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Congressional and Public Affairs
(202) 720-9113
Bridgette Keefe

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2007 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety and the Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration 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 First Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF), to be held in Beijing, China, April 16 - 20, 2007.

The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2007, from 1 - 3 p.m., in the auditorium (Room 1A003), Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Highway, College Park, Md. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building and its parking area.

Agenda items and documents related to the First Session of the CCCF will be available prior to the meeting 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.

For further details concerning the First Session of the CCCF, contact U.S. Delegate Dr. Nega Beru, FDA, at (301) 436-1284, by fax at (301) 436-2972, or by e-mail at Nega.Beru@fda.hhs.gov.

For further information about the public meeting or to request a sign language interpreter or any other special accommodations, please contact Ellen Matten, international issues analyst, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection Service, at (202) 205-7760 or by fax at (202) 720-3157.
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