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Codex Federal Register Notices and Public Meetings

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 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV)

The U.S. Codex Program is sponsoring a public meeting on September 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT to provide information and receive public comment on agenda items and draft U.S. positions (PDF, 562 KB) to be discussed at the 21st Session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, October 7-11, 2019. The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 2-L285 of the Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 21st Session of the CCFFV will be accessible via the internet at the following address: www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/en.

  • Mr. Dorian LaFond, U.S. Delegate to the 21st Session of the CCFFV, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: dorian.lafond@usda.gov.
  • Please register to attend by emailing uscodex@usda.gov by September 10, 2019. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building, for which attendees should bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through federal building security screening systems.
  • Attendees who are not able to attend in person, but who wish to participate, may do so by phone/conference call; please use the call-in number: 1-888-844-9904, participant code 5126092.

Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH)

The U.S. Codex Program is sponsoring a public meeting on September 26, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. EDT to provide information and receive public comment on agenda items and draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 51st Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene, in Cleveland, Ohio, November 4-8, 2019. The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 107-A of the Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 51st Session of the CCFH will be accessible via the internet at the following address: www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/en.

  • Ms. Jenny Scott, U.S. Delegate to the 51st Session of the CCFH, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: jenny.scott@fda.hhs.gov.
  • Please register to attend by emailing uscodex@usda.gov by September 23, 2019. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building, for which attendees should bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through federal building security screening systems.
  • Attendees who are not able to attend in person, but who wish to participate, may do so by phone/conference call; please use the call-in number: 1-888-844-9904, participant code 5126092.

Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TFAMR)

The U.S. Codex Program is sponsoring a public meeting on November 21, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST to provide information and receive public comment on agenda items and draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 7th Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, December 9-13, 2019. The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 107-A of the Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 7th Session of the TFAMR will be accessible via the internet at the following address: www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/en.

  • Dr. Donald A. Prater, U.S. Delegate to the 7th Session of the TFAMR, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: donald.prater@fda.hhs.gov.
  • Please register to attend by emailing uscodex@usda.gov by November 18, 2019. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building, for which attendees should bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through federal building security screening systems.
  • Attendees who are not able to attend in person, but who wish to participate, may do so by phone/conference call; please use the call-in number: 1-888-844-9904, participant code 5126092.

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 are listed below and can also be found on the U.S. Codex Office section of federalregister.gov.

July 2, 2019: Codex Committee on International Standard-Setting Activities | PDF (412 KB)

February 25, 2019: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues | PDF (238 KB)

February 20, 2019: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling | PDF (227 KB)

February 20, 2019: Meeting of the Codex Committee on General Principles | PDF (228 KB)

February 20, 2019: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods | PDF (227 KB)

December 28, 2018: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO) | PDF (196 KB)

October 22, 2018: Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs | PDF (195 KB)

October 18, 2018: U.S. Codex Program: FY2019-2023 Strategic Plan | PDF (189 KB)

October 1, 2018: Codex Committee on Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance | PDF (211 KB)

September 20, 2018: Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses | PDF (230 KB)

September 20, 2018: Codex Committee on Food Hygiene | PDF (217 KB)

September 6, 2018: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) | PDF (197 KB)