[Federal Register: May 23, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 98)]
[Page 29528-29529]
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Food and Drug Administration

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: 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 July 13 and 14, 2005, 
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on July 15, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 
    Location: Greenbelt Marriott Hotel, 6400 Ivy Lane Grand Ballroom, 
Greenbelt, MD.
    Contact Person: Marcia L. Moore, Center for Food Safety and Applied 
Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., 
College Park, MD 20740, 301-436-2397, or FDA Advisory Committee 
Information Line, 1-800-741-8138 (301-443-0572 in the Washington, DC 
area), code 3014510564. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date 
information on this meeting.
    Agenda: The Food Advisory Committee is being asked to evaluate the 
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Threshold Working Group 
draft report ``Approaches to Establish Thresholds for Major Food 
Allergens and Gluten.'' On July 13, 2005, the committee will discuss 
the draft report's approaches for food allergen thresholds. On July 14, 
2005, the committee will discuss the draft report's approaches for 
gluten thresholds. On July 15, 2005, based on the charge and questions 
from FDA, the committee will determine whether the report is 
scientifically sound in its analyses and approaches and adequately 
considers available relevant data on allergens and gluten.
    Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or 
views, orally or in writing, on issues pending

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before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact 
person by July 8, 2005. Oral presentations from the public will be 
scheduled between approximately 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on July 13 and 14, 
2005. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. Those 
desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact 
person before July 8, 2005, 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 Marcia Moore 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: May 16, 2005.
Sheila Dearybury Walcoff,
Associate Commissioner for External Relations.
[FR Doc. 05-10251 Filed 5-20-05; 8:45 am]