Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, 54135-54136 [E8-21829]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 182 / Thursday, September 18, 2008 / Notices the close of the comment period for this notice. Because the issues raised by field testing and by issuance of a license are identical, APHIS has concluded that the EA that is generated for field testing would also be applicable to the proposed licensing action. Provided that the field test data support the conclusions of the original EA and the issuance of a FONSI, APHIS does not intend to issue a separate EA and FONSI to support the issuance of the product license, and would determine that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared. APHIS intends to issue a veterinary biological product license for this vaccine following completion of the field test provided no adverse impacts on the human environment are identified and provided the product meets all other requirements for licensing. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 151–159. Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of September 2008. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E8–21820 Filed 9–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2008–0019] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 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 (HHS), are sponsoring a public meeting on September 24, 2008. 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 30th 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 Capetown, South Africa, on November 3–November 7, 2008. In addition, a working group will meet on November 1, 2008, to discuss VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:26 Sep 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 agenda items on the Scientific Basis of Health Claims and Nutrient Reference Values for food labeling purposes, and any other matters related to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health which are under consideration by the CCNFSDU. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 30th Session of CCNFSDU and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 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 20740. 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 30th Session of the CCNFSDU will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. 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 e-mail address nancy.crane@fda.hhs.gov by September 17, 2008: —Your Name —Organization —Mailing Address —Phone number —E-mail address FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 30TH SESSION OF THE CCNFSDU CONTACT: Nancy Crane, Assistant to the U.S. Delegate to the CCNFSDU, Office of Nutrition, Labeling and Dietary Supplements, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS–830), 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: Edith Kennard, Staff Officer, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Room 4861, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54135 (202) 720–5261, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: edith.kennard@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Codex Alimentarius (Codex) was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the WHO. 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 that fair practices are used in trade. The CCNFSDU was established to study specific nutritional problems assigned to it by the Commission and advise the Commission 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 Committee is hosted by the Federal Republic of Germany. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 30th Session of the CCNFSDU will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters Referred to the Committee from Other Codex Bodies (including the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health and Infant Formula Methods of Analysis); • Guidelines for Use of Nutrition Claims: Draft Table of Conditions for Nutrient Contents: Part B, Containing Provisions on Dietary Fibre • Draft Advisory List of Nutrient Compounds for Use in Foods for Special Dietary Uses for Infants and Young Children: Part D Advisory List of Food Additives for Special Nutrient Forms: Provisions on Gum Arabic; • Draft Nutritional Risk Analysis Principles and Guidelines for Application to the Work of the Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses; • Proposed Draft Recommendations on the Scientific Basis of Health Claims; • Proposal for New Work to Amend the Codex General Principles for the Addition of Essential Nutrients to Foods; • Proposal for New Work to Establish a Standard for Processed Cereal-Based E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 54136 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 182 / Thursday, September 18, 2008 / Notices Done at Washington, DC, on September 15, 2008. Karen L. Hulebak, Acting U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. E8–21829 Filed 9–17–08; 8:45 am] Public Meeting At the September 24, 2008, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on 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 30th Session of CCNFSDU, Dr. Barbara Schneeman, at CCNFSDU@fda.hhs.gov. Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 30th Session of the CCNFSDU. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Foods for Underweight Infants and Young Children; • Additional or Revised Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs). Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by the Secretariat prior to the meeting. Members of the public may access copies of these documents at http://www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. Information Collection Activity; Comment Request 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/ 2008_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, 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 groups, consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals who have asked to be included. The Update is also 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/email_subscription/. Options range from recalls to export information to regulations, directives and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves, and they have the option to password protect their accounts. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:26 Sep 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on the following information collections for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 17, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Development, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5818, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. Fax: (202) 720-8435. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)]. This notice identifies information collections that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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 respondents, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection techniques or other forms of PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information technology. Comments may be sent to Michele Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Development, STOP 1522, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. Fax: (202) 720–8435. Title: Review Rating Summary, RUS Form 300, 7 CFR Part 1730. OMB Control Number: 0572–0025. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The RUS manages loan programs in accordance with the RE Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq. ). An important part of safeguarding loan security is to see that RUS financed facilities are being responsibly used, adequately operated, and adequately maintained. Future needs have to be anticipated to ensure that facilities will continue to produce revenue and that loans will be repaid as required by the RUS mortgage. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 182 (Thursday, September 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-21829]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2008-0019]


