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

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2007 - The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Department of Health and Human Services 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 28th Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS), to be held in Budapest, Hungary, March 5 - 9, 2007.

The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in Room 1A002, Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, Md.

Agenda items and documents relating to the 28th Session of CCMAS will be available on the Codex Alimentarius Web site 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.

Interested parties should submit their comments on this meeting notice. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to Gregory Diachenko, U.S. Delegate, at Gregory.Diachenko@fda.hhs.gov. For further information concerning the 28th Session of the CCMAS, contact Dr. Diachenko by e-mail or phone at (301) 436-1898, or by fax at (202) 436-2364.

Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations for the public meeting should notify Syed Ali, international issues analyst, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, at (202) 205-7760, or by fax (202) 720-3157.
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