The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are holding an April 13, 2016, public meeting in College Park, Maryland, to discuss U.S. draft positions for consideration at the 43rd Session of the Codex Committee on Labeling in Foods (CCFL) in Ottawa, Canada, on May 9-13. CCFL is charged with drafting food labeling provisions and addressing issues related to the advertisement of food with particular claims or misleading descriptions.

Agenda items for the April 13 meeting include discussion papers focused on Internet food sales and the labeling of non-retail containers; proposed revisions to guidelines for use of the term “Halal”; and date marking. See Federal Register, February 26, 2016.