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 (HHS), are 
sponsoring a public meeting on September 24, 2008. 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 30th 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 Capetown, South Africa, on November 3-
November 7, 2008. In addition, a working group will meet on November 1, 
2008, to discuss agenda items on the Scientific Basis of Health Claims 
and Nutrient Reference Values for food labeling purposes, and any other 
matters related to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global 
Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health which are under 
consideration by the CCNFSDU. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and 
FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the 
opportunity to obtain background information on the 30th Session of 
CCNFSDU and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, 
2008, 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 20740. 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 30th Session of the CCNFSDU will be accessible via the 
World Wide Web at the following address: http://
www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.
    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 e-mail address nancy.crane@fda.hhs.gov by 
September 17, 2008:

--Your Name
--Organization
--Mailing Address
--Phone number
--E-mail address

For Further Information About the 30th Session of the CCNFSDU Contact: 
Nancy Crane, Assistant to the U.S. Delegate to the CCNFSDU, Office of 
Nutrition, Labeling and Dietary Supplements, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition, FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-830), 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: Edith 
Kennard, Staff Officer, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection 
Service (FSIS), Room 4861, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 720-5261, Fax: (202) 720-3157, 
E-mail: edith.kennard@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Codex Alimentarius (Codex) was established in 1963 by two 
United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and 
the WHO. 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 that fair practices are used in trade.
    The CCNFSDU was established to study specific nutritional problems 
assigned to it by the Commission and advise the Commission 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 Committee is hosted by the Federal Republic of Germany.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the agenda for the 30th Session of the 
CCNFSDU will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters Referred to the Committee from Other Codex Bodies 
(including the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health 
and Infant Formula Methods of Analysis);
     Guidelines for Use of Nutrition Claims: Draft Table of 
Conditions for Nutrient Contents: Part B, Containing Provisions on 
Dietary Fibre
     Draft Advisory List of Nutrient Compounds for Use in Foods 
for Special Dietary Uses for Infants and Young Children: Part D 
Advisory List of Food Additives for Special Nutrient Forms: Provisions 
on Gum Arabic;
     Draft Nutritional Risk Analysis Principles and Guidelines 
for Application to the Work of the Committee on Nutrition and Foods for 
Special Dietary Uses;
     Proposed Draft Recommendations on the Scientific Basis of 
Health Claims;
     Proposal for New Work to Amend the Codex General 
Principles for the Addition of Essential Nutrients to Foods;
     Proposal for New Work to Establish a Standard for 
Processed Cereal-Based

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Foods for Underweight Infants and Young Children;
     Additional or Revised Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs).
    Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, 
or to be distributed, by the Secretariat prior to the meeting. Members 
of the public may access copies of these documents at http://
www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

Public Meeting

    At the September 24, 2008, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on 
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 30th Session of CCNFSDU, Dr. Barbara Schneeman, at 
CCNFSDU@fda.hhs.gov. Written comments should state that they relate to 
activities of the 30th 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/2008_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, 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 groups, 
consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals 
who have asked to be included. The Update is also 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/
email_subscription/. Options range from recalls to export information 
to regulations, directives and notices. Customers can add or delete 
subscriptions themselves, and they have the option to password protect 
their accounts.

    Done at Washington, DC, on September 15, 2008.
Karen L. Hulebak,
Acting U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. E8-21829 Filed 9-17-08; 8:45 am]
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