5. The Task Force noted the information presented in document CX/FBT 00/2 concerning the matters referred to the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other Codex Committees. The Task Force noted in particular the decision of the Commission amending the Rules of Procedures of the Codex Alimentarius Commission that every effort should be made to adopt Codex Standards by consensus (New Rule X.2).
6. The Task Force noted the Terms of reference established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission for its work (Annex 2 to document CX/FBT 00/2).