USDA, FDA prepare for international food safety meeting
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration will hold public meetings in College Park, Md., Oct. 22 and Nov. 12 to gather comments to prepare the U.S. position for the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) meeting in Brisbane, Australia, Dec. 1-5.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission was formed in 1962 by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization. The CCFICS was established to develop principles and guidelines for food import and export inspection and certification systems to facilitate trade through harmonization and to supply safe and quality foods to consumers.
For more information about the meeting, contact Edith Kennard at (202) 720-5261.