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Public Meeting Scheduled to Address Agenda Items for the 3rd Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 3rd Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on antimicrobial resistance which will be held in Jeju, Republic of Korea, Oct. 12 - 16, 2009.

The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Room 107-A, USDA, Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, 1200 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250. Attendees will be required to present photo identification at the door.

Documents and agenda items related to the 3rd Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on antimicrobial resistance will be accessible at http://www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

 Interested parties may submit written comments at the public meeting, or by e-mail to David G. White at David.White@fda.hhs.gov.

For further information about the public meeting or to request a sign language interpreter or any other special accommodation, contact Doreen Chen-Moulec, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, by e-mail at Doreen.Chen-Moulec@fsis.usda.gov or uscodex@fsis.usda.gov or by phone at (202) 205-7760 or fax at (202) 720-3157. 

 

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