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ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposed ISO Technical Activity on Nutrition and Dietetics

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has submitted a proposal to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for a new field of technical activity on nutrition and dietetics. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments on the proposal by July 2, 2010.

According to the proposal, ISO/TS/P 213 will guide standardization in the field of nutrition and dietetics services, covering intervention programs, nutritional clinical practice, and nutrition in emergency response. Standards will address the preparation and serving of institutional and household foods, detailing terminology, nutrition assessment tools and methods, and food measurements. Criteria for nutrition supplements, advertisements and promotions, and training in nutrition and dietetics will also be included.

All comments should be sent to Steven P. Cornish, ANSI senior director for international policy ([email protected]). Feedback received by the July 2 deadline will be reviewed and compiled for the recommended ANSI position and comments, which will then be presented to the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) for formal approval.

Click here to read the KEBS proposal.

ANSI has published an explanatory information document outlining the process used to develop U.S. positions on issues and activities under consideration by ISO and IEC. Click here to download the document.


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