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(202) 720-9113
Bridgette Keefe

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2007 - The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced a public meeting to discuss agenda items and present U.S. draft positions for the Seventh Session of the Codex ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology (TFFBT), to be held in Chiba, Japan, Sept. 24 - 28.

The public meeting will be held from 2 - 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, in Room 0161, South Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, D.C. Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions and offer comments.

Members of the public can access documents pertaining to the Seventh Session of the TFFBT at http://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. The TFFBT was established by the 23rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 1999 to elaborate standards, guidelines, and other principles relating to foods derived from biotechnology.

For further details concerning the Seventh Session of the TFFBT, contact U.S. Delegate Dr. Eric Flamm, senior advisor, Office of the Commissioner, FDA, at (301) 827-0591 or by fax at (301) 827-4774. For further information about the public meeting or to request a sign language interpreter or any other special accommodations, please contact Edith Kennard, staff officer, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection Service, at (202) 720-5261 or by e-mail at Edith.Kennard@fsis.usda.gov.
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