Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene, 45944-45945 [2019-18876]

Download as PDF 45944 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 170 Tuesday, September 3, 2019 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 U.S. Codex Office Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene 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 September 26, 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 51st Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4–8, 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 51st Session of the CCFH and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for September 26, 2019, from 1:00–4:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 107–A of the Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 51st Session of the CCFH will be accessible via the internet at the following address: http://www.fao.org/fao-whocodexalimentarius/meetings/en/. Ms. Jenny Scott, U.S. Delegate to the 51st Session of the CCFH, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: jenny.scott@ fda.hhs.gov. Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Aug 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 51st Session of the CCFH 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 uscodex@usda.gov by September 23, 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 51st Session of the CCFH, contact U.S. Delegate, Ms. Jenny Scott, Senior Advisor, Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive (HFS–300), Room 3B–014, College Park, MD 20740, Phone: +1 (240) 402–2166, Fax: +1 (301) 436–2632, jenny.scott@fda.hhs.gov. For Further Information about the public meeting Contact: U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250. Phone (202) 720 7760, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: uscodex@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice, and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting 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 CCFH are: (a) Developing basic provisions on food hygiene, applicable to all food or to specific food types; (b) Considering and amending or endorsing provisions on food hygiene contained in Codex commodity standards and codes of practice developed by Codex commodity committees; (c) Considering specific food hygiene problems assigned to it by the Commission; PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (d) Suggesting and prioritizing areas where there is a need for microbiological risk assessment at the international level and developing questions to be addressed by the risk assessors; and (e) Considering microbiological risk management matters in relation to food hygiene and in relation to the FAO/ WHO risk assessments. The CCFH is hosted by the United States. The United States attends the CCFH as a member country of Codex. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 51st Session of the CCFH will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and/or other Codex Subsidiary Bodies to the Committee • Matters arising from the Work of FAO and WHO • Information from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) • Proposed draft code of practice on food allergen management for food business operators Æ Comments in reply to CL 2019/69–FH • Proposed draft revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene (CXC 1– 1969) and its HACCP Annex Æ Comments in reply to CL 2019/70–FH • Proposed draft guidance for the management of biological foodborne outbreaks Æ Comments in reply to CL 2019/71–FH • Proposed draft guidelines for the control of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in beef, unpasteurized milk and cheese produced from unpasteurized milk, leafy greens, and sprouts Æ Comments in reply to CL 2019/72–FH • Discussion paper on principles for the safe use of water in food processing • Other Business and Future Work: Æ (a) New Work/Forward Workplan (Proposals in reply to CL 2019/50–FH) Public Meeting At the September 26, 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 Ms. Jenny Scott, U.S. Delegate for the 51st Session of the CCFH (see ADDRESSES). E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2019 / Notices Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 51st Session of the CCFH. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Additional Public Notification Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables 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:// 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. 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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 August 21,2019. Mary Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2019–18876 Filed 8–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Aug 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 U.S. Codex Office 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 September 12, 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 21st Session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, October 7–11, 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 21st Session of the CCFFV and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for September 12, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 2–L285 of the Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 21st Session of the CCFFV will be accessible via the internet at the following address: http://www.fao.org/fao-who-odexali mentarius/meetings/en/. Mr. Dorian LaFond, U.S. Delegate to the 21st Session of the CCFFV, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: dorian.lafond@ usda.gov. Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 21st Session of the CCFFV by conference call, please use the call-innumber: 888–844–9904 and participant code 5126092. Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting by emailing uscodex@usda.gov by September 10, 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45945 may do so by phone, as discussed above. For Further Information about the 21st Session of the CCFFV, contact U.S. Delegate, Mr. Dorian LaFond, International Food Standards Coordinator, Fruits and Vegetables Program, Specialty Crops Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mail Stop 0247, Washington, DC 20250, Phone: +1 (202) 690–4944, Email: dorian.lafond@ usda.gov. For Further Information about the public meeting Contact: U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250. Phone 202 720 7760, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: uscodex@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 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) are: a. To elaborate worldwide standards and codes of practice as may be appropriate for fresh fruits and vegetables b. to consult, as necessary, with other international organizations in the standards development to avoid duplication The CCFFV is hosted by Mexico. The United States attends the CCFFV as a member country of Codex. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 21st Session of the CCFFV will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters arising from the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other committees • Draft Standard for Kiwifruit: tolerance for decay • Draft Standard for Garlic • Proposed Draft Standard for Ware Potatoes • Proposed Draft Standard for Fresh Dates • Proposed Draft Standard for Yams • Proposed Draft Standard for Onions and Shallots E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

