Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling, 14418-14419 [2010-6559]

Download as PDF 14418 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 57 Thursday, March 25, 2010 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. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION African Development Foundation, Board of Directors Meeting Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place: African Development Foundation, Conference Room, 1400 I Street, NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005. Dates: Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Status: 1. Open session, Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and 2. Closed session, Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Due to security requirements and limited seating, all individuals wishing to attend the open session of the meeting must notify Michele M. Rivard at (202) 673–3916 or mrivard@usadf.gov of your request to attend by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2010. Lloyd O. Pierson, President & CEO, USADF. [FR Doc. 2010–6659 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6117–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2010–0009] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling Office of Food Safety, USDA. Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Office of Food Safety, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are sponsoring a public meeting on April 7, 2010. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:42 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 comments on agenda items and draft United States positions that will be discussed at the 38th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Quebec City, Canada, May 3–7, 2010. The Office of Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 38th Session of the CCFL and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for April 7, 2010, from 2 to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the USDA, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 107–A, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 38th Session of the CCFL will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. The U.S. Delegate to the 38th Session of the CCFL, Barbara Schneeman, and the FDA invite interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following e-mail address: Ritu.Nalubola@fda.hhs.gov. Registration: If you would like to participate in the public meeting by telephone conference, please use the following call-in number and passcode: Call-in Number: 1–866– 692–3158. Passcode: 5986642. For Further Information About the 38th Session of the CCFL Contact: Doreen Chen-Moulec, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Room 4861, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 205–7760, Fax: (202) 720–3157, E-mail: Doreen.Chen-Moulec@fsis.usda.gov. For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Doreen ChenMoulec, U.S. Codex Office, FSIS, Room 4861, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 205–7760, Fax: (202) 720–3157, E-mail: Doreen.Chen-Moulec@fsis.usda.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, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 CCFL is responsible for drafting provisions on labeling applicable to all foods; considering, amending if necessary, and endorsing draft specific provisions on labeling of draft standards, codes of practice and guidelines prepared by other Codex Committees; studying specific labeling problems assigned to it by the Codex Commission; and studying problems associated with the advertisement of food with particular reference to claims and misleading descriptions. The Committee is chaired by Canada. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 38th Session of the CCFL will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters Referred to the Committee by other Codex Bodies • Consideration of Labeling Provisions in Draft Codex Standards • Implementation of the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity, and Health (a) Proposed Draft Revision of the Guidelines on Nutrition Labeling Concerning the List of Nutrients that are always Declared on a Voluntary or Mandatory Basis (b) Discussion Paper on Issues Related to Mandatory Nutrition Labeling (c) Proposed Draft Criteria and Principles for Legibility and Readability of Nutrition Labels (d) Discussion Paper on Labeling Provisions Dealing with the Food Ingredients Identified in the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity, and Health • Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labeling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods: Annex 1: Inclusion of Ethylene for Other Products • Labeling of Foods and Food Ingredients Obtained through Certain Techniques of Genetic Modification/ Genetic Engineering (a) Draft Amendment to the General Standard for the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods: Definitions • Discussion Paper on the Need to Amend the General Standard for the E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 57 / Thursday, March 25, 2010 / Notices Labeling of Prepackaged Foods in line with the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) Recommendations Regarding the Declaration of the Quantity of Product in Prepackages. Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by the Codex Secretariat prior to the CCFL meeting. Members of the public may access these documents on the World Wide Web (see ADDRESSES). mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Public Meeting At the April 7, 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 the U.S. Delegate, Barbara Schneeman (See ADDRESSES), for the 38th Session of the CCFL. Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 38th Session of the CCFL. 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_&_Policies/ 2010_Notices_Index/index.asp. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:42 Mar 24, 2010 Jkt 220001 subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password protect their accounts. Done in Washington, DC, March 17, 2010. Karen Stuck, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2010–6559 Filed 3–24–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Camp Tatiyee Land Exchange on the Lakeside Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests; Santa Catalina, Nogales, Safford, and Douglas Ranger Districts of the Coronado National Forest; Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest; Cave Creek, Tonto Basin, and Pleasant Valley Ranger Districts of the Tonto National Forest Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321–4370d, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, 40 CFR Part 1500–1508, the USDA Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) (lead forest), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to transfer one 344.06 acre parcel of Federal land on the ASNFs into private ownership, and 16 parcels totaling 1,719.32 acres of private land into Federal ownership. The land proposed for the transfer to the Forest Service includes one 110.57 acre parcel to the ASNFs; nine parcels totaling 1153.31 acres to the Coronado National Forest (CNF); one 11.15 parcel to the Prescott National Forest (PNF); and five parcels totaling 444.42 acres to the Tonto National Forest (TNF). The proposed land exchange would be between the Lawyer’s Title Company, which holds the private land in trust for the benefit of the Lions Foundation of Arizona (LFA) and BC2 LLC, and the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coronado, Prescott, and Tonto National Forests in Central and Southern Arizona. The EIS will analyze the proposed change of the Federal lands (344.06 ac.) for the non-Federal lands (1,719.32 ac.). The Federal and non-Federal lands proposed for exchange are located in Navajo, Cochise, Pima, Santa Cruz, Graham, Maricopa, Gila, and Yavapai Counties, Arizona. The affected Forest Service units are the Lakeside Ranger District of the ASNFs; Santa Catalina, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14419 Nogales, Safford, and Douglas Ranger Districts of the CNF; Bradshaw Ranger District of the PNF; Cave Creek, Tonto Basin, and the Pleasant Valley Ranger Districts in TNF. Implementation of the proposed exchange is scheduled for December 2011. The Forest Service invites written comments and suggestions on the scope of the environmental analysis for the EIS from Federal, State, and local agencies, tribes, and other individuals or organizations that may be interested in or affected by the proposed action. The ASNFs Forest Supervisor also invites the public to participate in the environmental analysis and decision-making process for the proposed exchange of lands. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis are requested by May 14, 2010. The draft EIS is expected to be filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and available for public review in early 2011; the final EIS is scheduled for completion in late 2011. ADDRESSES: You may request to be placed on the project mailing list or you may direct questions, written comments and suggestions to Edward W. Collins, District Ranger, Lakeside Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, c/o TEC Inc., 514 Via de la Valle, Ste. 308, Solana Beach, CA 92075, or by facsimile to (858) 509–3158. The office hours for those submitting handdelivered comments are 8–4:30 local time Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Hand-delivery comments should be brought to the Lakeside Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, 2022 W. White Mountain Boulevard, Lakeside, AZ 85929. Provide Oral Comments to: The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Lakeside Ranger District during normal business hours via telephone (928) 368– 2100, or in person, or at an official Agency function (e.g., a public meeting) that is designed to solicit public comments. Provide Electronic Comments to: comments-southwestern-apachesitgreaves@fs.fed.us. Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an e-mail message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf) and Microsoft Word (.doc). The subject line must contain the name of the project for which you are submitting comments (i.e. Camp Tatiyee Land Exchange). Comments must have an identifiable name attached or verification of identity will be required. A scanned signature may serve as verification on electronic comments. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such a way that they are useful E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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[FR Doc No: 2010-6559]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2010-0009]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Food Labeling

