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(202) 720-9113
Peggy Riek

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, today announced a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the First Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on the Processing and Handling of Quick Frozen Foods (TFQFF), to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 25-29, 2008.

The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, from 1-3 p.m. in Room 1B-042, FDA, Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Pre-registration for the public meeting is not required, however, attendees must present photo identification to gain admittance to the building. Agenda items and documents related to the First Session of TFQFF may be accessed prior to the public meeting at www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp

Codex was established 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 First Session of the TFQFF or to submit comments in advance, contact U.S. Delegate to the TFQFF Donald Zink, at (301) 436-1692, or by e-mail at Donald.zink@fda.hhs.gov.

Persons requesting a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should contact Syed Ali, Staff Officer, U.S. Codex Office, FSIS, at (202) 720-0574, or by e-mail at syed.ali@fsis.usda.gov.
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