U.S. Codex Office


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

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 
September 26, 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 51st Session of 
the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) of the Codex Alimentarius 
Commission, in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4-8, 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 51st 
Session of the CCFH and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for September 26, 2019, from 
1:00-4:00 p.m. EDT.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 107-A of 
the Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250. 
Documents related to the 51st Session of the CCFH will be accessible 
via the internet at the following address: http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/en/.
    Ms. Jenny Scott, U.S. Delegate to the 51st Session of the CCFH, 
invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically 
to the following email address: [email protected].
    Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting 
for the 51st Session of the CCFH 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 [email protected] by September 23, 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 51st Session of the CCFH, contact 
U.S. Delegate, Ms. Jenny Scott, Senior Advisor, Office of Food Safety, 
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration, 5001 Campus Drive (HFS-300), Room 3B-014, College Park, 
MD 20740, Phone: +1 (240) 402-2166, Fax: +1 (301) 436-2632, 
[email protected].
    For Further Information about the public meeting Contact: U.S. 
Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South Agriculture 
Building, Washington, DC 20250. Phone (202) 720 7760, Fax: (202) 720-
3157, Email: [email protected].

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 Terms of Reference of the Codex Committee on CCFH are:
    (a) Developing basic provisions on food hygiene, applicable to all 
food or to specific food types;
    (b) Considering and amending or endorsing provisions on food 
hygiene contained in Codex commodity standards and codes of practice 
developed by Codex commodity committees;
    (c) Considering specific food hygiene problems assigned to it by 
the Commission;
    (d) Suggesting and prioritizing areas where there is a need for 
microbiological risk assessment at the international level and 
developing questions to be addressed by the risk assessors; and
    (e) Considering microbiological risk management matters in relation 
to food hygiene and in relation to the FAO/WHO risk assessments.
    The CCFH is hosted by the United States. The United States attends 
the CCFH as a member country of Codex.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 51st Session of the CCFH 
will be discussed during the public meeting:

 Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and/or 
other Codex Subsidiary Bodies to the Committee
 Matters arising from the Work of FAO and WHO
 Information from the World Organisation for Animal Health 
(OIE)
 Proposed draft code of practice on food allergen management 
for food business operators
[cir] Comments in reply to CL 2019/69-FH
 Proposed draft revision of the General Principles of Food 
Hygiene (CXC 1-1969) and its HACCP Annex
[cir] Comments in reply to CL 2019/70-FH
 Proposed draft guidance for the management of biological 
foodborne outbreaks
[cir] Comments in reply to CL 2019/71-FH
 Proposed draft guidelines for the control of Shiga toxin-
producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in beef, unpasteurized milk and 
cheese produced from unpasteurized milk, leafy greens, and sprouts
[cir] Comments in reply to CL 2019/72-FH
 Discussion paper on principles for the safe use of water in 
food processing
 Other Business and Future Work:
[cir] (a) New Work/Forward Workplan (Proposals in reply to CL 2019/50-
FH)

Public Meeting

    At the September 26, 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 Ms. Jenny Scott, U.S. 
Delegate for the 51st Session of the CCFH (see ADDRESSES).

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Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 
51st Session of the CCFH.

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://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 https://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: [email protected].
    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 August 21,2019.
Mary Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2019-18876 Filed 8-30-19; 8:45 am]
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