Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food, 1887-1889 [2015-00433]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Calculations for the Benefits, Travel and Operating, Overhead, and Allowance for Bad Debt Rates These rates are components of the basetime, overtime, holiday, and laboratory services rates formulas. Benefits Rate: The quotient of dividing the previous fiscal year’s direct benefits costs by the previous fiscal year’s total hours (regular, overtime, and holiday), plus that quotient multiplied by the calendar year’s percentage cost of living increase. Some examples of direct benefits are health insurance, retirement, life insurance, and Thrift Savings Plan basic and matching contributions. The calculation for the 2015 benefits rate per hour per program employee is: [FY 2014 Direct Benefits/(Total Regular hours + Total Overtime hours + Total Holiday hours) ($140,056,558/ 16,226,581)] = $8.63 + ($8.63 * 1.8% (calendar year 2015 Cost of Living Increase) = $8.78. Travel and Operating Rate: The quotient of dividing the previous fiscal year’s total direct travel and operating costs by the previous fiscal year’s total hours (regular, overtime, and holiday), plus that quotient multiplied by the calendar year’s percentage of inflation. The calculation for the 2015 travel and operating rate per hour per program employee is: [FY 2014 Total Direct Travel and Operating Costs/(Total Regular hours + Total Overtime hours + Total Holiday hours) ($12,514,065/16,226,581)] = $.77 + ($.77 * 1.8% (2015 Inflation) = $.79. Overhead Rate: The quotient of dividing the previous fiscal year’s indirect costs plus the previous fiscal year’s information technology (IT) costs in the Public Health Data Communication Infrastructure System Fund plus the previous fiscal year’s Office of Management Program cost in the Reimbursable and Voluntary Funds plus the provision for the operating balance less any Greenbook costs (i.e., costs of USDA support services prorated to the service component for which fees are charged) that are not related to food inspection by the previous fiscal year’s total hours (regular, overtime, and holiday) worked across all funds, plus the quotient multiplied by the calendar year’s percentage of inflation. The calculation for the 2015 overhead rate per hour per program employee is: [FY 2014 Total Overhead/(Total Regular hours + Total Overtime hours + Total Holiday hours) ($264,700,950/ 16,226,581)] = $16.31 + ($16.31 * 1.8% (2015 Inflation) = $16.61. Allowance for Bad Debt Rate = Previous fiscal year’s total allowance for VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 bad debt (for example, debt owed that is not paid in full by plants and establishments that declare bankruptcy) divided by previous fiscal year’s total hours (regular, overtime, and holiday) worked. The 2015 calculation for bad debt rate per hour per program employee is: [FY 2014 Total Bad Debt/(Total Regular hours + Total Overtime hours + Total Holiday hours) = ($365,480/ 16,226,581)] = $.02. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, FSIS will announce this Federal Register publication on-line through the FSIS Web page located at: http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/federal-register. FSIS also will make copies of this 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 our constituents and stakeholders. The Update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, 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/subscribe. Options range from recalls to export information, regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password protect their accounts. 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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 January 9, 2015. Alfred V. Almanza, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–00432 Filed 1–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0046] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food 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), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are sponsoring a public meeting on February 23, 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 9th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in New Delhi, India, March 16–20, 2015. The Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 9th Session of the CCCF and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2015, from 1:00–4:00 p.m. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 1888 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / Notices The public meeting will take place at the Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, United States Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Room TBA, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 9th Session of the CCCF will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/meetingsreports/en/. Nega Beru, U.S. Delegate to the 9th Session of the CCCF invites interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov. ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Registration Attendees may register electronically at the same email address provided above by February 19, 2015. 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 9th Session of CCCF by conference call, please use the call-in number. Call-In Number: 1–888–844–9904. The participant code will be posted on the Web page below: http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/ topics/international-affairs/us-codexalimentarius/public-meetings. Further Information About the 9th 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 is responsible for: (a) Establishing or endorsing permitted maximum levels, and where necessary revising existing guideline levels for contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed; (b) Preparing priority lists of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); (c) Considering and elaborating methods of analysis and sampling for the determination of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed; (d) Considering and elaborating standards or codes of practice for related subjects; (e) Considering other matters assigned to it by the Commission 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 9th Session of the CCCF will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters Referred to the CCCF by the Codex Alimentarius Commission or its subsidiary bodies • Proposed draft