Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on General Principles, 5048-5049 [2019-02747]

Download as PDF 5048 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / Notices their 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 February 13, 2019. Mary Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2019–02746 Filed 2–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE U.S. Codex Office Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on General Principles U.S. Codex Office, USDA. Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on February 25, 2019. 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 31st Session of the Codex Committee on SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Feb 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 General Principles (CCGP) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Bordeaux, France, March 11–15, 2019. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 31st Session of the CCGP and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for February 25, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. EST to 4:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 107A at the Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 31st Session of the CCGP will be accessible via the internet at the following address: http:// www.fao.org/fao-whocodexalimentarius/meetings-reports/en. Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Delegate to the 31st Session of the CCGP, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: maryfrances.lowe@osec.usda.gov. Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 31st Session of the CCGP by conference call, please use the call-in-number: 888– 844–9904 and participant code 5126092. Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting by emailing ken.lowery@osec.usda.gov by February 21, 2019. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building. The meeting will take place in a Federal building. Attendees should bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through the security screening systems. Attendees who are not able to attend the meeting in person, but who wish to participate, may do so by phone, as discussed above. For Further Information about the 31st Session of the CCGP Contact: U.S. Delegate, Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 205–7760, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: maryfrances.lowe@osec.usda.gov. For Further Information about the Public Meeting Contact: Ken Lowery, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690–4042, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: ken.lowery@ osec.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Terms of Reference of the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) are: To deal with such procedural and general matters as are referred to it by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, including: • The review or endorsement of procedural provisions/texts forwarded by other subsidiary bodies for inclusion in the Procedural Manual of the Codex Alimentarius Commission; and • the consideration and recommendation of other amendments to the Procedural Manual. The CCGP is hosted by France. The United States attends CCGP as a member country of Codex. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 31st Session of the CCGP will be discussed during the public meeting: • Adoption of the Agenda • Matters referred to the Committee • Procedural guidance for committees working by correspondence • Use of examples in Codex Standards • Information on activities of FAO and WHO relevant to the work of CCGP • Other business • Discussion paper on emerging and future issues of relevance to CCGP • Date and place of new session • Adoption of the report Public Meeting At the February 25, 2019, 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 Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Delegate for the 31st Session of the CCGP (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 31st Session of the CCGP. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, the U.S. Codex Office will announce this Federal Register publication on-line through the USDA web page located at: http:// E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / Notices www.usda.gov/codex/, a link that also offers an email subscription service providing access to information related to Codex. Customers can add or delete their subscription 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 February 13, 2019. Mary Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2019–02747 Filed 2–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE U.S. Codex Office Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods U.S. Codex Office, USDA. Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on April 1, 2019. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Feb 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 13th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, April 29–May 3, 2019. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 13th Session of the CCCF and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for April 1, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 1A003 at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD, 20740–3835. Documents related to the 13th Session of the CCCF will be accessible via the internet at the following address: http:// www.fao.org/fao-whocodexalimentarius/meetings-reports/en. Dr. Lauren Posnick Robin, U.S. Delegate to the 13th Session of the CCCF, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: henry.kim@ fda.hhs.gov. Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 13th Session of the CCCF by conference call, please register in advance by emailing henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov. To call in, you may use the call-in-number: 1–877–465–7975 and participant code 906 083 160. You may also join by Webex, using the link: Join Webex meeting; meeting number/access code: 906 083 160; and meeting password: rTEQAMG4. Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting by emailing henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov by March 25, 2019. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building. The meeting will take place in a Federal building. Attendees should bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through the security screening systems. Attendees who are not able to attend the meeting in person, but who wish to participate, may do so by phone or Web, as discussed above. For Further Information about the 13th Session of the CCCF: Please contact Henry Kim, Ph.D., FDA, at henry.kim@ fda.hhs.gov, or Doreen Chen-Moulec, U.S. Codex Office, at doreen.chenmoulec@osec.usda.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5049 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 their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade. The Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (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 (JEFCA). (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; and (e) Considering other matters assigned to it by the Codex Alimentarius 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 13th Session of the CCCF will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred to CCCF by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and its subsidiary bodies • Matters of interest arising from FAO and WHO (including JECFA) • Matters of interest arising from other international organizations • Proposed draft maximum levels (MLs) for lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (GSCTFF) (CXS 193–1995) • Proposed draft MLs for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products • Draft Code of practice for the reduction of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3– MCPDEs) and glycidyl esters (GEs) in refined oils and food products made with refined oils • Proposed draft MLs for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts and associated sampling plan E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 20, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-02747]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

U.S. Codex Office


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
General Principles

AGENCY: U.S. Codex Office, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on 
February 25, 2019. 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 31st Session of 
the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) of the Codex 
Alimentarius Commission, in Bordeaux, France, March 11-15, 2019. The 
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Under Secretary for Trade 
and Foreign Agricultural Affairs recognize the importance of providing 
interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on 
the 31st Session of the CCGP and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for February 25, 2019, from 1:00 
p.m. EST to 4:00 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 107A at 
the Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250. 
Documents related to the 31st Session of the CCGP will be accessible 
via the internet at the following address: http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings-reports/en.
    Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Delegate to the 31st Session of the CCGP, 
invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically 
to the following email address: maryfrances.lowe@osec.usda.gov.
    Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting 
for the 31st Session of the CCGP by conference call, please use the 
call-in-number: 888-844-9904 and participant code 5126092.
    Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting 
by emailing ken.lowery@osec.usda.gov by February 21, 2019. Early 
registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the 
building. The meeting will take place in a Federal building. Attendees 
should bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass 
through the security screening systems. Attendees who are not able to 
attend the meeting in person, but who wish to participate, may do so by 
phone, as discussed above.
    For Further Information about the 31st Session of the CCGP Contact: 
U.S. Delegate, Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius, 
U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South 
Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 205-7760, 
Fax: (202) 720-3157, Email: maryfrances.lowe@osec.usda.gov.
    For Further Information about the Public Meeting Contact: Ken 
Lowery, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, 
South Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690-
4042, Fax: (202) 720-3157, Email: ken.lowery@osec.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 Terms of Reference of the Codex Committee on General Principles 
(CCGP) are:

    To deal with such procedural and general matters as are referred 
to it by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, including:
     The review or endorsement of procedural provisions/
texts forwarded by other subsidiary bodies for inclusion in the 
Procedural Manual of the Codex Alimentarius Commission; and
     the consideration and recommendation of other 
amendments to the Procedural Manual.

    The CCGP is hosted by France. The United States attends CCGP as a 
member country of Codex.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 31st Session of the CCGP 
will be discussed during the public meeting:

 Adoption of the Agenda
 Matters referred to the Committee
 Procedural guidance for committees working by 
correspondence
 Use of examples in Codex Standards
 Information on activities of FAO and WHO relevant to the 
work of CCGP
 Other business
 Discussion paper on emerging and future issues of relevance 
to CCGP
 Date and place of new session
 Adoption of the report

Public Meeting

    At the February 25, 2019, 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 Mary Frances Lowe, 
U.S. Delegate for the 31st Session of the CCGP (see ADDRESSES). Written 
comments should state that they relate to activities of the 31st 
Session of the CCGP.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, the U.S. Codex Office will 
announce this Federal Register publication on-line through the USDA web 
page located at: http://

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www.usda.gov/codex/, a link that also offers an email subscription 
service providing access to information related to Codex. Customers can 
add or delete their subscription 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 February 13, 2019.
Mary Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2019-02747 Filed 2-19-19; 8:45 am]
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