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The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Director-General of the World Health Organization have the honour to extend an invitation to attend the above Session which will be held at the Kursaal, Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern 25, at the kind invitation of the Government of Switzerland. The session will begin at 09:00 hours on Monday 4 February 2013. Registration facilities will be open on Sunday 3 February 2013 from 8:00 to 9:00 as well from 16:00 to 17:00 and on Monday 4February 2013 at 08:00 hours.


see The Directors-General of FAO and WHO would appreciate being informed by 4 January 2013 of the names, official titles and addresses of the representatives or observers designated to attend. The Host Secretariat of the Ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding has put in place an online registration system. Codex Contact Points and international organizations with observer status with the Codex Alimentarius Commission are kindly requested to use the online registration system by accessing the following link: www.codexmeetingmanager.com. A Login and password for the online registration have been provided to all Codex Members and Observers. If the Login and password have not been received, please contact info(at)codexmeetingmanager.com.


Alternative, the names, official titles and addresses of the representatives or observers designated to attend can be sent to Federal Office for Agriculture, Mattenhofstrasse 5, 3003 Bern, Switzerland (Telefax: +41(0) 31 322 26 34, Email: secretariatTFAF(at)blw.admin.ch), with a copy to the Secretary, Codex Alimentarius Commission, Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy (Telefax No.: +39 06 57054593; e-mail: codex(at)fao.org preferably).


Participants are advised to enquire at the nearest Swiss Embassy or Consulate, at least 30 days before the start of the meeting, to determine whether visas or other documents are required to enter Switzerland.

Note: If you need a confirmation letter for the Embassy please contact: enter secretariatTFAF(at)blw.admin.ch