Report of the 24th Session of the Joint FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission













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Geneva, 2-7 July 2001

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Rome, 2001

Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations



WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION


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SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

INTRODUCTION

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA (AGENDA ITEM 1)

ELECTION OF OFFICERS OF THE COMMISSION AND APPOINTMENT OF REGIONAL COORDINATORS (AGENDA ITEM 2)

REPORT OF THE CHAIRPERSON ON THE FORTY-SEVENTH AND FORTY-EIGHTH SESSIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (AGENDA ITEM 3)

REPORT OF THE FINANCIAL SITUATION OF THE JOINT FAO/WHO FOOD STANDARDS PROGRAMME FOR 2000/01 AND 2002/2003 (AGENDA ITEM 4)

REPORT BY THE SECRETARIAT ON RELATIONS BETWEEN THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (AGENDA ITEM 5A)

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): International Standards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
United Nations Environment Programme: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)
Office International des Epizoöties (OIE)
Office International du Vin et de la Vigne (OIV)
Guidelines for Cooperation with other International Intergovernmental Organizations

REPORT BY THE SECRETARIAT ON RELATIONS BETWEEN THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION AND INTERNATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (AGENDA ITEM 5B)

CONSIDERATION OF MATTERS ARISING FROM FAO AND WHO CONFERENCES AND GOVERNING BODIES (AGENDA ITEM 6)

Matters arising from FAO
Matters arising from WHO
FAO Conference on International Trade Beyond the Year 2000: Science-based Decisions, Harmonization, Equivalence and Mutual Recognition

CONSIDERATION OF THE DRAFT STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK, PROPOSED DRAFT MEDIUM-TERM PLAN 2003-2007 AND THE CHAIRPERSON'S ACTION PLAN (AGENDA ITEM 7)

Revised Draft Strategic Framework/Vision Statement
Chairperson's Action Plan

Improved Efficiency and Speed of the Codex Process and Consensus Building
Further Strengthened Scientific Support and Science-Based Decision-Making
Increased Participation of Developing Countries
FAO/WHO Trust Fund
Increased Support from WHO and FAO

Status of the Draft Medium-Term Plan 2003-2007, Draft Strategic Statement and Chairperson's Action Plan

RISK ANALYSIS POLICIES OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION (AGENDA ITEM 8)

CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PROCEDURAL MANUAL OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION (AGENDA ITEM 9)

Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Procedure (Rule VI.4 Voting and Procedures)
Proposed Amendments to the Rules of Procedure - Membership of Regional Integration Organizations
Other Sections

Principles for the Establishment of Codex Methods of Analysis
Relations Between Commodity Committees and General Committees
Terms of Reference of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene
Statements of Principle on the Role of Science in the Codex Decision-Making Process and the Extent to which Other Factors are Taken into Account: Criteria

CONSIDERATION OF DRAFT STANDARDS AND RELATED TEXTS (AGENDA ITEM 10)

General Considerations
Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 8 or at Step 5 of the Accelerated Procedure, or at Steps 5/8 of the Normal Procedure

Food Hygiene
Sugars and Honey
Milk and Milk Products
Food Additives and Contaminants
Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
Pesticide Residues
Food Labelling
Fish and Fishery Products
Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Processed Fruits and Vegetables
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Natural Mineral Water and Related Products
Cocoa Products and Chocolate
Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
Street Foods
Soups and Broths
Vegetable Proteins
Methods of Analysis and Sampling
Fats and Oils

Texts Proposed for Revocation

MATTERS ARISING FROM REPORTS OF CODEX COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES (AGENDA ITEM 11)

Codex ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology
Codex ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Animal Feeding

DESIGNATION OF HOST GOVERNMENTS CODEX COMMITTEES AND AD HOC TASK FORCES (AGENDA 12A)

OTHER BUSINESS AND FUTURE WORK (AGENDA ITEM 13)

Future Work

AVE ATQUE VALE

APPENDICES

APPENDIX I. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS - LISTE DES PARTICIPANTS - LISTA DE PARTICIPANTES
APPENDIX II. STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
APPENDIX III. AMENDMENTS TO THE PROCEDURAL MANUAL
APPENDIX IV. LIST OF STANDARDS AND RELATED TEXTS ADOPTED OR REVOKED BY THE TWENTY-FOURTH SESSION OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
APPENDIX V. APPROVED NEW WORK
APPENDIX VI. CONFIRMATION OF CHAIRMANSHIP OF CODEX COMMITTEES AND AD HOC INTERGOVERNMENTAL TASK FORCES
APPENDIX VII. PROVISIONAL AGENDA
APPENDIX VIII. LIST OF DOCUMENTS AND WORKING PAPERS
APPENDIX IX. MEMBERSHIIP OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION

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