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(202) 720-9113
Peggy Riek

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2008 - The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety and the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), today announced a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 24th Session of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables (CCPFV) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), to be held in Arlington, Va., Sept. 15-20, 2008.

The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, in Room 2068, South Agriculture Building, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.

Agenda items and documents related to the 24th Session of the CCPFV will be accessible prior to the public meeting on the Codex Web site at www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

Codex was created in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. Codex develops food standards, guidelines and codes of practice in order to protect the health of consumers, ensure fair food trade practices and promote coordination of food standards undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

For further information regarding the 24th Session of CCPFV, or to submit questions or comments in advance, contact Dorian LaFond, International Standards Coordinator, Fruit and Vegetable Division, AMS, at (202) 690-4944, or by e-mail at Dorian.Lafond@usda.gov.

Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should contact Doreen Chen-Moulec, International Issues Analyst, U.S. Codex Office, by phone at (202) 205-7760, or e-mail at Doreen.Chen-Moulec@fsis.usda.gov.
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