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Public Meeting to Address Codex Committee on Food Hygiene

Friday, October 23, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Food Safety 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 comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 41st Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH), to be held in San Diego, Calif., November 16 - 20, 2009.


The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 1 to 4 p.m., in Room 1A-003, FDA, Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, Md. Items that will be discussed include: Draft Annex for Fresh Leafy Vegetables to the Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Draft Guidelines for the Control of Campylobacter and Salmonella in Chicken Meat, Draft Code of Hygienic Practice for Control of Viruses in Food and Draft Codes of Practice for Vibrio in Seafood. A complete agenda and documents relating to the 41st Session of CCFH will be available on the Codex Alimentarius Web site at http://www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.


For further information about the public meeting, contact Jasmine Matthews, Program Analyst, U.S. Codex Office, by phone at (202) 690-1124 or by e-mail at Jasmine.Matthews@fsis.usda.gov.

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