[Federal Register: July 31, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 147)]
[Page 44956]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Food and Drug Administration

Additives and Ingredients Subcommittee of the Food Advisory 
Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY:  Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION:  Notice.


    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will 
be open to the public.
    Name of Committee: Additives and Ingredients Subcommittee of the 
Food Advisory Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and 
recommendations to the agency on FDA's regulatory issues.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on August 26 and 27, 2003, 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and August 28, 2003, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 
    Location: St. Regis Hotel (Crystal Ballroom), 923 16th St., NW, 
Washington, DC 20006, 202-638-2626.
    Contact Person: Richard E. Bonnette, Center for Food Safety and 
Applied Nutrition (HFS-255), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint 
Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 202-418-3034, 202-418-3030, or 
FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 
in the Washington, DC area), code 10564. Please call the Information 
Line for up-to-date information on this meeting.
    Agenda: A small percentage of the population is allergic to natural 
rubber latex. FDA has received reports of sensitized people 
experiencing allergic reactions upon eating food they believed was 
prepared by food handlers wearing natural rubber latex gloves. The 
purpose of this meeting is to gather information and to provide advice 
and recommendations to the agency relating to reported allergic 
reactions to food prepared by workers wearing latex food service 
    Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or 
views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. 
Written submissions may be made to the contact person by August 20, 
2003. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between 
approximately 11 a.m. and 12 noon on August 27, 2003. Time allotted for 
each presentation may be limited. Those desiring to make formal oral 
presentations should notify the contact person before August 20, 2003, 
and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or 
arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed 
participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to 
make their presentation.
    Persons attending FDA's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
    FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee 
meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with 
physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special 
accommodations due to a disability, please contact Richard E. Bonnette 
at least 7 days in advance of the meeting.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2).

    Dated: July 23, 2003.
Peter J. Pitts,
Associate Commissioner for External Relations.
[FR Doc. 03-19448 Filed 7-30-03; 8:45 am]