Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, 48907-48909 [E6-13851]

Download as PDF 48907 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 162 Tuesday, August 22, 2006 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES August 17, 2006. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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Summary of Collection: The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (P.L. 109–97) provided funding for, and authorizes the Rural Housing Service (RHS) to conduct a demonstration program for the preservation and revitalization of the Section 515 multifamily housing portfolio. The MultiFamily Housing Preservation and Revitalization Restructuring Demonstration Program will utilize numerous authorities to provide the financial assistance necessary to revitalize rental properties and preserve them for affordable housing. Need and Use of the Information: RHS will use the collected information to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses to which the proposal concept possesses or lacks to select the most feasible proposals that will enhances the Agency’s chances in accomplishing the demonstration objective. The information will be utilized to sustain and modify RHS’ current policies pertaining to revitalization and preservation of affordable rental housing in rural areas. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 3,600. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 4,670. Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–13874 Filed 8–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XT–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Food Safety and Inspection Service Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring a public meeting on September 12, 2006. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States positions that will be discussed at the 28th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on October 30–November 3, 2006. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties with the opportunity to obtain background information on the 28th Session of the CCNFSDU and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2006 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the Auditorium (1A003), Food and Drug Administration, Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD. Parking is adjacent to this building and will be available at no charge to individuals who pre-register by the date below (See Pre-Registration). In addition, the College Park metro station is across the street. Codex documents related to the 28th Session of the CCNFSDU will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 48908 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 22, 2006 / Notices Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov and, in the ‘‘Search for Open Regulations’’ box, select ‘‘Food Safety and Inspection Service’’ from the agency drop-down menu, then click on ‘‘Submit.’’ In the Docket ID column, select the FDMS Docket Number FSIS–2006–0023 to submit or view public comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. • Mail, including floppy disks or CDROM’s, and hand- or courier-delivered items: Send to FSIS Docket Room, Docket Clerk, USDA, FSIS, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 102, Cotton Annex Building, Washington, DC 20250. Electronic mail: fsis.regulationscomments@fsis.usda.gov. All submissions received must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS–2006–0023. • All comments submitted in response to this notice, as well as research and background information used by FSIS in developing this document, will be posted to the regulations.gov Web site. The background information and comments 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. • In addition to submitting comments by mail to the above address, the U.S. Delegate to the CCNFSDU, Dr. Barbara Schneeman of the Food and Drug Administration, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following e-mail address: CCNFSDU@cfsan.fda.gov. Pre-Registration: To gain admittance to this meeting, individuals must present a photo ID for identification and also are required to pre-register. In addition, no cameras or videotaping equipment will be permitted in the meeting room. To pre-register, please send the following information to this email address—nancy.crane@fda.hhs.gov by September 5, 2006: —Your name —Organization —Mailing address —Phone number —E-mail address FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 28TH SESSION OF THE CCNFSDU CONTACT: Nancy Crane, Assistant to the U.S. Delegate to the CCNFSDU, Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling and Dietary Supplements, Center for Food VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:34 Aug 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS–800), College Park, MD 20740; Phone: (301) 436–1450; Fax: (301) 436–2636. E-mail: nancy.crane@fda.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Ellen Matten, International Issues Analyst, U.S. Codex Office, USDA, FSIS, Room 4861, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250; Phone: (202) 205–7760; Fax: (202) 720–3157. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. Codex is the major international organization for encouraging fair international trade in food and protecting the health and economic interests of consumers. 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 protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in trade. The Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) was established to study specific nutritional problems assigned to it by Codex and advise Codex on general nutritional issues; to draft general provisions, as appropriate, concerning the nutritional aspects of all foods; to develop standards, guidelines or related texts for foods for special dietary uses, in cooperation with other committees when necessary; and to consider, amend if necessary, and endorse provisions on nutritional aspects proposed for inclusion in Codex Standards, guidelines and related texts. The CCNFSDU is hosted by the Federal Republic of Germany. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 28th Session of the CCNFSDU will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred to the Committee from other Codex bodies. • Guidelines for Use of Nutrition Claims: Draft Table of Conditions for Nutrient Contents: (Part B, containing provisions on Dietary Fibre). • Draft Revised Standard for Infant Formula and Formulas for Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants; —Section A: Draft Revised Standard for Infant Formula —Section B: Formulas for Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 —Proposals of the Working Group for the Section on Food Additives (for Sections A and B). • Draft Revised Standard for GlutenFree Foods. • Proposed Draft Revision of the Advisory List of Nutrient Compounds for Use in Foods for Special Dietary Uses Intended for the Use by Infants and Young Children. • Proposed Draft Recommendations on the Scientific Basis of Health Claims. • Discussion Paper on the Proposals for Additional or Revised Nutrient Reference Values for Labelling Purposes. • Discussion Paper on the Application of Risk Analysis to the Work of the CCNFSDU. Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by the German Secretariat prior to the CCNFSDU. Members of the public may access copies of these documents via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. Public Meeting At the September 12 public meeting, draft U.S. positions on these agenda items will be described, 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 28th Session of the CCNFSDU, Dr. Barbara Schneeman at CCNFSDU@cfsan.fda.gov. Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 28th Session of the CCNFSDU. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it online through the FSIS Web Page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/ 2006_Notices_Index/. FSIS will also 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 constituents and stakeholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, a free electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade and farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professional and other individuals who E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 22, 2006 / Notices have asked to be included. The update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Listserv and web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader and more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an email subscription service which provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and information. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ news_and_events/e-mail_subscription/. Options range from recalls to export information to regulations, directives and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have the option to password protect their account. Done at Washington, DC on August 17, 2006. F. Edward Scarbrough, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. E6–13851 Filed 8–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Environmental Assessment; Rehabilitation of Floodwater Retarding Structure 35A, Upper Salt Creek Watershed, Lancaster County Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Availability, Finding of No Significant Impact. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has prepared an Environmental Assessment in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended. Pursuant to the implementing regulations for NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); the USDA Departmental Policy for the NEPA (7 CFR part 1b); the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (7 CFR part 650); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service policy (General Manual Title 190, Part 410); the Natural Resources Conservation Service gives notice that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for the rehabilitation of floodwater retarding Structure 35A in Upper Salt Creek Watershed, Lancaster County Nebraska. The Environmental Assessment was developed in coordination with the sponsoring local organization (Lower Platte South Natural Resources District) for a Federally assisted action to address flood control prevention in the Upper Salt Creek Watershed and the status of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:34 Aug 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 floodwater retarding dam Structure 35A. Upon consideration of the affected environment, alternatives, environmental consequences, and comments and coordination with concerned public and agencies, the State Conservationist for NRCS, Nebraska found that based on the significance and context and intensity that the proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Thus, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was made. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Stephen K. Chick, State Conservationist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Building, Room 152, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508– 3866; telephone (402) 437–5300. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The sponsoring local organization concurs with this determination and agrees with carrying forward the proposed project. Structure 35A no longer meets the NRCS safety and performance standards for a High Hazard Class structure. The proposed action is to rehabilitate Structure 35A to current NRCS High Hazard Class requirements and extend its life for 100 years. The following actions are proposed: the existing principal spillway would be removed and replaced, the auxiliary spillway would be widened, the top of dam would be raised, and foundation drains re-established. Information regarding this finding may be obtained at the contact information listed above. No administrative action on implementation of the proposed funding action will be taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register. Signed in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 8, 2006. Stephen K. Chick, State Conservationist. [FR Doc. E6–13875 Filed 8–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board (Docket 32–2006) Foreign–Trade Zone 32—Miami, Florida, Application for Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Greater Miami Foreign–Trade Zone, Incorporated, grantee of FTZ 32, requesting authority to expand its zone to include a site in PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48909 Medley, Florida, within the Miami Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign–Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on August 10, 2006. FTZ 32 was approved on September 6, 1977 (Board Order 123, 42 FR 46568, 9/16/77), expanded on March 3, 1982 (Board Order 184, 47 FR 10612, 3/11/ 82), and expanded on March 20, 1990 (Board Order 466, 55 FR 11631, 3/29/ 90). The zone project currently consists of the following sites: Site 1 (72 acres, 750,000 sq. ft.)—warehousing and exhibition center located at NW 25th Street and 107th Avenue, Miami; Site 2 (205 acres)—within the Beacon Centre development located north of NW 12th Street and east of 87th Avenue, Miami; and, Temporary Site (1 acre) within a 49–acre warehouse facility located at 12500 N.W. 112th Avenue, Medley (expires 9/1/2008). The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general–purpose zone to include the entire multi–user, food–service warehouse facility located at 12500 N.W. 112th Avenue in Medley (Proposed Site 3, 49 acres). The site is owned by Sysco Food Service of South Florida, Inc. The proposed site will also include the temporary site. The applicant is also requesting that 1 acre (50,000 sq. ft.) at Site 1 be restored to zone status. (A minor modification was approved in June 2006 (A(27f)-29–2006) removing 1 acre (50,000 sq. ft.) from Site 1 to establish the temporary site.) No specific manufacturing requests are being made at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case– by-case basis. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, a member of the FTZ staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board. Public comment is invited from the interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is October 23, 2006. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period (to November 6, 2006). A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations: U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance Center, 5835 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 203, Miami, FL 33126; and, Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign–Trade E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 22, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-13851]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2006-0023]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses

