Codex Alimentarius Commission: Nineteenth Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils, 4813-4814 [05-1701]

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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 CCFL. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 1, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the Room 1A–002, Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD. Documents related to the 19th Session of the CCFO 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– ROMs, and hand-or courier-delivered items: Send to the FSIS 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– 046N. 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/. [Docket No. 04–046N] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 19TH SESSION OF THE CCFO CONTACT: U.S. Codex Alimentarius Commission: Nineteenth Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils Delegate, Mr. Charles W. Cooper, Director, International Activities Staff, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration (HFS–585), Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740–3835, Phone: (301) 436–1714, Fax: (301) 436–2618, Email: Charles.Cooper@cfsan.fda.gov. Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting, request for comments. AGENCY: 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 February 1, 2005, to provide information and receive public comments on all agenda items that will be discussed at the Nineteenth Session PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Syed Amjad Ali, International Issues Analyst, U.S. Codex Office, FSIS, Room 4861, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–3700, Phone: (202) 205–7760, Fax: (202) 720– 3157. Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1 4814 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 19 / Monday, January 31, 2005 / Notices accommodations should notify the Delegate at the address above. 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 ensuring fair practices in 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 Fats and Oils was established to elaborate codes and standards for fats and oils and their products. The Committee is chaired by the United Kingdom. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 19th Session of CCFO will be discussed during the public meeting: 1. Matters arising from the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other Codex Committees. 2. Draft Standard for Fat Spreads and Blended Spreads. 3. Consideration of the Linolenic acid level in Section 3.9 of the Standard for Olive Oils and Olive Pomace Oils. 4. Proposed Draft Amendments to the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (Rice Bran Oil, Amendment to Sesame Seed Oil). 5. Proposed Draft Revised Table 1 of the Recommended International Code of Practice for the Storage and Transport of Edible Fats and Oils in Bulk. 6. Discussion Paper for Criteria for the revision of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils. Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by the United Kingdom Secretariat to the Meeting. Members of the public may access copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES). Public Meeting At the February 1, 2005 public meeting, these agenda items will be described and discussed, and attendees VerDate jul<14>2003 16:59 Jan 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 19th Session of the CCFO, Charles Cooper (See ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 19th Session of the CCFO. Additional Public Information 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 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 meeting, recalls, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to our constituents and stakeholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, a free e-mail subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, scientific professionals, and other individuals who have requested to be included. The update 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 at Washington, DC on: January 25, 2005. F. Edward Scarbrough, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 05–1701 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. 04–047N] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Twenty-seventh Session of the Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting, request for comments. AGENCY: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sponsoring a public meeting on February 9, 2005, to provide information and receive public comments on all agenda items that will be discussed at the Twenty-seventh Session of the Codex Committee on Fish and Fishery Products (CCFFP) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex). The 27th Session of the CCFFP will be held at the Arabella Sheraton Grand, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa, February 28–March 4, 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 CCFFP. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 9, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room 2A–047, Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD. Documents related to the 27th Session of the CCFFP 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– ROMs, and hand- or courier-delivered items: Send to the FSIS 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– 047N. 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 About the 33rd Session of the CCFFP Contact: U.S. Delegate, Mr. Philip Spiller, Director, Office of Seafood, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740–3835, Phone: (301) 436–2300, Fax: (301) 436– 2599, E-mail: PCS@cfsan.fda.gov. For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Syed Amjad Ali, International Issues Analyst, U.S. Codex Office, FSIS, Room 4861, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–3700, E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 04-046N]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Nineteenth Session of the Codex 
Committee on Fats and Oils

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 February 1, 2005, to 
provide information and receive public comments on all agenda items 
that will be discussed at the Nineteenth Session of the Codex Committee 
on Fats and Oils (CCFO) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex). 
The 19th Session of the CCFO will be held in London, United Kingdom, 
February 21-25, 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 CCFL.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 1, 2005 
from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the Room 1A-002, Harvey 
W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD. 
Documents related to the 19th Session of the CCFO 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-ROMs, and hand-or 
courier-delivered items: Send to the FSIS 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 04-046N.
    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 About the 19th Session of the CCFO Contact: 
U.S. Delegate, Mr. Charles W. Cooper, Director, International 
Activities Staff, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food 
and Drug Administration (HFS-585), Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 
5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740-3835, Phone: (301) 
436-1714, Fax: (301) 436-2618, Email: Charles.Cooper@cfsan.fda.gov.

For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Syed Amjad 
Ali, International Issues Analyst, U.S. Codex Office, FSIS, Room 4861, 
South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-
3700, Phone: (202) 205-7760, Fax: (202) 720-3157. Persons requiring a 
sign language interpreter or other special

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accommodations should notify the Delegate at the address above.

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 ensuring fair 
practices in 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 Fats and Oils was established to elaborate 
codes and standards for fats and oils and their products. The Committee 
is chaired by the United Kingdom.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the agenda for the 19th Session of CCFO will 
be discussed during the public meeting:
    1. Matters arising from the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other 
Codex Committees.
    2. Draft Standard for Fat Spreads and Blended Spreads.
    3. Consideration of the Linolenic acid level in Section 3.9 of the 
Standard for Olive Oils and Olive Pomace Oils.
    4. Proposed Draft Amendments to the Standard for Named Vegetable 
Oils (Rice Bran Oil, Amendment to Sesame Seed Oil).
    5. Proposed Draft Revised Table 1 of the Recommended International 
Code of Practice for the Storage and Transport of Edible Fats and Oils 
in Bulk.
    6. Discussion Paper for Criteria for the revision of the Standard 
for Named Vegetable Oils.
    Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, 
or to be distributed, by the United Kingdom Secretariat to the Meeting. 
Members of the public may access copies of these documents (see 
ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the February 1, 2005 public meeting, these 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 19th Session of the 
CCFO, Charles Cooper (See ADDRESSES). Written comments should state 
that they relate to activities of the 19th Session of the CCFO.

Additional Public Information

    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 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 meeting, recalls, and other types of 
information that could affect or would be of interest to our 
constituents and stakeholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, 
a free e-mail subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and 
farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, 
scientific professionals, and other individuals who have requested to 
be included. The update 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 at Washington, DC on: January 25, 2005.
F. Edward Scarbrough,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 05-1701 Filed 1-28-05; 8:45 am]
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