Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on General Principles, 10205-10206 [2010-4693]

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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 26th session of the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Paris, France, April 12–16, 2010. The Office for Food Safety recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 26th Session of the CCGP and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, 2010, from 1:30– 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at USDA, Room 107–A, Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1200 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 26th Session of the CCGP will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/web/ current.jsp?lang=en. The U.S. Delegate to the 26th Session of the CCGP, Karen Stuck, USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), invites interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following e-mail address: uscodex@fsis.usda.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10205 Registration: If you would like to participate in the public meeting for the 26th Session of the CCGP by teleconference, please use the following call in number and passcode: Call In Number: 1–866–692–3158. Passcode: 5986642. For Further Information about the 26th Session of the CCGP Contact: Barbara McNiff, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690–4719, Fax: (202) 720–3157, E-mail: Barbara.McNiff@fsis.usda.gov. For Further Information about the Public Meeting Contact: Kenneth Lowery, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690–4042, Fax: (202) 720– 3157, E-mail: Kenneth.Lowery@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. 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 CCGP deals with rules and procedures referred to it by the Codex including the establishment of principles which define the purpose and scope of the Codex and the nature of Codex standards. The development of mechanisms to address any economic impact statements is also the responsibility of the CCGP. The CCGP is hosted by France. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 26th Session of the CCGP will be discussed during the public meeting: • Draft Revised Code of Ethics for International Trade in Foods • Proposal to amend the Guidelines to Chairpersons of Codex Committees and ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces • Review of the Risk Analysis Policies of Codex Committees • Definition of the Term ‘‘Competent Authority’’ • Proposed Amendment to the Terms of Reference of the Committee • Discussion Paper on the Development of Joint Codex and World Organization for Animal Health Standards E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 10206 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 43 / Friday, March 5, 2010 / Notices • Discussion Paper on Co-Hosting of Codex Sessions • Distribution of Documents and Length and Content of Reports • Structure and Presentation of the Procedural Manual 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 (see ADDRESSES). erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Public Meeting At the March 23, 2010, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on 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 U.S. Delegate, Karen Stuck for the 26th Session of the CCGP (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 26th Session of the CCGP. 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/ 2010_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 electronic 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 have the VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:45 Mar 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 option to password protect their accounts. Done at Washington, DC on March 1, 2010. Karen Stuck, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2010–4693 Filed 3–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2010–0007] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food Office of Food Safety, USDA. Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Office of 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 March 29, 2010. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 4th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Izmir, Turkey, April 26–30, 2010. The Office of Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 4th Session of the CCCF and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 29, 2010, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, Room 1A–001, FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 4th Session of the CCCF will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. The U.S. Delegate to the CCCF, Dr. Nega Beru, invites interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following e-mail address: Henry.Kim@fda.hhs.gov. Registration: Register electronically to the same e-mail address above. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building and its parking area. If you require PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 parking, please include the vehicle make and tag number, if known, when you register. Because the meeting will be held in a Federal building, you should also bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through the security screening system. If you would like to participate in the public meeting for the 4th session of the CCCF by telephone conference, please use the following call in number and passcode: Call In Number: 1–866–859–5767. Passcode: 2225276. For Further Information about the 4th Session of the CCCF Contact: Dr. Henry Kim, Office of Food Safety, CFSAN, FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS– 317), College Park, MD 20740, Phone: 301–436–2023, Fax: 301–436–2651, Email: Henry.Kim@fda.hhs.gov. For Further Information about the Public Meeting Contact: Dr. Henry Kim, Office of Food Safety, CFSAN, FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS–317), College Park, MD 20740, Phone: 301– 436–2023, Fax: 301–436–2651, E-mail: Henry.Kim@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (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 CCCF establishes and endorses permitted maximum levels (MLs) for contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed; prepares a priority list of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); considers methods of analysis and sampling for the determination of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed; considers and elaborates standards or codes of practice for related subjects; and considers other matters assigned to it by the Commission in relation to contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed. The Committee is chaired by the Netherlands. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 4th Session of the CCCF will be discussed during the public meeting: E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 43 (Friday, March 5, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-4693]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2010-0002]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
General Principles

AGENCY: Office for Food Safety, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
(USDA), is sponsoring a public meeting on March 23, 2010. 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 26th session of the Codex Committee on General 
Principles (CCGP) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which 
will be held in Paris, France, April 12-16, 2010. The Office for Food 
Safety recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the 
opportunity to obtain background information on the 26th Session of the 
CCGP and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 
from 1:30-4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at USDA, Room 107-A, Jamie 
L. Whitten Building, 1200 Independence Ave SW., Washington, DC 20250. 
Documents related to the 26th Session of the CCGP will be accessible 
via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/current.jsp?lang=en.
    The U.S. Delegate to the 26th Session of the CCGP, Karen Stuck, 
USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), invites interested 
U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following 
e-mail address: uscodex@fsis.usda.gov.
    Registration:
    If you would like to participate in the public meeting for the 26th 
Session of the CCGP by teleconference, please use the following call in 
number and passcode:
    Call In Number: 1-866-692-3158.
    Passcode: 5986642.
    For Further Information about the 26th Session of the CCGP Contact: 
Barbara McNiff, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Room 4861, Washington, 
DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690-4719, Fax: (202) 720-3157, E-mail: 
Barbara.McNiff@fsis.usda.gov.
    For Further Information about the Public Meeting Contact: Kenneth 
Lowery, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250. 
Phone: (202) 690-4042, Fax: (202) 720-3157, E-mail: 
Kenneth.Lowery@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations 
organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World 
Health Organization. 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 CCGP deals with rules and procedures referred to it by the 
Codex including the establishment of principles which define the 
purpose and scope of the Codex and the nature of Codex standards. The 
development of mechanisms to address any economic impact statements is 
also the responsibility of the CCGP.
    The CCGP is hosted by France.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the agenda for the 26th Session of the CCGP 
will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Draft Revised Code of Ethics for International Trade in 
Foods
     Proposal to amend the Guidelines to Chairpersons of Codex 
Committees and ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces
     Review of the Risk Analysis Policies of Codex Committees
     Definition of the Term ``Competent Authority''
     Proposed Amendment to the Terms of Reference of the 
Committee
     Discussion Paper on the Development of Joint Codex and 
World Organization for Animal Health Standards

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     Discussion Paper on Co-Hosting of Codex Sessions
     Distribution of Documents and Length and Content of 
Reports
     Structure and Presentation of the Procedural Manual
    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 (see ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the March 23, 2010, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on 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 U.S. Delegate, Karen Stuck for 
the 26th Session of the CCGP (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should 
state that they relate to activities of the 26th Session of the CCGP.

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/2010_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 electronic 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 accounts.

    Done at Washington, DC on March 1, 2010.
Karen Stuck,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2010-4693 Filed 3-4-10; 8:45 am]
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