maximum levels for deoxynivalenol (DON) in raw cereal grains (wheat, maize and barley) including sampling plans and in flour, meal, semolina and flakes derived from wheat, maize or barley • Maximum levels for lead in fruit juices and nectars (ready to drink), canned fruits, and canned vegetables • Maximum levels for lead in selected fruits and vegetables • Proposed draft maximum levels for inorganic arsenic in husked rice • Proposed draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Arsenic Contamination in Rice • Proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in Cereals • Proposed draft maximum level for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts • Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate and Cocoaderived products PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Proposed draft maximum levels for DON and its acetylated derivatives in cereals and cereal based products • Paper on submission and use of data from GEMS/Food • Discussion paper on radionuclides • Discussion paper on approaches for phasing in of lower MLs • Discussion paper on maximum levels for methylmecury in fish • Discussion paper on mycotoxin contamination in spices • Discussion paper on feasibility to develop a Code of Practice for mycotoxins in spices • Priority list of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants proposed for evaluation by JECFA. Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by the Secretariat before the meeting. Members of the public may access or request copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES). Public Meeting At the February 23, 2015, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items will be described, 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 9th Session of the CCCF (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 9th Session of the CCCF. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, FSIS will announce this Federal Register publication on-line through the FSIS Web page located at: http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/federal-register. FSIS also will make copies of this 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 our constituents and stakeholders. The Update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, 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/subscribe. Options range from recalls to export information, regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / Notices subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password protect their accounts. 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 January 9, 2015. Paulo Almeida, Acting, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2015–00433 Filed 1–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0047] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are sponsoring a public meeting on March 19, 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 22nd Session of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in San Jose, Costa Rica, from April 27–May 1, 2015. The Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and the Food and Drug Administration recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 22nd Session of CCRVDF, and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Jamie L. Whitten Building, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., Room 107–A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 22nd Session of CCRVDF will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/meetingsreports/en/. Kevin Greenlees, U.S. Delegate to the 22nd Session of the CCRVDF, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: Kevin.Greenlees@fda.hhs.gov. Call In Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 22nd Session of the CCRVDF, by conference call. Please use the call in number. Call in Number: 1–888–858–2144. The participant code will be posted on the Web page below: http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/ topics/international-affairs/us-codexalimentarius/public-meetings. Registration: Attendees may register by emailing uscodex@fsis.usda.gov by March 14, 2015. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building. 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 not able to attend the meeting in-person but wish to participate may do so by phone. Those wishing to participate by phone should check the following link http:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1889 www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/ topics/international-affairs/us-codexalimentarius/public-meetings/publicmeetings for the call-in number and participant code when they register for the meeting. For Further Information About the 22nd Session of the CCRVDF Contact: Kevin Greenlees, Senior Advisor for Science & Policy, Food and Drug Administration, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, Center for Veterinary Medicine, 7520 Standish Place, HFV– 100, Rockville, MD 20855, Tel: (240) 276–8214, Fax: (240) 276–9538, email: Kevin.Greenlees@fda.hhs.gov. For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Kenneth Lowery, US CODEX Office, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250, Tel: (202) 690– 4042, Fax: (202) 720–3157, email: Kenneth.Lowery@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Codex Alimentarius (Codex) was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice, and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade. The CCRVDF is responsible for determining priorities for the consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods, recommending maximum levels of such substances; developing codes of practice as may be required, and considering methods of sampling and analysis for the determination of veterinary drug residues in foods. The Committee is hosted by the United States of America. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 21st Session of the CCRVDF will be discussed during the public meeting: • Discussion paper regarding the issues and concerns that impact the ability of the CCRVDF to efficiently perform its work • Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other Codex Committees • Matters of Interest arising from FAO/ WHO and from the 78th Meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 9 (Wednesday, January 14, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-00433]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2014-0046]


