USDA to host fruits and vegetables Codex meeting

Produce_Assorted2_blogThose interested in commenting on fresh fruit and vegetable agenda items slated for submission to an international food standards body soon will have the opportunity to do so.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has slated a public meeting from 1 to 3 p.m., January 30 at the USDA headquarters located in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., Room 107-A, Washington, D.C. to detail information about the agency’s planned submissions to the 18th Session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV). The U.S.’s position on these topics will be discussed at a session held at the end of February in Thailand.

The items up for comment include:

  • Proposed layout for Codex Alimentarius standards for fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Proposed draft Codex standards for durian and okra, and draft standards for golden passion fruit and the Ware potato
  • Review of the maturity requirements for table grapes

The Codex Alimentarius was created in 1963 by the World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to create global food standards and guidelines.

For more information, read the meeting notice here. For agenda items and documents for the 18th session, click here.

Comments are closed.