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Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme
Codex Alimentarius Commission
Codex Standards for Sugars (Honey), Second Edition
Volume 11, 1994


This section contains the Codex World-Wide Standard for Honey adopted by the 17th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The World-Wide Standard supersedes the European Regional Codex Standard for Honey (Ref. CODEX STAN 12-1981) contained in Volume III of the Codex Alimentarius, First Edition (Ref. CAC/VOL. Ill-Ed. 1).

Methods of Analysis and Samplin~

The methods of analysis included in Codex Standards are of three types: "Defirnng" (Type I), l!Reference!l (Type II) and 'Alternative approved" (Type III). The nature and purpose of these types of Codex methods of analysis and the obligations falling on Governments in accepting Codex Standards with respect to methods of analysis has been clarified by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (See General Principles for the Establishment of Codex Methods of Analysis, Procedural Manual of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, 6th Edition; report of the 17th Session of the Commission, para 139, ALINORN 87/39; and report of the 8th Session of the Codex Committee on General Principles, para 22 and Appendix IV, ALINORM 87/33).

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