U.S. Codex News—Friday, January 25, 2013
A summary of recent and upcoming events published biweekly; direct inquiries to USCodex@fsis.usda.gov
Coordinating Committee on Latin America and the Caribbean (CCLAC): The U.S. Codex Office concluded a three-day colloquium in Panama City, Panama, on January 17. Delegates from the United States and 23 CCLAC member countries exchanged views to prepare for participation in upcoming Codex meetings. The colloquium was co-hosted with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and attended by representatives from Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, the United States, and Uruguay. This is the 8th CCLAC colloquium since this series began in 2008.
Task Force on Animal Feeding (TFAF) will convene its 7th Session in Bern, Switzerland, February 4-8, 2013. The Task Force will focus attention on two main documents: Draft Guidelines on the Application of Risk Assessment for Feed, and Proposed Draft Guidance for Use by Governments in Prioritizing Their National Feed Hazards. The proposed agenda and supporting documents for this session are available at: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
Upcoming Public Meetings
Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO): The U.S. Codex Office will convene a public meeting on February 5 from 10:00-12:00 p.m., to go over the agenda for the next Session of CCFO at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Harvey Wiley Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Room 1A-002, College Park, MD 20740. Individuals may also participate via teleconference by calling 1-888-858-2144; Participant Code: 6208658. The upcoming Session of CCFO will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia, from February 25-March 1, 2013.
Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS): The U.S. Codex Office will convene a public meeting on February 5 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., to go over the agenda for the next Session of CCMAS at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Harvey Wiley Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Room 1A-001, College Park, MD 20740. Individuals may also participate via teleconference by calling 1-866-500-7502; Participant Code: 8623928. The upcoming Session of CCMAS will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from March 4-8, 2013.
Committee on Food Additives (CCFA): The U.S. Codex Office will convene a public meeting on February 11 from 09:00-12:00 p.m., to go over the agenda for the next Session of CCFA at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Harvey Wiley Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Rooms 1A-001 &1A-002, College Park, MD 20740. Conference call information will be provided to registered attendees. The upcoming Session of CCFA will be held in Beijing, China, from March 18-22, 2013.
JECFA (FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives): The report and toxicological monographs from the 76th meeting of JECFA (Geneva, June 5-14, 2012) have been published on the WHO website. The direct link to the PDF document is:
The links to the Index of toxicological publications are:
- http://www.who.int/foodsafety/chem/jecfa/publications/monographs/en/index.html .
JMPR (FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues): The 2012 Report of the FAO/WHO Meeting of Experts (Rome, September 11-20, 2012) on Pesticide Residues is now available on the FAO and WHO websites, following the links below. The direct link to the document is:
The link to the index is: