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U.S. Delegates and Alternate Delegates

General Subject Committees | Commodity Committees (Active and Adjourned) | ad hoc Task Forces | Regional Coordinating Committees

WORLDWIDE GENERAL CODEX SUBJECT COMMITTEES

Contaminants in Foods
(Host Government - The Netherlands)

Delegate 
Nega Beru, Ph.D.
Director
Office of Food Safety (HFS-300)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-1700
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2651
Nega.Beru@fda.hhs.gov 

Alternate 
Kerry Dearfield, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
Office of Public Health Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Room 9-195, PP 3 (Mail Stop 3766)
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: +1 (202) 690-6451
Fax: +1 (202) 690-6337
Kerry.Dearfield@fsis.usda.gov  

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Food Additives
(Host Government - China)

Delegate 
Susan E. Carberry, Ph.D.
Supervisory Chemist
Division of Petition Review
Office of Food Additive Safety (HFS-265)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-1269
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2972
Susan.Carberry@fda.hhs.gov

Alternate 
Paul S. Honigfort, Ph.D.
Consumer Safety Officer
Division of Food Contact Notifications (HFS-275)
Office of Food Additive Safety
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-1206
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2965
Paul.Honigfort@fda.hhs.gov

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Food Hygiene
(Host Government - United States)

Delegate 
Jenny Scott
Senior Advisor
Office of Food Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
HFS-300, Room 3B-014
College Park, MD 20740-3835
Phone: +1 (240) 402-2166
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2632
Jenny.Scott@fda.hhs.gov 

Alternates 
Kerry Dearfield, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
Office of Public Health Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Room 9-195, PP 3 (Mail Stop 3766)
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: +1 (202) 690-6451
Fax: +1 (202) 690-6337
Kerry.Dearfield@fsis.usda.gov

Andrew Chi Yuen Yeung, Ph.D.
Consumer Safety Officer
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition 
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
HFS-316
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-1541
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2632
Andrew.Yeung@fda.hhs.gov

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Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection Systems
(Host Government - Australia)

Delegate 
Mary Stanley
Director
International Policy Division
Office of Policy and Program Development
Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Room 2925, South Agriculture Building
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: +1 (202) 720-0287
Fax: +1 (202) 720-4929
Mary.Stanley@fsis.usda.gov 

Alternate 
Julie Callahan, Ph.D.
International Policy Manager
International Affairs Staff
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-550)
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-2054
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2618
Julie.Callahan@fda.hhs.gov

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Food Labelling
(Host Government - Canada)

Delegate 
Felicia B. Billingslea
Director
Food Labeling and Standards Staff
Office of Nutrition, Labeling, and Dietary Supplements
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-820)
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-2371
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2636
felicia.billingslea@fda.hhs.gov 

Alternate 
Jeffrey Canavan
Deputy Director
Labeling and Program Delivery Staff Division
Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW - Stop 5273
Patriots Plaza 3, 8th Floor-161A
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: +1 (301) 504-0860
Fax: +1 (202) 245-4792
jeff.canavan@fsis.usda.gov

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General Principles
(Host Government - France)

Delegate Note: A member of the Steering Committee heads the delegation to meetings of the General Principles Committee.

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Methods of Analysis and Sampling
(Host Government - Hungary)

Delegate 
Gregory O. Noonan, Ph.D.
Research Chemist
Division of Analytical Chemistry
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-2250
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2634
Gregory.Noonan@fda.hhs.gov 

Alternate 
Dr. Timothy Norden
Branch Chief
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA)
Technology and Science Division
U. S. Department of Agriculture
10383 Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153
Phone: +1 (816) 891-0470
Fax: +1 (816) 891-8070
timothy.norden@gipsa.usda.gov

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Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
(Host Government - Germany)

Delegate 
Paula R. Trumbo, Ph.D.
Nutrition Programs
Office of Nutrition, Labeling and Dietary Supplements
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
US Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway HFS-830
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-2579
Fax: +1 (301) 436-1191
Paula.Trumbo@fda.hhs.gov

