 State Medicaid Directors. In-depth telephone interviews will be conducted with: 12 State CN agency officials; 12 State Student Information Systems administrators; 12 State FSP agency officials; 12 State Medicaid agency officials; 12 SWICA officials; and 12 SFA administrators. Number of Responses per Respondent: One response per respondent per data collection effort. Estimated Time per Response: Number Minutes Total minutes State CN Directors: Mail Survey ........................................................................................... SEA NCES Liaisons: Mail Survey ......................................................................................... State Medicaid Directors: Mail Survey .................................................................................. State CN Officials: Telephone Interview ............................................................................... State Student Information System Administrators: Telephone Interview .............................. State FSP Officials: Telephone Interview .............................................................................. State Medicaid Officials: Telephone Interview ...................................................................... SWICA Officials: Telephone Interview .................................................................................. SFA Administrators: Telephone Interview ............................................................................. 51 51 51 12 12 12 12 12 12 40 15 30 60 60 60 60 60 60 2,040 765 1,530 720 720 720 720 720 720 Total Respondent Burden .............................................................................................. .......................... .......................... 8,655 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 144 hours. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Dated: January 21, 2005. Roberto Salazar, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–1616 Filed 1–27–05; 8:45 am] Food Safety and Inspection Service BILLING CODE 3410–30–P [Docket No. 04–045N] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Thirty-Seventh Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:43 Jan 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of public meeting, request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Health and Human Services, are sponsoring a public meeting on March 9, 2005, to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items that will be discussed at the E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4088 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 18 / Friday, January 28, 2005 / Notices Thirty-seventh Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (CCFAC), which will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, on April 25–29, 2005. The Under Secretary and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the agenda items that will be discussed at this forthcoming session of the CCFAC. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 2005, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the Auditorium (Room 1A–003), Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, Maryland. Documents related to the 37th Session of the CCFAC will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail, including floppy disks or CD– ROM’s and hand-or courier-delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 102, Cotton Annex, Washington, DC 20250–3700. All comments received must include the Agency name and docket number #04–045N. All comments submitted in response to this notice, will be available for public inspection in the FSIS Docket Room at the address listed above between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The comments also will be posted on the Agency’s Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ regulations/2005_Notices_Index/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: About the 37th session of the CCFAC: U.S. Delegate, Dr. Terry Troxell, Director, Office of the Plant and Diary Foods and Beverages, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS–300), College Park, MD 20740, phone: (301) 436–1700, fax: (301) 436–2632, e-mail: terry.troxell@fda.hhs.gov. About the public meeting: Ellen Matten, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Room 4861, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 3700, phone: (202) 205–7760, fax: (202) 720–3157. Attendees are requested to pre-register as soon as possible by email to (e-mail address: ccfac@cfsan.fda.gov.) VerDate jul<14>2003 15:43 Jan 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) was established in 1962 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Codex is the major international standard-setting organization for protecting the health and economic interests of consumers and encouraging fair international trade in food. Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice, and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to ensure that the world’s food supply is sound, wholesome, free from adulteration, and correctly labeled. In the United States, USDA, FDA, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) manage and carry out U.S. Codex activities. The Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (CCFAC) establishes or endorses maximum or guideline levels for individual food additives, for contaminants (including environmental contaminants) and for naturally occurring toxicants in foodstuffs and animal feeds. In addition, the Committee prepares priority lists of food additives and contaminants for toxicological evaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); recommends specifications of identity and purity for food additives for adoption by the Commission; considers methods of analysis for the determination of food additives and contaminants in food; and considers and elaborates standards or codes for related subjects such as the labeling of food additives when sold as such, and food irradiation. The Committee is chaired by The Netherlands. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting Items on the provisional agenda of the 37th session of CCFAC to be discussed during the public meeting: 1. Matters referred or of interest to the committee arising from the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other Codex committees, including the endorsement or revision of maximum levels for food additives and contaminants in Codex commodity standards. 2. Summary reports of the 63rd and 64th meetings of the Joint Expert Committee for Food Additives (JECFA) and any actions required as a result of changes in the acceptable daily intake PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (ADI) status and other toxicological recommendations. 