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Methods of Analysis and Sampling to be Topic of Feb. 5 FSIS/FDA Meeting

Friday, December 19, 2014
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The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and FDA are sponsoring a public meeting Feb. 5 in Washington, D.C., to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States positions to be discussed at the 36th session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling, which will take place in Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 23-27. The following items on the agenda for the CCMAS session will be discussed during the public meeting: methods of analysis and sampling in Codex standards at different steps; proposed draft principles for the use of sampling and testing in international food trade – explanatory notes and practical examples; discussion paper on development of procedures/guidelines for determining equivalency to type I methods; discussion paper on criteria approach for methods that use a sum of components; review and update of methods in Codex Stan 234-1999 (Recommended Methods of Analysis and Sampling); follow-up methods of analysis and sampling plans; and other business and future work.

Those wishing to participate in the public meeting by conference call should use call-in number 1-888-844-9904. 

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