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Public Meeting to Address Agenda Items for the 32nd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Alexandra Tarrant

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2009 - The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sponsoring a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 32nd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), to be held in Rome, Italy, June 29-July 4, 2009.

The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Room 107-A, Jamie Whitten Federal Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. Attendees must present photo identification at the door.

Documents and agenda items related to the 32nd Session of CAC will be available 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.

Written comments may be submitted by interested parties by e-mail to the U.S. Codex Office, USDA. Comments may be sent to Barbara.McNiff@fsis.usda.gov. For further information concerning the 32nd Session of the CAC, contact Barbara McNiff by e-mail at Barbara.McNiff@fsis.usda.gov, by phone at (202) 690-4719, or by fax at (202) 720-3157.

For further information about the public meeting or to request a sign language interpreter or any other special accommodation, contact Jasmine Matthews, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, by e-mail at Jasmine.Matthews@fsis.usda.gov or uscodex@fsis.usda.gov or by phone at (202) 690-1124 or fax at (202) 720-3157.
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