3. Consideration of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) including: (a) Progress report of the working group on the working principles of the GSFA, (b) Report of the electronic working group on the GSFA, (c) Draft and proposed draft food additives provisions requiring information on their use, and (d) Proposed draft food additive provisions at Step 3 and proposals for new uses. 4. Proposals for additions or amendments to the International Numbering System for Food Additives, including discussion papers on harmonizing the food additive class names used by Codex and JECFA, and a proposed definition of food additive carriers. 5. An updated Inventory of Processing Aids (IPA). 6. A discussion paper on flavoring agents with risk management options for CCFAC to consider. 7. Terms of reference for a Joint FAO/ WHO expert group to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the use of active chlorine in food processing. 8. Specifications for the identity and purity of food additives. 9. Schedule 1 of the Codex General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins (GSCT) with proposed draft revisions. 10. Draft code of practice for the prevention and reduction of aflatoxin contamination in tree nuts. 11. Proposed draft maximum levels for aflatoxin in unprocessed and processed almonds, hazelnuts, and pistachios. 12. Proposed draft sampling plan for aflatoxin contamination in almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and pistachios. 13. Discussion paper on aflatoxin contamination in Brazil nuts with risk management options for CCFAC to consider. 14. Information on deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination in cereal grains. 15. Information on mycotoxin contamination in sorghum. 16. Draft maximum levels for lead in fish, including a list of the major internationally traded fish species with proposals for lead maximum levels. 17. Proposed draft maximum levels for tin in food. 18. Draft code of practice for the prevention and reduction of inorganic tin contamination in canned foods. 19. Draft and proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in rice, potatoes, wheat, vegetables, and mollusks. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 18 / Friday, January 28, 2005 / Notices 20. Proposed draft code of practice for source directed measures to reduce dioxin and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) contamination of foods. 21. A discussion paper and proposed draft maximum levels for chloropropanols in food. 22. Discussion paper on acrylamide in food with risk management options for CCFAC to consider. 23. Discussion paper on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in food with risk management options for CCFAC to consider. 24. Discussion paper on guideline levels for methylmercury in fish with risk management options for CCFAC to consider. 25. Draft revised guideline levels for radionuclides in foods for use in international trade. 26. Priority list of food additives, contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants proposed for evaluation by JECFA. Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by The Netherlands’ Secretariat to the Meeting. Members of the public may access or request copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES). Public Meeting At the March 9, 2005, public meeting, the agenda items will be described and discussed, and attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions and offer comments. Written comments may be offered at the meeting or sent to the U.S. Delegate, for the 37th Session of the CCFAC, Dr. Terry Troxell (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 37th Session of the CCFAC. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that the public and in particular minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it on-line through the FSIS Web page. The Agency Web page is located at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov. FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, recalls, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to our constituents and shareholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, a free e-mail subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and farm groups, allied VerDate jul<14>2003 15:43 Jan 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 health professionals, scientific professionals, and other individuals that have requested to be included. The update also is available on the FSIS Web page. Through Listserv and the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. Done in Washington, DC on January 24, 2005. F. Edward Scarbrough, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 05–1612 Filed 1–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction: Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk Military Reservation Interchange and the Kisatchie National Forest, LA Forest Service, USDA. Notice of joint interchange of AGENCY: ACTION: lands. SUMMARY: The Act of July 26, 1956 (70 Stat. 656; 16 U.S.C. 505a–b) authorizes the interchange of land between the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Defense through its various services. On August 10, 2004, and November 12, 2004, respectively, the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of Agriculture signed a Joint Order authorizing the transfer of administrative jurisdiction from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of the Army of 480.00 acres, more or less, located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana and generally described as: Parts of Sections 26, 28, 30, 34, and 35, Township 5 North, Range 8 West, Louisiana Meridian, lying within the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk Military Reservation, and the Kisatchie National Forest and more particularly described according to the map and legal description on file in the Forest Service office noted in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Furthermore, the Joint Order transfers from the Department of the Army to the Department of Agriculture for inclusion in the Kisatchie National Forest 481.33 acres, more or less, located in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, and generally described as: Parts of Section 18 and 34, Township 1 North, Range 6 West, Louisiana Meridian, being 120 acres, more or less; Parts of Sections 16 and 32, Township 1 North, Range 5 West, Louisiana Meridian, being 51.33 acres, more or less; Parts of Sections 32 and PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4089 33, Township 1 North, Range 8 West, Louisiana Meridian, being 310 acres, more or less, within the boundaries of the Kisatchie National Forest, and more particularly described according to the map and legal description on file in the Forest Service office noted in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. A copy of the Joint Order is set out at the end of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: The 45-day Congressional oversight requirement of the Act of July 26, 1956 has been met. The Joint Order is effective January 28, 2005. ADDRESSES: Copies of the maps with adjoining legal descriptions showing the lands included in this joint interchange are on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Director of Lands, 4th Floor South, Sidney R. Yates Federal Building, Forest Service, USDA, 201 14th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20250, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on business days. Those wanting to inspect the maps with adjoining legal descriptions are encouraged to call ahead to (202) 205–1248 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A.L. Richard, Lands Staff, at (202) 205– 1792. