The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Under Secretary for
Food Safety and Agricultural Marketing Service are convening an August
1, 2016, public meeting in Washington, D.C., to evaluate draft positions
and receive public comments in advance of the 28th Session of the Codex
Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables (CCPFV) slated for
September 12-16 in Washington, D.C. The CCPFV sets global standards
for canned, dried and frozen products as well as fruit and vegetable juices
and nectars.

Agenda items for the August 1 meeting include (i) food additive
provisions in Codex standards for processed fruits and vegetables, (ii)
a discussion paper about the standardization of dry and dried produce,
and (iii) proposed draft annexes on quick frozen vegetables. See Federal
Register, June 30, 2016.


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