Alternate 
Allison Yates, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Beltsville Area 
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Bldg. 003, Room 223
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: +1 (301) 504-5193
Fax: +1 (301) 504-5863
Allison.Yates@ars.usda.gov

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Pesticide Residues
(Host Government - China)

Delegate 
Lois Rossi
Director of Registration Division
Office of Pesticide Programs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: +1 (703) 305-5447
Fax: +1 (703) 305-6920
Rossi.Lois@epa.gov 

Alternate 
Dr. Pat Basu
Senior Leader
Chemistry, Toxicology and Related Sciences
Office of Public Health Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Patriots Plaza III, Room 9-205
1400 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20250-3766
Phone: +1 (202) 690-6558
Fax: +1 (202) 690-2364
Pat.Basu@fsis.usda.gov

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Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
(Host Government - United States)

Delegate 
Dr. Kevin Greenlees
Senior Advisor for Science and Policy
Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, HFV-100
Center for Veterinary Medicine
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
7500 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855
Phone: +1 (240) 402-0638
Fax: +1 (240) 276-9538
kevin.greenlees@fda.hhs.gov  

Alternate 
Dr. Charles Pixley, DVM, Ph.D.
Director
Laboratory Quality Assurance Division
Office of Public Health Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
950 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: +1 (706) 546-3559
Fax: +1 (706) 546-3452
charles.pixley@fsis.usda.gov

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WORLDWIDE COMMODITY CODEX COMMITTEES (ACTIVE)

Fats and Oils
(Host Government - Malaysia) 

Delegate 
Dr. Paul South
Review Chemist
Office of Food Safety (HFS-317)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD, USA 20740-3835
Phone: +1 (240) 402-1640
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2632
Paul.South@fda.hhs.gov

Alternate
Robert A. Moreau, Ph.D.
Research Chemist
Eastern Regional Research Center
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
600 East Mermaid Lane
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Phone: +1 (215) 233-6428
Fax: +1 (215) 233-6406
robert.moreau@ars.usda.gov

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Fish and Fishery Products
(Host Government - Norway)

Delegates 
Timothy Hansen
Director
Seafood Inspection Program
National Marine Fisheries Services
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1315 East West Highway SSMC#3
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: +1 (301) 427-8314
Fax: +1 (301) 713-1081
Timothy.Hansen@noaa.gov

Dr. William Jones
Director
Division of Seafood Safety
Office of Food Safety (HFS- 325)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-2300
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2601
William.Jones@fda.hhs.gov

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
(Host Government - Mexico)

Delegate 
Dorian LaFond
International Standards Coordinator
Fruit and Vegetables Program
Specialty Crop Inspection Division
Agricultural Marketing Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Stop 0247, South Agriculture Building
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-0247
Phone: +1 (202) 690-4944
Fax: +1 (202) 690-1527
dorian.lafond@usda.gov 

Alternate 
Samir K. Assar, Ph.D.
Director
Produce Safety Staff
Office of Food Safety
Food and Drug Administration
Phone: +1 (240) 402-1636
Samir.Assar@fda.hhs.gov

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Processed Fruits and Vegetables
(Host Government - United States)

Delegate 
Dorian LaFond
International Standards Coordinator
Fruit and Vegetables Program
Specialty Crop Inspection Division
Agricultural Marketing Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Stop 0247, South Agriculture Building
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-0247
Phone: +1 (202) 690-4944
Fax: +1 (202) 690-1527
Dorian.Lafond@usda.gov 

Alternate 
Yinqing Ma, Ph.D.
Consumer Safety Officer
Office of Food Safety (HFS-317)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-2479
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2632
Yinqing.Ma@fda.hhs.gov

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Spices and Culinary Herbs 
(Host Government - India)

Delegate 
Dorian LaFond
International Standards Coordinator
Fruit and Vegetables Program
Specialty Crop Inspection Division
Agricultural Marketing Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Stop 0247, South Agriculture Building
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-0247
Phone: +1 (202) 690-4944
Fax: +1 (202) 690-1527
Dorian.Lafond@usda.gov 