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. Dated: January 25, 2005. Gloria Manning, Associate Deputy Chief. Department of the Army Department of Agriculture Fort Polk, Louisiana Joint Order; Interchanging Administrative Jurisdiction of Department of the Army Lands and National Forest System Lands By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Array and the Secretary of Agriculture by the Act of July 26, 1956 (70 Stat. 656; 16 U.S.C. 505a) it is ordered as follows: 1. The lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army described in Exhibit A and shown on the attached maps which are on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Chief, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Washington, DC, which lie within the boundary of Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Folk’s military reservation, Vernon and Natchitoches Parishes, Louisiana, are hereby transferred from the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture, subject to outstanding rights or interests of record. 2. The lands under the jurisdiction of the USDA Forest Service described in Exhibit B E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 04-045N]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Thirty-Seventh Session of the 
Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting, request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, United 
States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA), United States Department of Health and Human 
Services, are sponsoring a public meeting on March 9, 2005, to provide 
information and receive public comments on agenda items that will be 
discussed at the

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Thirty-seventh Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and 
Contaminants (CCFAC), which will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, 
on April 25-29, 2005. The Under Secretary and FDA recognize the 
importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain 
background information on the agenda items that will be discussed at 
this forthcoming session of the CCFAC.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the Auditorium (Room 1A-
003), Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, 
College Park, Maryland. Documents related to the 37th Session of the 
CCFAC will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following 
address: http://www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.
    FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. 
Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Mail, including floppy disks or CD-ROM's and hand-or 
courier-delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th Street, SW., 
Room 102, Cotton Annex, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
    All comments received must include the Agency name and docket 
number 04-045N.
    All comments submitted in response to this notice, will be 
available for public inspection in the FSIS Docket Room at the address 
listed above between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
The comments also will be posted on the Agency's Web site at http://
www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/2005_Notices_Index/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: About the 37th session of the CCFAC: 
U.S. Delegate, Dr. Terry Troxell, Director, Office of the Plant and 
Diary Foods and Beverages, Center for Food Safety and Applied 
Nutrition, FDA, Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch 
Parkway (HFS-300), College Park, MD 20740, phone: (301) 436-1700, fax: 
(301) 436-2632, e-mail: terry.troxell@fda.hhs.gov.
    About the public meeting: Ellen Matten, U.S. Codex Office, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, Room 4861, South Building, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-3700, phone: (202) 205-
7760, fax: (202) 720-3157. Attendees are requested to pre-register as 
soon as possible by e-mail to (e-mail address: ccfac@cfsan.fda.gov.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) was established in 1962 
by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture 
Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Codex is 
the major international standard-setting organization for protecting 
the health and economic interests of consumers and encouraging fair 
international trade in food. Through adoption of food standards, codes 
of practice, and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by 
promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks 
to ensure that the world's food supply is sound, wholesome, free from 
adulteration, and correctly labeled. In the United States, USDA, FDA, 
and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) manage and carry out U.S. 
Codex activities.
    The Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (CCFAC) 
establishes or endorses maximum or guideline levels for individual food 
additives, for contaminants (including environmental contaminants) and 
for naturally occurring toxicants in foodstuffs and animal feeds. In 
addition, the Committee prepares priority lists of food additives and 
contaminants for toxicological evaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert 
Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); recommends specifications of 
identity and purity for food additives for adoption by the Commission; 
considers methods of analysis for the determination of food additives 
and contaminants in food; and considers and elaborates standards or 
codes for related subjects such as the labeling of food additives when 
sold as such, and food irradiation. The Committee is chaired by The 
Netherlands.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    Items on the provisional agenda of the 37th session of CCFAC to be 
discussed during the public meeting:
    1. Matters referred or of interest to the committee arising from 
the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other Codex committees, including 
the endorsement or revision of maximum levels for food additives and 
contaminants in Codex commodity standards.
