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, 2016.