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PREFACE

CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
ORGANIZATION
OF THE UNITED NATIONS

WORLD
HEALTH
ORGANIZATION


JOINT OFFICE: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 ROME Tel: 39 06 57051 www.codexalimentarius.net Email: codex@fao.org Facsimile: 39 06 5705 4593

CX 4/80.2

CL 2001/11 - FBT
April 2001


To:

Codex Contact Points
Interested International Organizations



From:

Secretary, Codex Alimentarius Commission, FAO Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy



Subject:

Distribution of the Report of the Second Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology (ALINORM 01/34A)


A. MATTERS FOR ADOPTION BY THE 24TH SESSION OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION

Proposed Draft Principles and Guideline at Step 5 of the Procedure

1. Proposed Draft Principles for the Risk Analysis of Foods Derived from Modern Biotechnology (para. 49, Appendix II)

2. Proposed Draft Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Plants (para 77, Appendix III)

Governments wishing to submit comments on the implications which the Proposed Draft Principles and Guideline may have for their economic interests should do so in writing in conformity with the Procedure for the Elaboration of World-wide standards at Step 5 to the Secretary, Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy before 15 May 2001.


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