Discussion Paper on the Term Suitability
Discussion Paper on the Hazard Analysis and Risk Analysis
Proposed Draft Amendments to the Terms of Reference of the Committee on Food Hygiene
152. The Delegation of New Zealand introduced the discussion paper (CRD 5) and indicated that the matter of the term suitability had arisen while developing the Proposed Draft Code of Hygienic Practice for Milk and Milk Products and that there was a need for clarifying the content of this term, especially as to where to draw the line between suitability and quality. The Delegation also indicated that the issue was relevant not only to the Milk Code but also to other hygiene texts and therefore there was a need for guidance from the Committee. While recognizing the generic nature of this subject, the Committee agreed that the issue should be considered within the framework for the Milk Code, for the time being.
153. In order to respond adequately to the referral of the Executive Committee (see para 10 of this report) regarding a clear statement of the difference between the terms hazard analysis and risk analysis, the CCFH accepted the offer of the Delegation of the United States to prepare a short paper for consideration by the next session of the Committee.
154. See paras 28-30 of the report.