Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme

Codex Alimentarius Commission

PROCEDURAL MANUAL
Fourteenth Edition


WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2004
 

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

SECTION I

STATUTES OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
PROCEDURES FOR THE ELABORATION OF CODEX STANDARDS AND RELATED TEXTS
GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS
GUIDELINES FOR THE ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE FOR CODEX STANDARDS
DEFINITIONS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS

SECTION II

GUIDELINES FOR CODEX COMMITTEES AND AD HOC INTERGOVERNMENTAL TASK FORCES
PRINCIPLES CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF INTERNATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WORK OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
CRITERIA FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WORK PRIORITIES
CRITERIA FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUBSIDIARY BODIES OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
GUIDELINES FOR THE INCLUSION OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS IN CODEX STANDARDS AND RELATED TEXTS
UNIFORM SYSTEM OF REFERENCES FOR CODEX DOCUMENTS
FORMAT FOR CODEX COMMODITY STANDARDS
RELATIONS BETWEEN COMMODITY COMMITTEES AND GENERAL COMMITTEES
CORE FUNCTIONS OF CODEX CONTACT POINTS

SECTION III

WORKING PRINCIPLES FOR RISK ANALYSIS FOR APPLICATION IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS

SECTION IV

SESSIONS OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
SUBSIDIARY BODIES OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
MEMBERSHIP OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
CODEX CONTACT POINTS

APPENDIX: GENERAL DECISIONS OF THE COMMISSION

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