[Federal Register: June 9, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 111)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[FDMS Docket No. FSIS-2006-0004]

 
International Standard-Setting Activities

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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     SUMMARY: This is an attachment that was inadvertently left 
out of the notice that published on June 6, 2006. (71 FR 32504). For 
the readers convenience this goes with Attachment 1.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: F. Edward Scarbrough, PhD, United 
States Manager for Codex, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the 
Under Secretary for Food Safety, Room 4861,

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South Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20250-3700; (202) 205-7760. For information pertaining to particular 
committees, the delegate of that committee may be contacted. (A 
complete list of U.S. delegates and alternate delegates can be found in 
Attachment 2 to this notice.)

    Done in Washington, DC: June 6, 2006.
Mary Ann Riley,
FSIS, Liaison Officer.

Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants

    The Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (CCFAC) (a) 
establishes or endorses permitted maximum or guideline levels for 
individual food additives, contaminants, and naturally occurring 
toxicants in food and animal feed; (b) prepares priority lists of food 
additives and contaminants for toxicological evaluation by the Joint 
FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); (c) recommends 
specifications of identity and purity for food additives for adoption 
by the Commission; (d) considers methods of analysis for food additive 
and contaminants; and (e) considers and elaborates standards and codes 
for related subjects such as labeling of food additives when sold as 
such and food irradiation. The following matters are under 
consideration by the Commission at its 29th Session in July 2006. The 
relevant document is ALINORM 6/29/12.
     Revised Terms of Reference on the Codex Committee on Food 
Additives and Contaminants.

Food Additives

    To be considered at Step 8:
     General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA): Draft Food 
Additive Provisions in Tables 1 and 2.
     Draft Revised Preamble to the GSFA.
    To be considered at Step 5/8:
     General Standard for Food Additives: Proposed Draft Food 
Additive Provisions in Tables 1, 2 and 3.
     Advisory Specifications for the Identity and Purity of 
Food Additives.
     Proposed Draft Revisions to the Codex International 
Numbering System for Food Additives.
    To be considered for Revocation and Discontinuation of work:
     Proposed Draft and Draft Food Additive Provisions in the 
GSFA.
    To be considered for New Work:
     Guidelines for the use of flavoring agents.
    The Committee is continuing work on:
     General Standard for Food Additives: Draft Food. Additive 
Provisions (in Tables 1, 2, and 3)
     International Numbering System.
     Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food 
Additives.
     Inventory of Processing Aids.

Contaminants

    To be consideredat Step 8:
     Maximum Level for Lead of 0.3 mg/kg in Fish.
     Maximum Levels for Cadmium in polished rice of 0.4 mg/kg, 
and in marine bivalve mollusks (excluding oysters and scallops) and in 
cephalopods (without viscera) of 2 mg/kg.
    To be consideredat Step 5/8:
     Proposed Amendment to the Preamble of the Codex General 
Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Foods (GSCTF).
     Proposed Draft Appendix to the Codex Code of Practice for 
the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in Tree Nuts to 
address additional measures for the prevention and reduction of 
aflatoxin in Brazil nuts.
     Proposed Draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and 
Reduction of Dioxin and Dioxin-like PCB Contamination in Foods and 
Feeds.
     Proposed Draft Guidelines Levels for Radionuclides in 
Foods Contaminated Following a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency for 
Use in International Trade.
    To be consideredat Step 5:
     Proposed Draft Maximum Level for Aflatoxin in ready-to-eat 
almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios.
     Proposed Draft Maximum Levels for Tin of 250 mg/kg in 
canned foods other than beverages, and 150 mg/kg in canned beverages.
    To be consideredfor New Work:
     To revise the Preamble of the GSCTF to remove the 
procedural provisions; to include them in the Procedural Manual; to 
amend the complementary food categorization system for the GCSFT; to 
align the language of the Preamble with the definitions contained in 
the Procedural Manual; to update the provision in the Procedural Manual 
regarding toxins.
     Elaboration of a Code of Practice for the Reduction of 
Acrylamide in Food.
     Elaboration of a Code of Practice for the Reduction of 
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Food.
     Elaboration of a Code of Practice for the Prevention and 
Control of Ochratoxin A Contamination in Wine.
    The Committee is continuing work on:
     Maximum levels for aflatoxin in almonds, hazelnuts, and 
pistachios for further processing.
     Discussion Paper of Aflatoxin Contamination in Brazil 
Nuts.
     Proposed draft sampling plan for Aflatoxin Contamination 
in Almonds, Brazil nuts, Hazelnuts and Pistachios.
     Discussion paper on Deoxynivalenol (DON).
     Discussion paper on Ochratoxin A Contamination in Coffee.
     Discussion paper on Ochratoxin A Contamination in Cocoa.
     Proposed Draft maximum levels for 3-monochloropropanediol 
(3-MCPD) in liquid condiment containing HVPs.
     Proposed Draft Code of Practice for the Reduction of 
Chloropropanols during the Production of Acid Hydrolized Vegetable 
Protein (HVP) and Products that Contain Acid HVP.
     Discussion paper on Methylmercury in Fish.
     Discussion paper on Aflatoxins in Dried Figs.

General Issues

     Priority List of Food Additives, Contaminants and 
Naturally Occurring Toxicants Proposed for Evaluation by JECFA.

    Responsible Agency: HHS/FDA.
    U.S. Participation: Yes.
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