Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling, 9804-9805 [2016-04106]

Download as PDF 9804 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 38 Friday, February 26, 2016 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–2016–0003] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are sponsoring a public meeting on April 13, 2016. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 43rd Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling in Foods (CCFL) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Ottawa, Canada May 9–13, 2016. The Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 43rd Session of the CCFL and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2016, from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Room 1A–003, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 43rd Session of the CCFL will be accessible via the Internet at http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/meetingsreports/en/. Felicia Billingslea, U.S. Delegate to the 43rd Session of the CCFL, invites mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:41 Feb 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: ccfl@fda.hhs.gov. Call-In-Number If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 43rd Session of the CCFL by conference call. Please use the call-in-number below: 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. Registration Attendees may register electronically to attend the public meeting by emailing barbara.mcniff@fsis.usda.gov by April 11, 2016. The meeting will be held in a Federal building. Early registration is encouraged as it will expedite entry into the building and parking area. Attendees should 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 not able to attend the meeting in-person, but wish to participate may do so by phone. For Further Information About the 43rd Session of the CCFL Contact: Office of Nutrition, Labeling, and Dietary Supplements, CFSAN/FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS–800), College Park, MD 20740, Email: ccfl@fda. hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Barbara McNiff, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 690–4719, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: Barbara.McNiff@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 fair practices in the food trade. The CCFL is responsible for: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (a) Drafting provisions on labeling applicable to all foods; (b) Considering, amending if necessary, and endorsing draft specific provisions on labeling prepared by the Codex Committee’s drafting standards, codes of practice, and guidelines; (c) Studying specific labeling problems assigned to it by the Commission; and (d) Studying problems associated with the advertisement of food with particular reference to claims and misleading descriptions. The Committee is hosted by Canada. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 43rd Session of the CCFL will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred to the Committee by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and by other Codex Subsidiary Bodies; • Consideration of labelling provisions in draft Codex standards; • Organic aquaculture (Proposed Draft Revision of the Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling, and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods); • Date Marking (Proposed Draft Revision of the General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods); • Labelling of non-retail containers (Discussion paper); • Issues related to Internet sales of food (Discussion Paper); • Proposal to revise the General Guidelines for the Use of the Term ‘‘Halal’’; and • Other Business and Future Work. 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 April 13, 2016, 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 Felicia Billingslea for the 43rd Session of the CCFL (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 43rd Session of the CCFL. E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 38 / Friday, February 26, 2016 / Notices 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. Email: program.intake@usda.gov. Fax: (202) 690–7442. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:41 Feb 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Done at Washington, DC, on February 22, 2016. Paulo Almeida, Acting U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2016–04106 Filed 2–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–848] Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014–2015 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (OBAs) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Teh Fong Ming International Co., Ltd. (TFM). We preliminarily find that TFM has sold subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective Date: February 26, 2016. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos or Minoo Hatten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1757, and (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order 1 is OBAs and is currently classifiable under subheadings 3204.20.8000, 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 2921.59.8090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 1 See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27419 (May 10, 2012) (Order). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9805 written product description remains dispositive.2 Methodology In accordance with sections 776(a) and (b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we relied on facts available with an adverse inference with respect to TFM, the sole company in this review. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://enforcement. trade.gov/frn/index.html. Preliminary Results of Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that a weighted-average dumping margin of 6.19 percent exists for TFM for the period May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015. Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii), interested parties may submit cases briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.3 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.4 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An 2 A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the memorandum to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014– 2015’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 4 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2) and 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 38 (Friday, February 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04106]


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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 38 / Friday, February 26, 2016 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2016-0003]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Food Labeling

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA), are sponsoring a public meeting on April 13, 2016. The objective 
of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public 
comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be 
discussed at the 43rd Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labeling 
in Foods (CCFL) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking 
place in Ottawa, Canada May 9-13, 2016. The Deputy Under Secretary for 
Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing 
interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on 
the 43rd Session of the CCFL and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 
from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA), Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, Center for 
Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Room 
1A-003, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 43rd Session 
of the CCFL will be accessible via the Internet at http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
    Felicia Billingslea, U.S. Delegate to the 43rd Session of the CCFL, 
invites U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the 
following email address: ccfl@fda.hhs.gov.

Call-In-Number

    If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 43rd 
Session of the CCFL by conference call. Please use the call-in-number 
below:
    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.

Registration

    Attendees may register electronically to attend the public meeting 
by emailing barbara.mcniff@fsis.usda.gov by April 11, 2016. The meeting 
will be held in a Federal building. Early registration is encouraged as 
it will expedite entry into the building and parking area. Attendees 
should 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 
not able to attend the meeting in-person, but wish to participate may 
do so by phone.
    For Further Information About the 43rd Session of the CCFL Contact: 
Office of Nutrition, Labeling, and Dietary Supplements, CFSAN/FDA, 5100 
Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-800), College Park, MD 20740, Email: 
ccfl@fda.hhs.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Barbara 
McNiff, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4861, 
Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 690-4719, Fax: (202) 720-3157, 
Email: Barbara.McNiff@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 fair practices in the food 
trade.
    The CCFL is responsible for:
    (a) Drafting provisions on labeling applicable to all foods;
    (b) Considering, amending if necessary, and endorsing draft 
specific provisions on labeling prepared by the Codex Committee's 
drafting standards, codes of practice, and guidelines;
    (c) Studying specific labeling problems assigned to it by the 
Commission; and
    (d) Studying problems associated with the advertisement of food 
with particular reference to claims and misleading descriptions.
    The Committee is hosted by Canada.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 43rd Session of the CCFL 
will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters referred to the Committee by the Codex 
Alimentarius Commission and by other Codex Subsidiary Bodies;
     Consideration of labelling provisions in draft Codex 
standards;
     Organic aquaculture (Proposed Draft Revision of the 
Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling, and Marketing of 
Organically Produced Foods);
     Date Marking (Proposed Draft Revision of the General 
Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods);
     Labelling of non-retail containers (Discussion paper);
     Issues related to Internet sales of food (Discussion 
Paper);
     Proposal to revise the General Guidelines for the Use of 
the Term ``Halal''; and
     Other Business and Future Work.
    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 April 13, 2016, 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 Felicia Billingslea for the 
43rd Session of the CCFL (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state 
that they relate to activities of the 43rd Session of the CCFL.

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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.

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.
    Email: program.intake@usda.gov.
    Fax: (202) 690-7442.
    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 February 22, 2016.
Paulo Almeida,
Acting U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2016-04106 Filed 2-25-16; 8:45 am]
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