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

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), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 
and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are sponsoring a 
public meeting on February 23, 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 9th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food 
(CCCF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in 
New Delhi, India, March 16-20, 2015. The Deputy Under Secretary for 
Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested 
parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 9th 
Session of the CCCF and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2015, 
from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Harvey W. Wiley 
Federal Building, United States Food and Drug Administration, Center 
for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), 5100 Paint Branch 
Parkway, Room TBA, College Park, MD 20740.
    Documents related to the 9th Session of the CCCF will be accessible 
via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
    Nega Beru, U.S. Delegate to the 9th 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 19, 2015. 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 9th 
Session of CCCF by conference call, please use the call-in number.
    Call-In Number: 1-888-844-9904.
    The participant code will be posted on the Web page below: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/international-affairs/us-codex-alimentarius/public-meetings.
    Further Information About the 9th 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 is responsible for:
    (a) Establishing or endorsing permitted maximum levels, and where 
necessary revising existing guideline levels for contaminants and 
naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed;
    (b) Preparing priority lists of contaminants and naturally 
occurring toxicants for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert 
Committee on Food Additives (JECFA);
    (c) Considering and elaborating methods of analysis and sampling 
for the determination of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants 
in food and feed;
    (d) Considering and elaborating standards or codes of practice for 
related subjects;
    (e) Considering other matters assigned to it by the Commission 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 9th Session of the CCCF 
will be discussed during the public meeting:

 Matters Referred to the CCCF by the Codex Alimentarius 
Commission or its subsidiary bodies
 Proposed draft maximum levels for deoxynivalenol (DON) in raw 
cereal grains (wheat, maize and barley) including sampling plans and in 
flour, meal, semolina and flakes derived from wheat, maize or barley
 Maximum levels for lead in fruit juices and nectars (ready to 
drink), canned fruits, and canned vegetables
 Maximum levels for lead in selected fruits and vegetables
 Proposed draft maximum levels for inorganic arsenic in husked 
rice
 Proposed draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and 
Reduction of Arsenic Contamination in Rice
 Proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice for the 
Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in Cereals
 Proposed draft maximum level for total aflatoxins in ready-to-
eat peanuts
 Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate and 
Cocoa-derived products
 Proposed draft maximum levels for DON and its acetylated 
derivatives in cereals and cereal based products
 Paper on submission and use of data from GEMS/Food
 Discussion paper on radionuclides
 Discussion paper on approaches for phasing in of lower MLs
 Discussion paper on maximum levels for methylmecury in fish
 Discussion paper on mycotoxin contamination in spices
 Discussion paper on feasibility to develop a Code of Practice 
for mycotoxins in spices
 Priority list of contaminants and naturally occurring 
toxicants proposed for evaluation by JECFA.

    Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, 
or to be distributed, by the Secretariat before the meeting. Members of 
the public may access or request copies of these documents (see 
ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the February 23, 2015, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on 
the agenda items will be described, 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 9th 
Session of the CCCF (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that 
they relate to activities of the 9th Session of the CCCF.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, FSIS will announce this Federal 
Register publication on-line through the FSIS Web page located at: 
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/federal-register.
    FSIS also will make copies of this 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 our constituents and 
stakeholders. The Update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the 
Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, 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/subscribe. Options range from recalls to export 
information, regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or 
delete

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subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password protect their 
accounts.

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 January 9, 2015.
Paulo Almeida,
Acting, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2015-00433 Filed 1-13-15; 8:45 am]
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