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Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Nandah Zainabu

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2007 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced a public meeting to provide information and receive comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions for the Eighth Session of the Codex Committee on Milk and Milk Products (CCMMP) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex). The formal committee session will be held at the Millennium Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand, Feb 4-8, 2008.

The public meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, in Room 3074, South Agriculture Building, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250. Pre-registration for the public meeting is not required, however, attendees must present photo identification to gain admittance to the building. Agenda items and related documents may be accessed at www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

The CCMMP was established to elaborate codes, guidelines, standards and related texts for milk and milk products.

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 Eighth Session of the CCMMP or to submit comments in advance, contact Susan Sausville, Assistant to the U.S. Delegate to the CCMMP, Chief Dairy Standardization Branch, AMS, by phone at (202) 720-7473 or by e-mail at Susan.Sausville@usda.gov.

Persons requesting a sign language interpreter for the meeting or other special accommodations should contact Syed Amjad Ali, International Issues Analyst, U.S. Codex Office, FSIS, by phone at (202) 205-7760 or by fax at (202) 720-3157.
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