Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, 23899-23901 [2013-09510]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2013 / Notices the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street, Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact John O’Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; (202) 720–0345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Accredited Laboratory Program Annual Contact Update Form. Type of Request: New. Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.) and the Poultry Products and Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et seq.). FSIS protects the public by verifying that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and correctly labeled. In addition, the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, as amended, (7 U.S.C. 138–138i) provides authority for the accreditation of nonFederal laboratories. Under these provisions, FSIS accredits non-Federal laboratories as eligible to perform analysis on official regulatory meat and poultry samples. Non-Federal laboratories that are part of the FSIS Accredited Laboratory Program will annually complete the FSIS Accredited Laboratory Program Annual Contact Update form. FSIS will use the information collected by the form to maintain necessary contact information for responsibly connected personnel at the laboratories (see 9 CFR 439.20 (e) and 9 CFR 439.1(w)). The completed FSIS Accredited Laboratory Program Annual Contact Update form will also inform the Agency if a laboratory, or responsibly connected person or entity, has been charged, indicted, or convicted of any crime listed in 9 CFR 439.52. If a laboratory or a responsibly connected person or entity has been charged or indicted of such a crime, FSIS will suspend the laboratory from the Accredited Laboratory Program (9 CFR 439.52). If a laboratory or a responsibly connected person or entity has been convicted of such a crime, FSIS will revoke the laboratory’s accreditation (9 CFR 439.53). FSIS has made the following estimates on the basis of an information collection assessment. Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it takes respondents an average of 30 hours per year to complete the forms. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Apr 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Respondents: Accredited Laboratories. Estimated No. of Respondents: 60. Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 30 hours. Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained from John O’Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence SW., Room 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; (202) 720–0345. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of FSIS’s estimate of the burden of the proposed 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, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent both to FSIS, at the addresses provided above, and to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20253. 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. 23899 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. Done at Washington, DC, on: April 18, 2013. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–09514 Filed 4–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P USDA Nondiscrimination Statement DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE The U.S. Department of Agriculture (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, audiotape, etc.) 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. Food Safety and Inspection Service PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FSIS–2013–0018] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 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) is sponsoring a public meeting on June 18, 2013. 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 ThirtySixth Session of the Codex Alimentarius SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 23900 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2013 / Notices Commission (CAC), which will take place July 1–5, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Under Secretary for Food Safety recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the session and to address items on the agenda. The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 1:00– 4:00 p.m. DATES: The public meeting will be held at The Jamie L. Whitten Building, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 107–A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 36th Session of the CAC will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.code xalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/. The U.S. Delegate to the 36th Session of the CAC invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: Barbara.McNiff@fsis.usda.gov. Call in Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 36th Session of the CAC, by conference call, Please use the call in number and participant code listed below: ADDRESSES: Call in Number: 1–888–858–2144. Participant Code: 6208658. For Further Information About the 36th Session of the CAC Contact: Barbara McNiff, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4861, South Building, Washington, DC 20250, Tel: (202) 690–4719 Fax: (202) 720– 3157, Email: Barbara.Mcniff@fsis. usda.gov. For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Jasmine Curtis, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4865, South Building, Washington, DC 20250, Tel: (202) 690–1124 Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: Jasmine.Curtis@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Apr 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 36th Session of the CAC will be discussed during the public meeting: • Report by the Chairperson on the 68th Session of the Executive Committee • Reports of FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committees and Appointment of Regional Coordinators • Proposed amendments to the Procedural Manual/Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Procedural Manual • Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 8 of the Procedure (including those submitted at Step 5 with a recommendation to omit Steps 6 and 7 and at Step 5 of the Accelerated Procedure) and Comments on Draft Standards and Related Texts submitted to the Commission for adoption • Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5 and Comments on Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5 • Revocation of Existing Codex Standards and Related Texts • Amendments to the Codex Standards and Related Texts • Proposals for the Elaboration of New Standards and Related Texts and for the Discontinuation of Work • Matters referred to the Commission by Codex Committees and Task Forces • Strategic Planning of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (a) General Implementation Status (b) Draft Codex Strategic Plan 2014– 2019 • Financial and Budgetary Matters • Matters arising from FAO and WHO (a) FAO/WHO Project and Trust Fund for Enhanced Participation in Codex (b) Other Matters arising from FAO and WHO • Relations between the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other International Organizations • Election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson and Appointment of the Coordinators • Designation of Countries responsible for Appointing the Chairpersons of Codex Committees and Task Forces and Schedule of Sessions 2014–2015 • Other Business 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 or request copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Meeting At the June 18, 2013, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items will be 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 36th Session of CAC see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 36th session of the CAC. 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 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (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, audiotape, etc.) 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., E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 78 / Tuesday, April 23, 2013 / Notices 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 April 18, 2013. Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2013–09510 Filed 4–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2013–0005] Interagency Risk Assessment— Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens: Notice of a Public Meeting Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food and Drug Administration/Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FDA/CFSAN) are holding a public meeting on May 22, 2013, to present the background, approach, scope, and findings of the draft ‘‘Interagency Risk Assessment—L. monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens.’’ The purpose of this draft quantitative risk assessment (QRA) is to evaluate the public health impact of changes in retail delicatessen (deli) practices and potential interventions to reduce or prevent L. monocytogenes contamination in readyto-eat (RTE) foods that are sliced, prepared, or packaged in retail facilities. FSIS and FDA invite interested individuals, organizations, and other stakeholders to participate in the meeting and to provide comments on the draft QRA. DATES: The public meeting will be held on May 22, 2013 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. EDT. Submit either electronic or written comments to FSIS June 24, 2013. A copy of the agenda will be made available for viewing prior to the meeting on FSIS’s Web site at www.fsis.usda.gov/News/ Meetings_&_Events/. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Washington, DC, on May 22, 2013, in the USDA Jefferson Auditorium (South Building), 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. Attendees must provide a photo ID to enter the building. The Jefferson Auditorium is located between Wings 5 and 6 in the South Building. Attendees should enter mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:51 Apr 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 the building via Wing 5 or 7 on 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW. After 9:30 a.m., attendees should enter the building via the Wing 1 entrance. Registration: Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. Pre-registration for this meeting is encouraged. To pre-register, access the FSIS Web site, http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/News/ Meetings_&_Events/. Contact Joan Lindenberger for more information on logistics at (202) 720– 0284. Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should notify Ms. Lindenberger by May 13, 2013. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including CD–ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8–163A, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–163A, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2013–0005. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go to the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janell Kause, Scientific Advisor for Risk Assessment, Office of Public Health Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20024; Telephone: (202) 690–0286, FAX: (202) 690–6337, Email: Janell.Kause@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 23901 for public comment prior to the public meeting. This draft QRA provides a scientific assessment of the risk of foodborne illness associated with consumption of RTE foods (i.e., deli meats, cheese, and deli salads) commonly prepared and sold in the deli of a retail food store and examines how that risk may be impacted by changes to common or recommended practices. FSIS and FDA have involved stakeholders and the public in the development of this QRA to ensure its utility. A request for comments, scientific data, and information for this QRA was published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009 (Ref. 1). In addition, FSIS and FDA held a public meeting on June 23, 2009, to present the background, approach, scope, and data needs for this QRA (Ref. 2) (transcripts are available for viewing by the public in the FSIS docket room and on the FSIS Web site at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/ListeriaTranscript_062309.pdf). II. Purpose of the Meeting and Agenda The purpose of the meeting on May 22, 2013, is to present the background, approach, and findings of the draft ‘‘Interagency Risk Assessment—Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens,’’ and gather public input. A copy of the agenda will be made available for viewing prior to the meeting on FSIS’s Web site at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/News/ Meetings_&_Events/. The meeting agenda will include presentations on background information relevant to L. monocytogenes at retail and data commissioned to fill specific risk assessment data needs, the overall risk assessment modeling approach, and findings. Time will be provided for questions and comments from the participants. I. Background III. Transcripts Please be advised that as soon as a transcript is available, it will be accessible at http:// www.regulations.gov. The transcript may be viewed at FSIS Docket Room, Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and will also be posted on the Agency Web site (http://www.fsis.usda.gov). FSIS and FDA will issue a draft quantitative risk assessment (QRA), ‘‘Interagency Risk Assessment—Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens’’ IV. References The following references are on display in the FSIS Docket Room at the address above between 8:00 a.m. and PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 23, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-09510]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2013-0018]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius 
Commission

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) is sponsoring a public meeting on June 
18, 2013. 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 Thirty-Sixth Session of the 
Codex Alimentarius

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Commission (CAC), which will take place July 1-5, 2013 in Rome, Italy. 
The Under Secretary for Food Safety recognizes the importance of 
providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background 
information on the session and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 
1:00-4:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at The Jamie L. Whitten 
Building, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 107-A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents 
related to the 36th Session of the CAC will be accessible via the World 
Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
    The U.S. Delegate to the 36th Session of the CAC invites U.S. 
interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the 
following email address: Barbara.McNiff@fsis.usda.gov.
    Call in Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting 
for the 36th Session of the CAC, 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 36th Session of the CAC Contact: 
Barbara McNiff, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 
4861, South Building, Washington, DC 20250, Tel: (202) 690-4719 Fax: 
(202) 720-3157, Email: Barbara.Mcniff@fsis.usda.gov.
    For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Jasmine 
Curtis, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4865, 
South Building, Washington, DC 20250, Tel: (202) 690-1124 Fax: (202) 
720-3157, Email: Jasmine.Curtis@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 adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to 
protect the health of consumers and ensure that fair practices are used 
in the food trade.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 36th Session of the CAC 
will be discussed during the public meeting:

 Report by the Chairperson on the 68th Session of the Executive 
Committee
 Reports of FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committees and 
Appointment of Regional Coordinators
 Proposed amendments to the Procedural Manual/Comments on 
Proposed Amendments to the Procedural Manual
 Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 8 of the Procedure 
(including those submitted at Step 5 with a recommendation to omit 
Steps 6 and 7 and at Step 5 of the Accelerated Procedure) and Comments 
on Draft Standards and Related Texts submitted to the Commission for 
adoption
 Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5 and 
Comments on Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5
 Revocation of Existing Codex Standards and Related Texts
 Amendments to the Codex Standards and Related Texts
 Proposals for the Elaboration of New Standards and Related 
Texts and for the Discontinuation of Work
 Matters referred to the Commission by Codex Committees and 
Task Forces
 Strategic Planning of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
    (a) General Implementation Status
    (b) Draft Codex Strategic Plan 2014-2019
 Financial and Budgetary Matters
 Matters arising from FAO and WHO
    (a) FAO/WHO Project and Trust Fund for Enhanced Participation in 
Codex
    (b) Other Matters arising from FAO and WHO
 Relations between the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other 
International Organizations
 Election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson and Appointment 
of the Coordinators
 Designation of Countries responsible for Appointing the 
Chairpersons of Codex Committees and Task Forces and Schedule of 
Sessions 2014-2015
 Other Business

    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 or request copies of these documents (see 
ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the June 18, 2013, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the 
agenda items will be 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 36th Session of CAC 
see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to 
activities of the 36th session of the CAC.

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

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (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, audiotape, 
etc.) 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.,

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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 April 18, 2013.
Mary Frances Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2013-09510 Filed 4-22-13; 8:45 am]
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