Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, 49982-49983 [2019-20606]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 49982 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Notices products exported to the United States from regions affected with SVD. These requirements include information collection activities such as a certificate, recordkeeping, cooperative service agreement, and storage requirements. The regulations require, among other things, that the pork-filled pasta products be accompanied by a certificate stating that the product has been handled and processed according to the requirements set forth in the regulations. This certificate must be issued and signed by an official of the national government of the region in which the pork-filled pasta products were processed. In addition, the processing facility where the pork-filled pasta products are produced must maintain original records for a minimum of 2 years for each lot of pork or pork products used. The records must include the date the cooked or dry-cured pork product was received in the processing facility, the lot number or other identification marks, the health certificate that accompanied the cooked or dry-cured pork from the slaughter/processing facility to the meat-filled pasta product processing facility, and the date the pork or pork product used in the pasta either started dry-curing (if the product used is a dry-cured ham) or the date the product was cooked (if the product used is a cooked pork product). The records must also include the number of packages, the number of hams or cooked pork products per package, and the weight of each package. These records would provide important information in any trace-back investigation that may need to be conducted by officials of the region of origin of the pork-filled pasta product or by USDA officials. The operator of a foreign processing establishment must enter into a cooperative service agreement with APHIS stating that: (1) The establishment agrees to process pork in accordance with the regulations; (2) the establishment will allow APHIS representatives unannounced entry into the establishment to inspect the facility, operations, and records of the establishment; and (3) the establishment will pay for the costs of the associated inspections and be current on the payments. Also, any storage room area reserved for pork or pork products eligible for export to the United States must, among other things, be marked by signs. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of Burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. Respondents: Officials of the national government of the region in which the pork-filled pasta is processed and operators of pork-filled pasta product processing facilities. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.5. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 5. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 17th day of September 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–20578 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE U.S. Codex Office Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses AGENCY: PO 00000 U.S. Codex Office, USDA. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of public meeting and request for comments. ACTION: The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on November 1, 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 41st Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Dusseldorf, Germany, November 24–29, 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 41st Session of the CCNFSDU and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for November 1, 2019, from 1:00–4:00 EDT. SUMMARY: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 1A003, The Wiley Auditorium of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Harvey H. Wiley Building, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU will be accessible via the internet at the following address: https:// www.fao.org/fao-whocodexalimentarius/meetings/en/. Dr. Douglas Balentine, U.S. Delegate to the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: douglas.balentine@fda.hhs.gov. Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU by conference call, please register by emailing uscodex@usda.gov to receive the call-in number and participant code. Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting by emailing uscodex@usda.gov by October 30, 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 41st Session of the CCNFSDU, contact U.S. Delegate, Dr. Douglas Balentine, Director, Office of Nutrition and Food Labelling, Center for Food Safety and ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Notices Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive (HFS–830), College Park, MD 20740; phone: +1 (240) 402–2375; email: douglas.balentine@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 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 Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) are: (a) To study specific nutritional problems assigned to it by the Commission and advise the Commission on general nutrition issues; (b) To draft general provisions, as appropriate, concerning the nutritional aspects of all foods; (c) To develop standards, guidelines, or related texts for foods for special dietary uses, in cooperation with other committees where necessary; (d) To consider, amend if necessary, and endorse provisions on nutritional aspects proposed for inclusion in Codex standards, guidelines, and related texts. The CCNFSDU is hosted by Germany. The United States attends the CCNFSDU as a member country of Codex. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred to the Committee by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and/or other subsidiary bodies • Matters of interest arising from FAO and WHO • Review of the Standard for Follow-up Formula (CXS 156–1987) Æ Draft scope, description, and labelling for follow-up formula for older infants Æ Essential composition requirements for follow-up formula for older infants and [product] for young VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 children Æ Proposed draft product definition and labelling for [product] for young children Æ Proposed draft standard for followup formula for older infants and [product] for young children • Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods Æ Proposed draft guidelines for Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods Æ Section 5.2.2 (food additives) and Section 6.2 (proteins) • Trans-fatty acids (TFAs) Æ Proposed draft claim for ‘‘free’’ of trans fatty acids Public Meeting At the November 1, 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 Dr. Douglas Balentine, U.S. Delegate for the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU. 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: https:// 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. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49983 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 September 18, 2019. Mary Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2019–20606 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agency: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. Title: 2020 Census Post-Enumeration Survey Initial and Final Housing Unit Follow-up. OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Form Number(s): D–1303, D–1303PR, D–1340, D–1340PR, D–1380, D–1380PR, D–1325, D–1325PR, D–1303.Ref, D–1303.Ref(PR), D–1340.Ref, D–1340.Ref(PR), D–26(E/S), D–26PR, D–31 (E/S), D–31PR, D–1028(PES), D–1028(PES)(PR). Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 216,200. This includes 180,000 housing units for Initial Housing Unit Follow-up, 8,000 housing units for Final Housing Unit Follow-up, 27,000 housing units for Initial Housing Unit Follow-up Quality Control, and 1,200 housing units for Final Housing Unit Follow-up Quality Control. Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes. Burden Hours: 18,017 hours. Needs and Uses: The PostEnumeration Survey for the 2020 Census will be conducted to provide estimates of census net coverage error and components of census coverage (such as correct enumerations, omissions, and erroneous enumerations, including duplicates) for housing units and people living in housing units to E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

U.S. Codex Office


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses

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 
November 1, 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 41st Session of 
the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses 
(CCNFSDU) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Dusseldorf, Germany, 
November 24-29, 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 41st Session of the CCNFSDU and to 
address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for November 1, 2019, from 1:00-
4:00 EDT.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 1A003, 
The Wiley Auditorium of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 
Harvey H. Wiley Building, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740. 
Documents related to the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU will be accessible 
via the internet at the following address: https://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/en/. Dr. Douglas Balentine, U.S. Delegate to 
the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU, 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 41st Session of the CCNFSDU by conference call, please register 
by emailing [email protected] to receive the call-in number and 
participant code.
    Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting 
by emailing [email protected] by October 30, 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 41st Session of the CCNFSDU, 
contact U.S. Delegate, Dr. Douglas Balentine, Director, Office of 
Nutrition and Food Labelling, Center for Food Safety and

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Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive 
(HFS-830), College Park, MD 20740; phone: +1 (240) 402-2375; email: 
[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 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 Nutrition and 
Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) are:
    (a) To study specific nutritional problems assigned to it by the 
Commission and advise the Commission on general nutrition issues;
    (b) To draft general provisions, as appropriate, concerning the 
nutritional aspects of all foods;
    (c) To develop standards, guidelines, or related texts for foods 
for special dietary uses, in cooperation with other committees where 
necessary;
    (d) To consider, amend if necessary, and endorse provisions on 
nutritional aspects proposed for inclusion in Codex standards, 
guidelines, and related texts.
    The CCNFSDU is hosted by Germany. The United States attends the 
CCNFSDU as a member country of Codex.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 41st Session of the 
CCNFSDU will be discussed during the public meeting:

 Matters referred to the Committee by the Codex Alimentarius 
Commission and/or other subsidiary bodies
 Matters of interest arising from FAO and WHO
 Review of the Standard for Follow-up Formula (CXS 156-1987)
    [cir] Draft scope, description, and labelling for follow-up formula 
for older infants
    [cir] Essential composition requirements for follow-up formula for 
older infants and [product] for young children
    [cir] Proposed draft product definition and labelling for [product] 
for young children
    [cir] Proposed draft standard for follow-up formula for older 
infants and [product] for young children
 Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods
    [cir] Proposed draft guidelines for Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods
    [cir] Section 5.2.2 (food additives) and Section 6.2 (proteins)
 Trans-fatty acids (TFAs)
    [cir] Proposed draft claim for ``free'' of trans fatty acids

Public Meeting

    At the November 1, 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 Dr. Douglas Balentine, U.S. 
Delegate for the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU (see ADDRESSES). Written 
comments should state that they relate to activities of the 41st 
Session of the CCNFSDU.

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: https://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 September 18, 2019.
Mary Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2019-20606 Filed 9-23-19; 8:45 am]
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