ALINORM 04/27/26




JOINT FAO/WHO FOOD STANDARDS PROGRAMME
CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION

Twenty-seventh Session
Geneva, Switzerland, 28 June– 4 July 2004

REPORT OF THE 25th SESSION
OF THE CODEX COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION AND FOODS
FOR SPECIAL DIETARY USES

Bonn, Germany
3 – 7 November 2003



Note: This document incorporates Circular Letter CL 2003/42-NFSDU

CX 5/20.2 CL 2003/42-NFSDU
November 2003

TO: Codex Contact Points
Interested International Organizations

FROM: Secretary,
Codex Alimentarius Commission,
Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme, FAO,
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla,
00100 Rome, Italy

SUBJECT: Distribution of the Report of the 25th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (ALINORM 04/27/26)

A. REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND INFORMATION AT STEP 5 OF THE PROCEDURE:

1. Proposed Draft Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Supplements (para. 61 and Appendix II)
2. Proposed Draft Revised Standard for Infant Formula (para. 100 and Appendix V)
3. Proposed Draft Revised Standard for Cereal-Based Foods for Infants and Young Children (para. 130 and Appendix VI)
Governments and international organizations wishing to comment on the above texts should do so in writing, preferably by email to: the Secretary, Codex Alimentarius Commission, Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy (fax: +39 06 5705 4593, e-mail: codex@fao.org ), before 31 March 2004.

B. REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND INFORMATION AT STEP 6 OF THE PROCEDURE:

1. Guidelines for the Use of Nutrition Claims: Draft Table of Conditions for Nutrient Contents (Part B) Dietary Fibre
Governments and international organizations are invited to comment on the above text and should do so in writing, preferably by email to: Dr Rolf Grossklaus, Director and Professor, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, P.O. Box 33 00 13, 14191 Berlin, Germany, Fax: +49 1888 412 - 37 15, e-mail: rgrossklaus@bfr.bund.de with a copy to the Secretary, Codex Alimentarius Commission, Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy (fax: +39 06 5705 4593, e-mail: codex@fao.org), before 1 June 2004.

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

The summary and conclusions of the 25th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses are as follows:

MATTERS FOR ADOPTION BY THE COMMISSION

    The Committee:
    - agreed to advance the Proposed Draft Guidelines on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements (para. 26, Appendix IV), the Proposed Draft Revised Standard for Infant Formula (para. 61, Appendix V) and the Proposed Draft Revised Standard for Processed Cereal-Based Foods for Infant and Young Children (para. 130, Appendix VI) to Step 5 for adoption by the 27th Session of the Commission.

MATTERS OF INTEREST TO THE COMMISSION

    The Committee:
    - agreed to retain the Draft Revised Standard for Gluten-Free Foods at Step 7 until more data on tolerance levels of gluten are available (paras 27-35).

MATTERS REFERRED TO OTHER COMMITTEES

Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling

    The Committee agreed to forward the R5-Mendez ELISA method (for gliadin/gluten detection) to the CCMAS for endorsement (para. 37).

Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants
The Committee agreed to ask the CCFAC whether the establishment of functional classes that were not covered currently was required, especially enzymes and propelling gas. The Committee also noted that there were some inconsistencies between the names of functional classes of additives used in different Codex texts and recalled that this question was under consideration in Codex and JECFA (para 91).
The Committee also noted that ADI does not apply to infants under 12 weeks of age because toxicity tests used to derive ADIs do not cover that phase of life, and agreed to request that the CCFAC refer the use of ADIs for food additives used in foods for infants under than 12 weeks of age to JECFA for re-examination, as proposed by the Delegation of Canada (para 92).

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Paragraphs
Introduction 1
Opening of the Session 2
Adoption of the Agenda 3
Matters Referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and/or Other Codex Committees 4-17
Guidelines for the Use of Nutrition Claims: Draft Table of Conditions for Nutrient Contents (Part B) Dietary Fibre) 18-26
Draft Revised Standard for Gluten-Free Foods 27-35
Proposed Draft Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Supplements 36-61
Proposed Draft Revised Standard for Infant Formula 62-102
Proposed Draft Revised Standard for Processed Cereal-Based Foods for Infants and Young Children 103-130
Proposed Draft Revision of the Advisory List(s) of Mineral Salts and Vitamin Compounds for the Use in Foods for Infants and Young Children (CAC/GL 10-1979) 131-137
Proposed draft Recommendations for Scientific Basis of Health Claims 138-144
Application of Risk Analysis to the Work of the CCNFSDU 145-149
Other Business and Future Work 150
Date and Place of the Next Session 151

LIST OF APPENDICES
Pages
Appendix I List of Participants 20
Appendix ii Guidelines for the Use of Nutrition Claims: Draft Table of
Conditions for Nutrient Contents (Part B) Dietary Fibre 41
Appendix III Draft Revised Standard for Gluten-Free Foods 42
Appendix IV Proposed Draft Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Supplements 44
Appendix V Proposed Draft Revised Standard for Infant Formula 46
Appendix VI Proposed Draft Revised Standard for Processed Cereal-Based
Foods for Infants and Young Children 63

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