AGENCY: Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring a 
public meeting on September 12, 2006. The objective of the public 
meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda 
items and draft United States positions that will be discussed at the 
28th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special 
Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), 
which will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on October 30-November 3, 
2006. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the 
importance of providing interested parties with the opportunity to 
obtain background information on the 28th Session of the CCNFSDU and to 
address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2006 
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the Auditorium (1A003), 
Food and Drug Administration, Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint 
Branch Parkway, College Park, MD. Parking is adjacent to this building 
and will be available at no charge to individuals who pre-register by 
the date below (See Pre-Registration). In addition, the College Park 
metro station is across the street. Codex documents related to the 28th 
Session of the CCNFSDU will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the 
following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.
    The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) invites interested 
persons to submit comments on this notice.

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Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this 
Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://
www.regulations.gov and, in the ``Search for Open Regulations'' box, 
select ``Food Safety and Inspection Service'' from the agency drop-down 
menu, then click on ``Submit.'' In the Docket ID column, select the 
FDMS Docket Number FSIS-2006-0023 to submit or view public comments and 
to view supporting and related materials available electronically.
     Mail, including floppy disks or CD-ROM's, and hand- or 
courier-delivered items: Send to FSIS Docket Room, Docket Clerk, USDA, 
FSIS, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 102, Cotton Annex Building, 
Washington, DC 20250.
    Electronic mail: fsis.regulationscomments@fsis.usda.gov.
    All submissions received must include the Agency name and docket 
number FSIS-2006-0023.
     All comments submitted in response to this notice, as well 
as research and background information used by FSIS in developing this 
document, will be posted to the regulations.gov Web site. The 
background information and comments 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.
     In addition to submitting comments by mail to the above 
address, the U.S. Delegate to the CCNFSDU, Dr. Barbara Schneeman of the 
Food and Drug Administration, invites U.S. interested parties to submit 
their comments electronically to the following e-mail address: 
CCNFSDU@cfsan.fda.gov.
    Pre-Registration: To gain admittance to this meeting, individuals 
must present a photo ID for identification and also are required to 
pre-register. In addition, no cameras or videotaping equipment will be 
permitted in the meeting room. To pre-register, please send the 
following information to this e-mail address_nancy.crane@fda.hhs.gov 
by September 5, 2006:
--Your name
--Organization
--Mailing address
--Phone number
--E-mail address

For Further Information About The 28th Session Of The CCNFSDU Contact: 
Nancy Crane, Assistant to the U.S. Delegate to the CCNFSDU, Office of 
Nutritional Products, Labeling and Dietary Supplements, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-800), 
College Park, MD 20740; Phone: (301) 436-1450; Fax: (301) 436-2636. E-
mail: nancy.crane@fda.hhs.gov.

For Further Information About The Public Meeting Contact: Ellen Matten, 
International Issues Analyst, U.S. Codex Office, USDA, FSIS, Room 4861, 
South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250; 
Phone: (202) 205-7760; Fax: (202) 720-3157.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) was established in 1963 
by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture 
Organization and the World Health Organization. Codex is the major 
international organization for encouraging fair international trade in 
food and protecting the health and economic interests of consumers. 
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 protect the health of 
consumers and ensure fair practices in trade.
    The Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses 
(CCNFSDU) was established to study specific nutritional problems 
assigned to it by Codex and advise Codex on general nutritional issues; 
to draft general provisions, as appropriate, concerning the nutritional 
aspects of all foods; to develop standards, guidelines or related texts 
for foods for special dietary uses, in cooperation with other 
committees when necessary; and to consider, amend if necessary, and 
endorse provisions on nutritional aspects proposed for inclusion in 
Codex Standards, guidelines and related texts. The CCNFSDU is hosted by 
the Federal Republic of Germany.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 28th Session of the 
CCNFSDU will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters referred to the Committee from other Codex bodies.
     Guidelines for Use of Nutrition Claims: Draft Table of 
Conditions for Nutrient Contents: (Part B, containing provisions on 
Dietary Fibre).
     Draft Revised Standard for Infant Formula and Formulas for 
Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants;

--Section A: Draft Revised Standard for Infant Formula
--Section B: Formulas for Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants
--Proposals of the Working Group for the Section on Food Additives (for 
Sections A and B).

     Draft Revised Standard for Gluten-Free Foods.
     Proposed Draft Revision of the Advisory List of Nutrient 
Compounds for Use in Foods for Special Dietary Uses Intended for the 
Use by Infants and Young Children.
     Proposed Draft Recommendations on the Scientific Basis of 
Health Claims.
     Discussion Paper on the Proposals for Additional or 
Revised Nutrient Reference Values for Labelling Purposes.
     Discussion Paper on the Application of Risk Analysis to 
the Work of the CCNFSDU.
    Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, 
or to be distributed, by the German Secretariat prior to the CCNFSDU. 
Members of the public may access copies of these documents via the 
World Wide Web at the following address: http://
www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

Public Meeting

    At the September 12 public meeting, draft U.S. positions on these 
agenda items will be described, 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 28th 
Session of the CCNFSDU, Dr. Barbara Schneeman at CCNFSDU@cfsan.fda.gov. 
Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 
28th Session of the CCNFSDU.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that 
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/regulations/2006_Notices_Index/. FSIS 
will also 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 constituents 
and stakeholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, a free 
electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade and farm 
groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professional and other 
individuals who

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have asked to be included. The update is available on the FSIS Web 
page. Through the Listserv and web page, FSIS is able to provide 
information to a much broader and more diverse audience. In addition, 
FSIS offers an e-mail subscription service which provides automatic and 
customized access to selected food safety news and information. This 
service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/news_and_events/e-
mail_subscription/. Options range from recalls to export information 
to regulations, directives and notices. Customers can add or delete 
subscriptions themselves and have the option to password protect their 
account.

    Done at Washington, DC on August 17, 2006.
F. Edward Scarbrough,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. E6-13851 Filed 8-21-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P