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AGENCY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), are sponsoring a public meeting on February 5, 2013. 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 23rd Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia, February 25-March 1, 2013. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 23rd Session of the CCFO and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at FDA, CFSAN, Harvey Wiley Building, Room 1A–002, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 23rd Session of the CCFO will be accessible SUMMARY: Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/meetingsreports/en/. Martin J. Stutsman, U.S. Delegate to the 23rd Session of the CCFO, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: Martin.Stutsman@fda.hhs.gov. Call-In Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 23rd Session of the CCFO 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 23RD SESSION OF THE CCFO CONTACT: BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P PO 00000 4829 Sfmt 4703 Martin Stutsman, J.D., Office of Food Safety, CFSAN, FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, Phone: +1(240) 402–1642, Fax: +1(301) 436–2651, Email: Martin.Stutsman@fda.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Marie Maratos, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250, Phone: +1(202) 205–7760, Fax: +1(202) 720–3157, Email: Marie.Maratos@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 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 the food trade. The CCFO is responsible for elaborating worldwide standards for fats and oils of animal, vegetable, and marine origin including margarine and olive oil. The Committee is hosted by Malaysia. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 23rd Session of the CCFO will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters Referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and Other Codex Committees • Proposed Draft Standard for Fish Oils • Proposed Draft Amendment to Parameters for Rice Bran Oil in the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 4830 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2013 / Notices • Discussion Paper on the Amendment of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils: Sunflower Seed Oils • Discussion Paper on Cold Pressed Oils • Discussion Paper on the Amendment of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils: High Oleic Soybean Oil • Discussion Paper on the Amendment of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils for the addition of Palm Oil with High Oleic Acid OxG • Discussion Paper on the Revision of the Limit for Campesterol in the Codex Standard for Olive Oils and Olive Pomace Oils • Discussion Paper on the Amendment of the Standard for Olive Oils and Olive Pomace Oils: Content of Delta-7-Stigmastenol • Reference to Acceptance/Voluntary Application in Codex Standards • Other Business and Future Work 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). wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Public Meeting At the February 5, 2013, 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 for the 23rd Session of the CCFO, Martin Stutsman (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 23rd Session of the CCFO. 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. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Jan 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 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/. 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Done at Washington, DC on: January 4, 2013. Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2013–01237 Filed 1–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2012–0040] National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods; Reestablishment Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of reestablishment of Committee. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice is announcing the reestablishment of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). The Committee is being reestablished in cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The establishment of the Committee was recommended by a 1985 report of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Food Protection, Subcommittee on Microbiological SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Criteria, ‘‘An Evaluation of the Role of Microbiological Criteria for Foods.’’ The current charter for the NACMCF is available for viewing on the NACMCF homepage at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ About_FSIS/NACMCF/index.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Thomas, Advisory Committee Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Room 9–214D Patriots Plaza III, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 3700. Telephone number: (202) 690– 6620. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background USDA is charged with the administration and the enforcement of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA), and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA). The Secretary of DHHS is charged with the administration and enforcement of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). These Acts help protect consumers by ensuring that food products are wholesome, not adulterated, and properly marked, labeled, and packaged. In order to assist the Secretaries in carrying out their responsibilities under the FMIA, PPIA, EPIA, and FFDCA, the NACMCF is being reestablished. The Committee will be charged with providing recommendations to the Secretaries on the development of microbiological criteria by which the safety and wholesomeness of food can be assessed, including criteria for microorganisms that indicate whether foods have been adequately and appropriately processed. Reestablishment of this Committee is necessary and in the public interest because of the need for external expert advice on the range of scientific and technical issues that must be addressed by the FSIS and DHHS in meeting their statutory responsibilities. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2012-0055]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Fats and Oils

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), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), are 
sponsoring a public meeting on February 5, 2013. 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 23rd Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils 
(CCFO) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held 
in Langkawi, Malaysia, February 25-March 1, 2013. The Under Secretary 
for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing 
interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on 
the 23rd Session of the CCFO and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at FDA, CFSAN, Harvey Wiley 
Building, Room 1A-002, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 
20740. Documents related to the 23rd Session of the CCFO will be 
accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
    Martin J. Stutsman, U.S. Delegate to the 23rd Session of the CCFO, 
invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically 
to the following email address: Martin.Stutsman@fda.hhs.gov.
    Call-In Number:
    If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 23rd 
Session of the CCFO 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 23rd SESSION OF THE CCFO CONTACT:  
Martin Stutsman, J.D., Office of Food Safety, CFSAN, FDA, 5100 Paint 
Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, Phone: +1(240) 402-1642, Fax: 
+1(301) 436-2651, Email: Martin.Stutsman@fda.hhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT:  Marie 
Maratos, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4861, 
Washington, DC 20250, Phone: +1(202) 205-7760, Fax: +1(202) 720-3157, 
Email: Marie.Maratos@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    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 the food trade.
    The CCFO is responsible for elaborating worldwide standards for 
fats and oils of animal, vegetable, and marine origin including 
margarine and olive oil.
    The Committee is hosted by Malaysia.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the agenda for the 23rd Session of the CCFO 
will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters Referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and 
Other Codex Committees
     Proposed Draft Standard for Fish Oils
     Proposed Draft Amendment to Parameters for Rice Bran Oil 
in the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils

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     Discussion Paper on the Amendment of the Standard for 
Named Vegetable Oils: Sunflower Seed Oils
     Discussion Paper on Cold Pressed Oils
     Discussion Paper on the Amendment of the Standard for 
Named Vegetable Oils: High Oleic Soybean Oil
     Discussion Paper on the Amendment of the Standard for 
Named Vegetable Oils for the addition of Palm Oil with High Oleic Acid 
OxG
     Discussion Paper on the Revision of the Limit for 
Campesterol in the Codex Standard for Olive Oils and Olive Pomace Oils
     Discussion Paper on the Amendment of the Standard for 
Olive Oils and Olive Pomace Oils: Content of Delta-7-Stigmastenol
     Reference to Acceptance/Voluntary Application in Codex 
Standards
     Other Business and Future Work
    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 5, 2013, 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 for 
the 23rd Session of the CCFO, Martin Stutsman (see ADDRESSES). Written 
comments should state that they relate to activities of the 23rd 
Session of the CCFO.

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.
    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, or 
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 4, 2013.
Mary Frances Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2013-01237 Filed 1-22-13; 8:45 am]
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