US Public Meeting to Address Agenda Items for 43rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission on Food Hygiene

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Food Safety, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is holding a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items, as well as to draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 43rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH), to be held in Miami, Fla., Dec. 5-9. More information is available here

Summer Academy in Global Food Law

The third Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy will take place at Como Lake - Italy, July 25-29, 2011, at the beautiful Villa La Collina. A distinguished faculty from relevant food organizations (WTO, Codex, EFSA, EU Commission), industry (Coca Cola) as well as academia (Michigan, Bocconi, HEC Paris) will be animating cutting-edge discussions on the latest developments in global food governance, from food private standards to health claims, from US Food Modernization Act to novel food regulation. 

Among the those presenting are four faculty from the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University: Neal Fortin, Professor at MSU and IFLR Director along with IFLR guest instructors Alberto Alemmano, Associate Professor of Law at HEC Paris, Gretchen Stanton,  Senior Counsellor at WTO, and Raymond O'Rourke, Barrister, Ireland.

For more information on the program and the faculty, please find the brochure here and more information here and here. Please don't hesitate to contact Nikola Bock ( for more information.

Public Meeting to Review US Positions of Codex Committee on Food Additives

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Food Safety and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will sponsor a public meeting in advance of the 43rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission's Committee on Food Additives (CCFA). The public meeting will be held to provide information and solicit public comments on the draft U.S. positions for items being discussed at the Codex session.
The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Harvey Wiley Federal Building Auditorium, FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, Md. More information is available