Codex News - March 6, 2015
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Coordinating Committee for Asia (CCASIA): The U.S. Codex Office concluded a three-day colloquium in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on March 5. Delegates from China, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam, exchanged views to prepare for participation in the upcoming meetings for the Committee on General Principles (CCGP), the Committee on Food Additives (CCFA), and the Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF). This is the 6th CCASIA colloquium since this series began in 2012.
Upcoming Public Meetings
Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR): The US Delegate to the CCPR has scheduled the public meeting for Monday, March 16 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), One Potomac Yard, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Room S-7100, Arlington, VA. The purpose of this public meeting is to present draft US positions on the topics to be discussed at the upcoming meeting of CCPR. If you are not able to attend the meeting in person, please use the following information to connect by phone: Call-in Number: 1-866-299-3188; Call in Number for International Participants: 1-706-758-1822; Participant Code: 7033056463. CCPR will hold its 47th session in Beijing, China from April 13-18. The proposed agenda for this session is available at http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food (CCRVDF): The US Delegate to the CCRVDF will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, March 19 from 1:00-4:00 PM, at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 107-A, 1400 Independence Ave, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250. The purpose of this public meeting is to present draft US positions on the topics to be discussed at the upcoming meeting of CCRVDF. Persons interested in attending the public meeting in person are strongly urged to provide their name, organizational affiliation, and contact information to Kenneth Lowery (202-205-7760; firstname.lastname@example.org) for pre-clearance into the building. Persons interested in participating by teleconference should dial 888-844-9904, and use participant code 512-6092. CCRVDF will hold its 22nd session in San Jose, Costa Rica, April 27-May 1. The proposed agenda for this session is available at http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.