Approaches to Reducing Sodium Consumption; Establishment of Dockets; Request for Comments, Data, and Information; Correction
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) are correcting a notice that appeared in the Federal Register of September 15, 2011 (76 FR 57050). In that notice, FDA and FSIS established dockets to obtain comments, data, and evidence relevant to the dietary intake of sodium, as well as current and emerging approaches designed to promote sodium reduction. The document published with two typographical errors in the References section. This document corrects those errors.
Pre-Harvest Food Safety for Cattle; Public Meeting
This notice is announcing that the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), are hosting a public meeting to seek input on pre-harvest pathogen control strategies designed to reduce the likelihood that beef will be contaminated with pathogens of public health concern, such as Shiga toxin- producing E. coli and Salmonella, during the slaughter process.
Approaches To Reducing Sodium Consumption; Public Meeting
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) are announcing a public meeting entitled ``Approaches to Reducing Sodium Consumption.'' FDA and FSIS recently published a Federal Register notice that announced the establishment of dockets to obtain comments, data, and evidence relevant to the dietary intake of sodium as well as current and emerging approaches designed to promote sodium reduction. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide interested persons an opportunity to discuss the topics raised in the earlier notice.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
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 October 20, 2011. 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 33rd Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU)of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany from November 14-18, 2011. In addition, two working groups will meet on November 12 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to discuss the Proposed Draft Revision of the Guidelines on Formulated Supplementary Foods for Older Infants and Young Children, and the Proposed Draft Revision of the Codex General Principles for the Addition of Essential Nutrients to Foods. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 33rd Session of the CCNFSDU and to address items on the agenda.