Public meeting will focus
on contaminants in food
Feb 20, 2009 8:50 AM
The Office of the Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, and Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring a public meeting. This meeting will provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 3rd Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF).
The meeting is set for Thursday, March 5, 2009, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Harvey Wiley Federal Building, the FDAís Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, Maryland.
Documents and agenda items related to the CCCF session, to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in late March, will be accessible at www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) was established in 1963 by 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 consumer health and ensure that fair practices are used in trade.
Established by Codex in 2006, the CCCF acts as a separate committee to establish or endorse maximum levels for contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed.
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