Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils, 68842-68843 [2014-27413]

Download as PDF 68842 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 223 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0036] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils 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 January 13, 2015. 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 24th session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Malaysia, February 9–13, 2015. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 24th session of the CCFO and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for January 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Harvey Wiley Building, United States Food and Drug Administration, CFSAN, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Room number TBA, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 24th session of the CCFO will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius. org/meetings-reports/en/. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 Call in Number If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 24th session of CCFO by conference call, please use the call in number and participant code listed below: Call in Number: 1–888–844–9904 The participant code will be listed on the Web link below: http://www.fsis. usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/ international-affairs/us-codexalimentarius/public-meetings. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 24TH SESSION OF THE CCFO CONTACT: Paul Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Paul South, U.S. Delegate to the 24th session of CCFO, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: Paul.South@fda.hhs.gov. South, Review Chemist, Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, Phone: (240) 402–1640, Fax: (301) 436– 2632, Email: Paul.South@fda.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Marie Maratos, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 205–7760, Fax: (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 24th session of CCFO will be discussed during the public meeting: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Matters Referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and Other Codex Committees • Proposed draft Standard for Fish Oils • Review of the Lists of acceptable previous cargoes • 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 • 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 or request copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES). Public Meeting At the January 13, 2015 public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items will be described and discussed. 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 24th session of CCFO, Paul South (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 24th session of CCFO. 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/wps/portal/ fsis/topics/regulations/federal-register. FSIS also will 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, recalls, 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 and farm groups, E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, and other individuals who have asked to be included. The update is 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 email 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/wps/portal/fsis/programs-andservices/email-subscription-service. 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 account. USDA Non-Discrimination Statement No agency, officer, or employee of the USDA shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/ parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs, exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination any person in the United States under any program or activity conducted by the USDA. How To File a Complaint of Discrimination To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http://www. ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/ 2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf, or write a letter signed by you or your authorized representative. Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email: Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410. Fax: (202) 690–7442. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Email: program.intake@usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Done at Washington, DC, on November 14, 2014. Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2014–27413 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2010–0023] Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Certain Raw Beef Products Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability and response to comments. AGENCY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing that it has completed and is making available its analysis on the estimated costs and benefits associated with the implementation of its non-O157 STEC testing on beef manufacturing trimmings and the costs and benefits associated with the potential expansion of its nonO157 STEC testing to ground beef and ground beef components other than beef manufacturing trimmings. In addition, FSIS is responding to comments that it received on the previous cost benefits analysis. SUMMARY: To receive full consideration, comments should be received by January 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice and the cost benefit analysis. 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: 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 2010–0023. 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 Patriot Plaza DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68843 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: Daniel L. Engeljohn, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Telephone: (202) 205–0495. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 20, 2011, FSIS announced in the Federal Register its determination that raw, non-intact beef products or raw, intact beef products that are intended for use in raw, nonintact product, that are contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, or O145 are adulterated within the meaning of 21 U.S.C. 601(m)(1)(76 FR 58157; Sep. 20, 2011). In support of its determination, the Agency cited evidence of the STEC organisms’ high pathogenicity, low infectious dose, transmissibility from person to person, and thermal resistance high enough for them to survive ordinary cooking (76 FR 51858–51859). FSIS stated that raw, non-intact beef products that are contaminated with these STEC are also unhealthful and unwholesome (under 21 U.S.C. 601(m)(3)) (76 FR 58159). In this 2011 Federal Register notice, FSIS included an estimate of costs and benefits of testing for non-O157 STEC in all non-intact beef product subject to Agency testing (76 FR 58157; Sept. 20, 2011, at 58162–58164). The Agency asked for comments on its plans for implementing the program, including cost estimates (76 FR 58164), which included costs to FSIS laboratories for analyzing trim samples for non-O157 STEC (approximately $204,050 to $338,270 per year in 2010 dollars), cost of additional establishments testing for non-O157 (about $12.3 million to $16.4 million per year), and the loss to the industry from diverting the contaminated products (about $12.1 to $16.1 million per year). FSIS also announced in this notice its plan to conduct a new ‘‘checklist’’ survey of its field inspection personnel who are stationed in beef slaughter and processing establishments. FSIS implemented a verification sampling and testing program for the six adulterant non-O157 STEC in raw beef manufacturing trimmings on June 4, 2012, as announced in a 2012 Federal Register notice (77 FR 9889; Feb. 2012). The Agency also announced (75 FR 31975 at 31976; May 31, 2012) that it would update and revise the September E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2014-0036]


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 January 13, 2015. 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 24th session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils 
(CCFO) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in 
Malaysia, February 9-13, 2015. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and 
the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the 
opportunity to obtain background information on the 24th session of the 
CCFO and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for January 13, 2015 from 10:00 
a.m.-12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Harvey Wiley 
Building, United States Food and Drug Administration, CFSAN, 5100 Paint 
Branch Parkway, Room number TBA, College Park, MD 20740.
    Documents related to the 24th session of the CCFO will be 
accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
    Paul South, U.S. Delegate to the 24th session of CCFO, invites U.S. 
interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the 
following email address: Paul.South@fda.hhs.gov.

Call in Number

    If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 24th 
session of CCFO by conference call, please use the call in number and 
participant code listed below:

Call in Number: 1-888-844-9904

The participant code will be listed on the Web link below: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/international-affairs/us-codex-alimentarius/public-meetings.

For Further Information About the 24th Session of the CCFO Contact: 
Paul South, Review Chemist, Office of Food Safety, Center for Food 
Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5100 
Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, Phone: (240) 402-1640, 
Fax: (301) 436-2632, Email: Paul.South@fda.hhs.gov.

For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Marie 
Maratos, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Room 4861, 
Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 205-7760, Fax: (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 24th session of 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
     Review of the Lists of acceptable previous cargoes
     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
     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 or request copies of these documents (see 
ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the January 13, 2015 public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the 
agenda items will be described and discussed. 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 24th 
session of CCFO, Paul South (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should 
state that they relate to activities of the 24th session of CCFO.

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 on-line through the FSIS Web page located 
at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations/federal-register.
    FSIS also will 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, recalls, 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 and farm 
groups,

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consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, and other 
individuals who have asked to be included. The update is 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 email 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/wps/portal/fsis/programs-and-services/email-subscription-service.
    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 account.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

    No agency, officer, or employee of the USDA shall, on the grounds 
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual 
orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, 
income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs, 
exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to 
discrimination any person in the United States under any program or 
activity conducted by the USDA.

How To File a Complaint of Discrimination

    To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program 
Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf, or write a letter signed by you or your 
authorized representative.
    Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, 
or email:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410.

Fax: (202) 690-7442.

Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for 
communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact 
USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    Done at Washington, DC, on November 14, 2014.
Mary Frances Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2014-27413 Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
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