Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food, 5481-5483 [2012-2439]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 23 / Friday, February 3, 2012 / Notices Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 900.0704846. Estimated annual number of responses: 204,316. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 408,288 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of January 2012. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2012–2444 Filed 2–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2011–0113] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Special Need Requests Under the Plant Protection Act Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations to allow States to impose prohibitions or restrictions on specific articles in addition to those required by APHIS to help protect against the introduction and establishment of plant pests. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 3, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2011-01130001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2011–0113, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:48 Feb 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2011-0113 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 690–2817 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on special need requests under the Plant Protection Act, contact Ms. Lynn Evans-Goldner, National Program Manager, EDP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 160, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 734–7228. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. Title: Special Need Request Under the Plant Protection Act. OMB Number: 0579–0291. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which administers regulations to implement the PPA. Regulations governing the interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles are contained in 7 CFR part 301, ‘‘Domestic Quarantine Notices.’’ The regulations in ‘‘SubpartPreemption and Special Need Requests’’ allow States or political subdivisions of States to request approval from APHIS to impose prohibitions or restrictions on the movement in interstate commerce of specific articles that pose a plant health risk that are in addition to the prohibitions and restrictions imposed by APHIS. This process requires information collection activities, including a pest data detection survey with a pest risk analysis showing that a pest is not present in a State, or, if already present, the current distribution in the State, and that the pest would harm or injure the environment and/or agricultural resources of the State or political subdivision. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5481 approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 160 hours per response. Respondents: State Governments. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 1. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 160 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of January 2012. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2012–2445 Filed 2–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2012–0002] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 5482 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 23 / Friday, February 3, 2012 / Notices Notice of public meeting and request for comments. ACTION: 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 February 23, 2012. 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 6th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, March 26–30, 2012. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 6th Session of the CCCF and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, Room 3B–047, FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 6th Session of the CCCF will be accessible via the World Wide web at http:// www.codexalimentarius.org. Nega Beru, U.S. Delegate to the 6th Session of the CCCF, invites interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov. Registration: Attendees may register electronically at the same email address provided above by February 18, 2012. The meeting will be held in a Federal building; therefore, early registration is encouraged as it will expedite entry into the building and its parking area. You should also bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through security screening systems. If you require parking, please include the vehicle make and tag number when you register. Attendees that are not able to attend the meeting in-person but wish to participate may do so by phone. Call-In Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 6th Session of the CCCF by conference call, please use the call-in number and participant code listed below. Call-in Number: 1–(888) 858–2144. Participant Code: 6208658. For Further Information About the 6th Session of the CCCF Contact: Henry Kim, Ph.D., Office of Food Safety, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:48 Feb 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 CFSAN/FDA, HFS–317, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, telephone: (240) 402–2023, fax: (301) 436–2651, email: henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov. For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Henry Kim, Ph.D., Office of Food Safety, CFSAN/ FDA, HFS–317, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, telephone: (301) 436–2023, fax: (301) 436–2651, email: 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 adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure that fair practices are used in the food trade. The CCCF establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels, and where necessary revises existing guideline levels for contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed; prepares priority lists of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); considers and elaborates 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 Codex 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 6th Session of the CCCF will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters Referred to the CCCF by Codex and other Codex Committees/ Task Forces. • Revision of the Risk Analysis Principles Applied by the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) and the CCCF as to Their Separation from the CCFA and Their Applicability to Feed. • Revision of the Code of Practice for Source Directed Measures to Reduce Contamination of Food with Chemicals as to Their Applicability to Feed. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Matters of Interest Arising from FAO and WHO (including JECFA). • Matters of Interest Arising from other International Organizations— International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). • Draft Maximum Levels for Melamine in Food (liquid infant formula). • Proposed Draft Maximum Levels for Arsenic in Rice. • Proposed Draft Maximum Levels for Deoxynivalenol (DON) and its Acetylated Derivatives in Cereals and Cereal-Based Products. • Proposed Draft Maximum Levels for Total Aflatoxins in Dried Figs including Sampling Plans. • Editorial Amendments to the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Foods and Feeds (GSCTFF). • Discussion Paper on Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Food and Feed. • Discussion Paper on Maximum Levels for Lead in Various Foods in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed and the Related Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Lead Contamination in Foods and the Code of Practice for Source Directed Measure to Reduce Contamination of Foods with Chemicals. • Discussion Paper on Mycotoxins in Sorghum. • Discussion Paper on Ochratoxin A in Cocoa. • Discussion Paper on Guidance for Risk Management Options in Light of Different Risk Assessment Options. • Priority List of Contaminants and Naturally Occurring Toxicants Proposed for Evaluation by the JECFA. 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 February 23, 2012, 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 Dr. Henry Kim for the 6th Session of the CCCF (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 6th Session of the CCCF. Additional Public Notification FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ regulations_&_policies/ Federal_Register_Notices/index.asp. E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 23 / Friday, February 3, 2012 / Notices 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. 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_&_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. USDA Nondiscrimination Statement USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, and audiotape) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TTY). To file a written complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410 or call (202) 720–5964 (voice and TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Done at Washington, DC on: January 27, 2012. Doreen Chen-Moulec, U.S. office for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2012–2439 Filed 2–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:48 Feb 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2012–0001] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Additives Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 February 13, 2012. 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 44th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Hangzhou, China March 12–16, 2012. USDA and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 44th Session of the CCFA and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Rooms 1A–001 and 1A–002, FDA, Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 44th Session of the CCFA will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org. The U.S. Delegate to the 44th Session of the CCFA, Dennis Keefe, and FDA, invite interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: cfsanccfa@fda.hhs.gov. Registration: Attendees may register electronically at the same email address provided above by February 8, 2012. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building and its parking area. If you require parking, please include the vehicle make and tag number 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 security screening systems. Attendees that are SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5483 not able to attend the meeting in-person but wish to participate may do so by phone. Those wishing to participate by phone should request the call-in number and conference code when they register for the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 44TH SESSION OF THE CCFA CONTACT: Dennis M. Keefe, Ph.D., Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition CFSAN/ FDA, HFS–205, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, Telephone: (240) 402–1200, Fax: (301) 436–2972, email: dennis.keefe@fda.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Jannavi R. Srinivasan, Ph.D., Chemistry Reviewer, Division of Biotech and GRAS Notice Review, Office of Food Additive Safety CFSAN/FDA HFS–255, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, telephone: (240) 402–1199, fax: (301) 436–2965, email: jannavi.srinivasan@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 implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure that fair practices are used in trade. The CCFA establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels for individual additives; prepares priority lists of food additives for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); assigns functional classes to individual food additives; recommends specifications of identity and purity for food additives for adoption by Codex; considers methods of analysis for the determination of additives in food; and considers and elaborates standards or codes for related subjects such as labeling of food additives when sold as such. The CCFA is hosted by China. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 44th Session of the CCFA will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred by Codex and other Codex Committees and Task Forces (CX/FA 12/44/2) • Draft risk analysis principles applied by the CCFA (CX/FA 12/44/3) E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 23 (Friday, February 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5481-5483]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2439]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2012-0002]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Contaminants in Food

