1. The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) held its Thirty-third Session in Washington DC, USA, from 23 to 28 October 2000, hosted by the Government of the United States of America. The Session was chaired by Dr Ina K. Wachsmuth, Deputy Administrator, Office of Public Health and Science, Food Safety and Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture. The Session was attended by 262 participants representing sixty seven Member countries and eighteen International Organizations. A complete list of participants is included as Appendix I to this report.