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USA - USDA to Hold Public Meeting to Address Agenda Items for the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and CVM are sponsoring a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 6th Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding (AFTF). The following items will be discussed during the public meeting: Proposed guidelines on application of risk assessment for feed Proposed prioritized list of hazards in feed

January 12, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) along with the Food and Drug Administration’s (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 to be discussed at the 6th Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding (AFTF). The AFTF will meet in Berne, Switzerland from February 20, 2012 through February 24, 2012. 

The public meeting will be held on January 18, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Jaime L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 107-A, Washington, D.C.

The following items will be discussed during the public meeting:

  • Proposed guidelines on application of risk assessment for feed
  • Proposed prioritized list of hazards in feed

Documents and agenda items related to the 6th Session of the AFTF will be accessible at the Codex website at www.codexalimentarius.org.

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

For more information, or to submit written comments about the 6th Session of the AFTF and the public meeting, contact Daniel G. McChesney, Director, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA, 7529 Standish Place, Rockville, Md. 20855. Telephone: 1 (240) 453-6830, fax: 1 (240) 453-6880 or email: daniel.mcchesney@fda.hhs.gov. 

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