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Codex Federal Register Notices and Public Meetings

Federal Register Notices

Federal Register notices are annually prepared to inform the public of the sanitary and phytosanitary standard-setting activities of Codex. The announcement of this, plus other notices that involve Codex can be found on the U.S. Codex Office section of federalregister.gov.

Public Meetings

U.S. Delegates to Codex committees schedule public meetings prior to their committee meetings to inform the public about the meeting agenda and proposed U.S. positions on the issues. During these public meetings, delegates also receive comments from interested parties on Codex issues.

Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA)

The U.S. Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on March 19, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 54th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA54), which will be held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, People’s Republic of China from April 22-26, 2024.

  • The public meeting will take place in a hybrid format. The on-site location is Meeting Room 1A-001 and 1A-002 at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD, 20740-3835. Documents related to the 54th Session of the CCFA will be accessible via the internet at the following address: www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/detail/it/?meeting=CCFA&session=54.
  • Dr. Daniel Folmer, U.S. Alternate Delegate to the 54th Session of the CCFA, invites interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: daniel.folmer@fda.hhs.gov.
  • Registration: In-person attendees must register to attend the public meeting at the following email address: ccfa@cfsan.fda.gov. Attendees should register by March 14, 2024. Virtual attendees may register to attend the public meeting at the following link: fda.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIscuqvqTwiGKBCWt0kic2WOMeTXzyGcdo. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For further information about the public meeting, contact Dr. LaShonda Cureton by phone at (240) 402-1351 or by email at lashonda.cureton@fda.hhs.gov.

Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF)

The U.S. Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on March 21, 2024, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM EDT. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 17th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF17), which will be held in Panama City, Panama from April 15-19, 2024.