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NEW DATE: FRIDAY 11 November 2011

PLEASE NOTE: This press release has been updated to reflect
a change in the event date from 12 Nov. to Friday 11 Nov.



Manno, Switzerland, 13 April 2011—CRN-I, the international subsidiary of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, will hold its second scientific symposium in Kronberg im Taunus, Germany on Friday 11 November 2011. The symposium, “Nutrition Issues in Codex: Health Claims and Nutrient Reference Values,” is designed to bring together international regulators, policymakers, nutrition scientists and academics to engage in science-based discussions on nutrition issues related to the Codex Alimentarius.

“This symposium will include presentations on two critically important Codex matters. Our expert presenters will take an in-depth look at the issue of scientific standards for label claims and Codex guidelines—a topic we opened up at last year’s symposium in Geneva. In addition, we’re going to begin to address the questions surrounding Nutrient Reference Values and the implications of how they’re defined by Codex,” said John Hathcock, Ph.D., senior vice president, scientific and international affairs, CRN-I. “Our speakers with established expertise will present scientifically authoritative views, including analysis and specific detailed suggestions as to how Codex could consider addressing these issues using current scientific evidence.”

The one-day conference will precede the official meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU). The symposium is open to Codex delegates and their staff, regulators from Codex-member countries, selected academic researchers, and CRN-I members. Space is limited. The full agenda will be posted on the CRN-I website this summer.

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