Alternate 
George C. Ziobro, Ph.D.
Dairy and Egg Branch, HFS-316
Division of Plant and Diary Food Safety
Office of Food Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-1965
George.Ziobro@fda.hhs.gov

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WORLDWIDE COMMODITY CODEX COMMITTEES (ADJOURNED)

Cereals, Pulses and Legumes (adjourned sine die)
(Host Government - United States)

Delegate 
Henry Kim, Ph.D.
Supervisory Chemist
Division of Plant and Dairy Food Safety
Office of Food Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-2023
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2651
henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov

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Cocoa Products and Chocolate (adjourned sine die)
(Host Government - Switzerland)

Delegate 
Michelle Smith, Ph.D.
Food Technologist
Office of Plant and Dairy Foods and Beverages
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (HFS-306)
Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740-3835
Phone: +1 (240) 402-2024
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2651
michelle.smith@fda.hhs.gov

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Meat Hygiene (adjourned sine die)
(Host Government - New Zealand)

Delegate 
Vacant

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Milk and Milk Products (adjourned sine die
(Host Government - New Zealand)

Delegate 
Diane D. Lewis
Director, Grading and Standards Division
Dairy Programs
Agricultural Marketing Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture  
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC  20250
Phone: +1 (202) 690-0530
Fax:  +1 (202) 720-2643
Diane.Lewis@ams.usda.gov

Alternate 
John F. Sheehan
Director
Division of Plant and Dairy Food Safety
Office of Food Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (HFS-3 15)
Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: +1 (240) 402-1488
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2632
john.sheehan@fda.hhs.gov

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Natural Mineral Waters (adjourned sine die)
(Host Government - Switzerland)

Delegate 
Lauren Posnick Robin, Sc.D.
Review Chemist
Office of Food Safety
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740-3835
Phone: +1 (240) 402-1639
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2632
Lauren.Robin@fda.hhs.gov

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Sugars (adjourned sine die)
(Host Government - United Kingdom)

Delegate 
Martin J. Stutsman, J.D.
Office of Food Safety (HFS-317)
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740-3835
Phone: +1 (240) 402-1642
Fax: +1 (301) 436-2651
Martin.Stutsman@fda.hhs.gov

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Vegetable Proteins (adjourned sine die)
(Host Government - Canada)

Delegate 
Vacant

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AD HOC INTERGOVERNMENTAL TASK FORCES

Animal Feeding
(Host government - Switzerland) 

Delegate 
Daniel G. McChesney, Ph.D.
Director
Office of Surveillance and Compliance
Center for Veterinary Medicine
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
7529 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855
Phone: +1 (240) 453-6830
Fax: +1 (240) 453-6880
Daniel.McChesney@fda.hhs.gov 

Alternate
Dr. Patty Bennett
Branch Chief
Risk Assessment Division
Office of Public Health Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
901 Aerospace Center
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: +1 (202) 690-6189
patty.bennett@fsis.usda.gov

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Antimicrobial Resistance
(Host government - Republic of Korea)

Delegate 
David G. White, M.S., Ph.D.
Director
Office of Research
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Center for Veterinary Medicine
8401 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
Phone: +1 (301) 210-4187
Fax: +1 (301) 210-4685
David.White@fda.hhs.gov 

Alternate 
Neena Anandaraman, DVM, MPH
Veterinary Medical Officer
Applied Epidemiology Division
Office of Public Health Science
Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Stop 3777, PP3, 9-241B
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: +1 (202) 690-6429
Fax: +1 (202) 690-6364
neena.anandaraman@fsis.usda.gov

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REGIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEES
There are six regional coordinating committees:

Contact: 
Mary Frances Lowe
United States Manager for Codex
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Food Safety
Room 4861, South Agriculture Building
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone: +1 (202) 205-7760
Fax: +1 (202) 720-3157
maryfrances.lowe@fsis.usda.gov

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Last Modified Apr 18, 2014