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February 24th, 2009

Public Meeting to Address Agenda Items for the 3rd Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods.

Public Meeting to Address Agenda Items for the 3rd Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods

The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. Based on recent outbreaks, this is obviously this is not working as well as it should be after 46 years. The following meeting has all the right participants to make significant progress in protecting our food sources. Let’s hope it is not just another meeting about another meeting.

WASHINGTON, February 19, 2009 – The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) are sponsoring a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 3rd Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF), which will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from March 23-27, 2009.

The public meeting will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Harvey Wiley Federal Building, Room 1A-001, FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD.

Documents and agenda items related to the 3rd Session of the CCCF will be accessible at the Codex Web site at www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

Please participate to the extent that you can.

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