AGENCY: Office of Food Safety, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Food Safety, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are 
sponsoring a public meeting on April 7, 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 38th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling (CCFL) of 
the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Quebec 
City, Canada, May 3-7, 2010. The Office of Food Safety and the FDA 
recognize the importance of providing interested parties the 
opportunity to obtain background information on the 38th Session of the 
CCFL and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for April 7, 2010, from 2 to 5 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the USDA, Jamie L. 
Whitten Building, Room 107-A, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 38th Session of the CCFL 
will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: 
http://www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.
    The U.S. Delegate to the 38th Session of the CCFL, Barbara 
Schneeman, and the FDA invite interested U.S. parties to submit their 
comments electronically to the following e-mail address: 
Ritu.Nalubola@fda.hhs.gov.
    Registration:
    If you would like to participate in the public meeting by telephone 
conference, please use the following call-in number and passcode: Call-
in Number: 1-866-692-3158. Passcode: 5986642.
    For Further Information About the 38th Session of the CCFL Contact: 
Doreen Chen-Moulec, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection 
Service (FSIS), Room 4861, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20250, Phone: (202) 205-7760, Fax: (202) 720-3157, E-mail: 
Doreen.Chen-Moulec@fsis.usda.gov.
    For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Doreen 
Chen-Moulec, U.S. Codex Office, FSIS, Room 4861, 1400 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 205-7760, Fax: (202) 
720-3157, E-mail: Doreen.Chen-Moulec@fsis.usda.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 CCFL is responsible for drafting provisions on labeling 
applicable to all foods; considering, amending if necessary, and 
endorsing draft specific provisions on labeling of draft standards, 
codes of practice and guidelines prepared by other Codex Committees; 
studying specific labeling problems assigned to it by the Codex 
Commission; and studying problems associated with the advertisement of 
food with particular reference to claims and misleading descriptions.
    The Committee is chaired by Canada.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the agenda for the 38th Session of the CCFL 
will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters Referred to the Committee by other Codex Bodies
     Consideration of Labeling Provisions in Draft Codex 
Standards
     Implementation of the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, 
Physical Activity, and Health
    (a) Proposed Draft Revision of the Guidelines on Nutrition Labeling 
Concerning the List of Nutrients that are always Declared on a 
Voluntary or Mandatory Basis
    (b) Discussion Paper on Issues Related to Mandatory Nutrition 
Labeling
    (c) Proposed Draft Criteria and Principles for Legibility and 
Readability of Nutrition Labels
    (d) Discussion Paper on Labeling Provisions Dealing with the Food 
Ingredients Identified in the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical 
Activity, and Health
     Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labeling and 
Marketing of Organically Produced Foods:
    Annex 1: Inclusion of Ethylene for Other Products
     Labeling of Foods and Food Ingredients Obtained through 
Certain Techniques of Genetic Modification/Genetic Engineering
    (a) Draft Amendment to the General Standard for the Labeling of 
Prepackaged Foods: Definitions
     Discussion Paper on the Need to Amend the General Standard 
for the

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Labeling of Prepackaged Foods in line with the International 
Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) Recommendations Regarding the 
Declaration of the Quantity of Product in Prepackages.
    Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, 
or to be distributed, by the Codex Secretariat prior to the CCFL 
meeting. Members of the public may access these documents on the World 
Wide Web (see ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the April 7, 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 the U.S. Delegate, Barbara 
Schneeman (See ADDRESSES), for the 38th Session of the CCFL. Written 
comments should state that they relate to activities of the 38th 
Session of the CCFL.

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_&_Policies/2010_Notices_Index/index.asp. 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 option to 
password protect their accounts.

    Done in Washington, DC, March 17, 2010.
Karen Stuck,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2010-6559 Filed 3-24-10; 8:45 am]
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