The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety and Agricultural Marketing Service are convening an August 1, 2016, public meeting in Washington, D.C., to evaluate draft positions and receive public comments in advance of the 28th Session of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables (CCPFV) slated for September 12-16 in Washington, D.C. The CCPFV sets global standards for canned, dried and frozen products as well as fruit and vegetable juices and nectars.

Agenda items for the August 1 meeting include (i) food additive provisions in Codex standards for processed fruits and vegetables, (ii) a discussion paper about the standardization of dry and dried produce, and (iii) proposed draft annexes on quick frozen vegetables. See Federal  Register, June 30, 2016.