USDA holds meeting to prepare for 19th Codex Committee

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Monday, August 09, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Food Safety and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine are 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 19th Session of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF).

The public meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Room 107-A, USDA, Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. To participate through teleconference for the meeting, dial (866) 692-3158, and enter the passcode 5986642. Documents and agenda items related to the 19th Session of the CCRVDF will be accessible at the Codex website here

Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organisations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade.

The 19th Session of the Codes Committee will be held in Burlington, Vt., from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, 2010.
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