The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Under Secretary for
Food Safety and U.S. Food and Drug Administration are convening a
March 7, 2016, public meeting in College Park, Maryland, to evaluate
draft positions for consideration at the 10th Session of the Codex
Committee on Contaminants in Food slated for April 4-8 in Rotterdam,
The Netherlands.

Agenda items for the March 7 meeting include papers about maximum
levels for methylmercury in fish and mycotoxins in spices; and
discussions of a draft Code of Practice to prevent and reduce arsenic
contamination in rice and proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium
in cocoa and cocoa-derived products. See Federal Register, February 11,


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