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Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Roger Sockman

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) 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 40th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH), to be held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Dec. 1 - 5, 2008.

The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m., in Room 1A003, FDA, Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD. Agenda items and documents relating to the 40th Session of CCFH will be available on the Codex Alimentarius Web site at www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

CCFH was established to elaborate codes, standards, and related texts for food hygiene. The Committee is hosted by the United States.

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 in attending the public meeting should pre-register by providing your name and affiliation to Ms. Tiffany Paulsin at Tiffany.Paulsin@fda.hhs.gov or by calling (301) 436-2380. Parking is available at no charge to attendee who pre-register.

For further information concerning the 40th Session of the CCFH, contact Rebecca Buckner, Co-Alternate to the U. S. Delegate to the CCFH, FDA, CFSAN, by phone at (301) 436-1486, by fax at (301) 436-2632 or by e-mail at Rebecca.Buckner@fda.hhs.gov. Individuals are invited to submit their comments electronically to the following e-mail address: Rebecca.Buckner@fda.hhs.gov.

For further information about the public meeting, contact Syed Ali, International Issues Analyst, FSIS, by phone at (202) 205-7760, by fax (202) 720-3157 or by e-mail at Syed.ali@fsis.usda.gov.

Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations for the public meeting should notify Doreen Chen-Moulec, FSIS, at (202) 205-7760, or by fax at (202) 720-3157.
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