    2. Summary reports of the 63rd and 64th meetings of the Joint 
Expert Committee for Food Additives (JECFA) and any actions required as 
a result of changes in the acceptable daily intake (ADI) status and 
other toxicological recommendations.
    3. Consideration of the Codex General Standard for Food Additives 
(GSFA) including:
    (a) Progress report of the working group on the working principles 
of the GSFA,
    (b) Report of the electronic working group on the GSFA,
    (c) Draft and proposed draft food additives provisions requiring 
information on their use, and
    (d) Proposed draft food additive provisions at Step 3 and proposals 
for new uses.
    4. Proposals for additions or amendments to the International 
Numbering System for Food Additives, including discussion papers on 
harmonizing the food additive class names used by Codex and JECFA, and 
a proposed definition of food additive carriers.
    5. An updated Inventory of Processing Aids (IPA).
    6. A discussion paper on flavoring agents with risk management 
options for CCFAC to consider.
    7. Terms of reference for a Joint FAO/WHO expert group to conduct a 
comprehensive assessment of the use of active chlorine in food 
processing.
    8. Specifications for the identity and purity of food additives.
    9. Schedule 1 of the Codex General Standard for Contaminants and 
Toxins (GSCT) with proposed draft revisions.
    10. Draft code of practice for the prevention and reduction of 
aflatoxin contamination in tree nuts.
    11. Proposed draft maximum levels for aflatoxin in unprocessed and 
processed almonds, hazelnuts, and pistachios.
    12. Proposed draft sampling plan for aflatoxin contamination in 
almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and pistachios.
    13. Discussion paper on aflatoxin contamination in Brazil nuts with 
risk management options for CCFAC to consider.
    14. Information on deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination in cereal 
grains.
    15. Information on mycotoxin contamination in sorghum.
    16. Draft maximum levels for lead in fish, including a list of the 
major internationally traded fish species with proposals for lead 
maximum levels.
    17. Proposed draft maximum levels for tin in food.
    18. Draft code of practice for the prevention and reduction of 
inorganic tin contamination in canned foods.
    19. Draft and proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in rice, 
potatoes, wheat, vegetables, and mollusks.

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    20. Proposed draft code of practice for source directed measures to 
reduce dioxin and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) 
contamination of foods.
    21. A discussion paper and proposed draft maximum levels for 
chloropropanols in food.
    22. Discussion paper on acrylamide in food with risk management 
options for CCFAC to consider.
    23. Discussion paper on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in food 
with risk management options for CCFAC to consider.
    24. Discussion paper on guideline levels for methylmercury in fish 
with risk management options for CCFAC to consider.
    25. Draft revised guideline levels for radionuclides in foods for 
use in international trade.
    26. Priority list of food additives, contaminants and naturally 
occurring toxicants proposed for evaluation by JECFA.
    Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, 
or to be distributed, by The Netherlands' Secretariat to the Meeting. 
Members of the public may access or request copies of these documents 
(see ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the March 9, 2005, public meeting, the agenda items will be 
described and discussed, and attendees will have the opportunity to 
pose questions and offer comments. Written comments may be offered at 
the meeting or sent to the U.S. Delegate, for the 37th Session of the 
CCFAC, Dr. Terry Troxell (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state 
that they relate to activities of the 37th Session of the CCFAC.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that the 
public and in particular minorities, women, and persons with 
disabilities are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it on-line 
through the FSIS Web page. The Agency Web page is located at http://
www.fsis.usda.gov.
    FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication 
available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide 
information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal 
Register notices, FSIS public meetings, recalls, and other types of 
information that could affect or would be of interest to our 
constituents and shareholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, 
a free e-mail subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and 
farm groups, allied health professionals, scientific professionals, and 
other individuals that have requested to be included. The update also 
is available on the FSIS Web page. Through Listserv and the Web page, 
FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse 
audience.

    Done in Washington, DC on January 24, 2005.
F. Edward Scarbrough,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 05-1612 Filed 1-27-05; 8:45 am]
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