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(202) 720-9113
Peggy Riek

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2008 - The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Department of Health and Human Services today announced a public meeting to provide information and receive comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 29th Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS), to be held in Budapest, Hungary, March 10 - 14, 2008.

The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, from 2 to 3 p.m., in Room 1A001, Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, Md. Attendees must pre-register and present photo identification at the door. To pre-register, please send your name, organization, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address to Gregory.Diachenko@fda.hhs.gov by
Feb. 25, 2008.

Agenda items and documents relating to the 29th Session of CCMAS will be available on the Codex Alimentarius 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.

Interested parties should submit their comments on this meeting notice. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to U.S. Delegate to the CCMAS, Gregory Diachenko, FDA, at Gregory.Diachenko@fda.hhs.gov. For further information concerning the 28th Session of the CCMAS, contact Dr. Diachenko by e-mail or phone at (301) 436-1898, or by fax at (202) 436-2364.

Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations for the public meeting should notify Syed Ali, international issues analyst, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, at (202) 205-7760, by fax at (202) 720-3157, or by e-mail at syed.ali@fsis.usda.gov.
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