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International Codex Meeting Reviews Standards for Supplements

The 25th Session of the CODEX COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION AND FOODS FOR SPECIAL DIETARY USES is scheduled from November 3-7, 2003 in Bonn, Germany with an agenda that includes proposed draft guidelines for vitamin and mineral food supplements, as well as draft recommendations on the scientific basis of health claims and a discussion paper on risk analysis. The U.S. Codex office has scheduled a public meeting on September 16 in College Park, MD, to discuss U.S. positions on agenda items.

Pre-registration for that meeting can be confirmed by emailing ncrane@cfsan.fda.gov by September 1.The Bonn session agenda is posted at http://www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

More information on the codex controversy is available at: http://ahha.org/codex.htm

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