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

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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 February 23, 2012. 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 6th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food 
(CCCF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held 
in Maastricht, The Netherlands, March 26-30, 2012. The Under Secretary 
for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing 
interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on 
the 6th Session of the CCCF and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2012, 
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Harvey W. Wiley 
Federal Building, Room 3B-047, FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied 
Nutrition (CFSAN), 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. 
Documents related to the 6th Session of the CCCF will be accessible via 
the World Wide web at http://www.codexalimentarius.org.
    Nega Beru, U.S. Delegate to the 6th Session of the CCCF, invites 
interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the 
following email address henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov.
    Registration: Attendees may register electronically at the same 
email address provided above by February 18, 2012. The meeting will be 
held in a Federal building; therefore, early registration is encouraged 
as it will expedite entry into the building and its parking area. You 
should also bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to 
pass through security screening systems. If you require parking, please 
include the vehicle make and tag number when you register. Attendees 
that are not able to attend the meeting in-person but wish to 
participate may do so by phone.
    Call-In Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting 
for the 6th Session of the CCCF by conference call, please use the 
call-in number and participant code listed below.
    Call-in Number: 1-(888) 858-2144.
    Participant Code: 6208658.
    For Further Information About the 6th Session of the CCCF Contact: 
Henry Kim, Ph.D., Office of Food Safety, CFSAN/FDA, HFS-317, 5100 Paint 
Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, telephone: (240) 402-2023, fax: 
(301) 436-2651, email: henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov.
    For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Henry 
Kim, Ph.D., Office of Food Safety, CFSAN/FDA, HFS-317, 5100 Paint 
Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, telephone: (301) 436-2023, fax: 
(301) 436-2651, email: 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 adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to 
protect the health of consumers and ensure that fair practices are used 
in the food trade.
    The CCCF establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels, and 
where necessary revises existing guideline levels for contaminants and 
naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed; prepares priority lists 
of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for risk assessment 
by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); 
considers and elaborates 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 Codex 
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 6th Session of the CCCF 
will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters Referred to the CCCF by Codex and other Codex 
Committees/Task Forces.
     Revision of the Risk Analysis Principles Applied by the 
Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) and the CCCF as to Their 
Separation from the CCFA and Their Applicability to Feed.
     Revision of the Code of Practice for Source Directed 
Measures to Reduce Contamination of Food with Chemicals as to Their 
Applicability to Feed.
     Matters of Interest Arising from FAO and WHO (including 
JECFA).
     Matters of Interest Arising from other International 
Organizations--International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
     Draft Maximum Levels for Melamine in Food (liquid infant 
formula).
     Proposed Draft Maximum Levels for Arsenic in Rice.
     Proposed Draft Maximum Levels for Deoxynivalenol (DON) and 
its Acetylated Derivatives in Cereals and Cereal-Based Products.
     Proposed Draft Maximum Levels for Total Aflatoxins in 
Dried Figs including Sampling Plans.
     Editorial Amendments to the General Standard for 
Contaminants and Toxins in Foods and Feeds (GSCTFF).
     Discussion Paper on Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Food and 
Feed.
     Discussion Paper on Maximum Levels for Lead in Various 
Foods in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and 
Feed and the Related Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction 
of Lead Contamination in Foods and the Code of Practice for Source 
Directed Measure to Reduce Contamination of Foods with Chemicals.
     Discussion Paper on Mycotoxins in Sorghum.
     Discussion Paper on Ochratoxin A in Cocoa.
     Discussion Paper on Guidance for Risk Management Options 
in Light of Different Risk Assessment Options.
     Priority List of Contaminants and Naturally Occurring 
Toxicants Proposed for Evaluation by the JECFA.
    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 February 23, 2012, 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 Dr. Henry Kim for the 
6th Session of the CCCF (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state 
that they relate to activities of the 6th Session of the CCCF.

Additional Public Notification

    FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page 
located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Federal_Register_Notices/index.asp.

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    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. 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_&_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.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on 
the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, 
disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or 
family status (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).
    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for 
communication of program information (Braille, large print, and 
audiotape) should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice 
and TTY).
    To file a written complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office 
of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TTY). 
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Done at Washington, DC on: January 27, 2012.
Doreen Chen-Moulec,
U.S. office for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2012-2439 Filed 2-2-12; 8:45 am]
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