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Circular Letters

Code Issued Title Deadline EN FR ES AR ZH RU
CL 2017/01-CPL01/17Request for comments at step 3 on the proposed draft standard for quinoa27/02/2017
CL 2017/11/OCS-NFSDU01/17Request for Comments on the amendment to the Procedural Manual: the Nutritional Risk Analysis Principles and Guidelines for Application to the work of the CCNFSDU (Section 6 – Selection of risk assessor by CCNFSDU)15/06/2017
CL 2017/10/OCS-NFSDU01/17Request for Comments at Step 5/8 and 8 on the NRV-R for vitamins D and E and the conversion factors for vitamin E equivalents15/06/2017
CL 2017/05-MAS01/17Request for Comments on the Practical Examples of Sampling Plans15/03/2017
CL 2017/08-NEA01/17Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Regional Standard for Doogh15/04/2017
CL 2017/18-PR01/17Request for information on national registration of pesticide compounds. Countries should please reply by completing the Excel file attached to the CL in English and return the completed spreadsheet as indicated in the CL. 15/03/2017
CL 2017/03-MMP01/17Request for Comments: Analysis of Responses to CL 2016/46-MMP: Draft Standard for Dairy Permeate Powders31/03/2017
CL 2017/12-PR02/17Request for comments on the establishment of the Codex schedules and priority lists of pesticides for evaluation by JMPR 15/03/2017
CL 2017/25-CF02/17Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Arsenic Contamination in Rice20/03/2017
CL 2017/28-CF02/17Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in Spices20/03/2017
CL 2017/23-CF02/17Request for comments at Steps 3 and 6 on the proposed draft and draft revised maximum levels for lead in selected fruits and vegetables (fresh and processed) and other selected food categories in the GSCTFF (CODEX STAN 193-1995)20/03/2017
CL 2017/27-CF02/17Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Annex on the prevention and reduction of ergots and ergot alkaloids contamination in cereal grains (for inclusion in CAC/RCP 51-2003)20/03/2017
CL 2017/29/OCS-AFRICA02/17Request for Comments at Step 5/8 on the Draft Regional Standard for unrefined Shea Butter15/06/2017
CL 2017/30/OCS-AFRICA02/17Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Proposed Draft Regional Standard for fermented cooked Cassava based products15/06/2017
CL 2017/31/OCS-AFRICA02/17Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Proposed Draft Regional Standard for Gnetum Spp leaves15/06/2017
CL 2017/02/OCS-NFSDU03/17Request for Comments on the proposed amendments to CODEX STAN 73-1981; CODEX STAN 74-1981; CODEX STAN 156-1987; and CAC/GL 8-1991: flavourings15/06/2017
CL 2017/24-CF03/17Request for comments at step 3 on proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products25/03/2017
CL 2017/26-CF03/17Request for comments at Step 6 on proposed draft ML on AFT in RTE peanuts (and associated sampling plans)25/03/2017
CL 2017/32/OCS-SCH03/17Request for Comments at Step 8 on the Proposed Draft Standard for Cumin15/06/2017
CL 2017/33/OCS-SCH03/17Request for Comments at Step 8 on the Proposed Draft Standard for Dried Thyme15/06/2017
CL 2017/34/OCS-SCH03/17Request for Comments at Step 5/8 on the Proposed Draft Standard for Black, White and Green (BWG) Peppers15/06/2017
CL 2017/35-CAC03/17Request for feedback on the preliminary findings of the 2016 regular review of Codex work management practices focusing on Electronic Working Groups24/04/2017
CL 2017/19/REV-PR03/17Draft revision of the Classification of Food and Feed at Step 7: Selected commodity groups (Group 020 – Grasses of cereal grains)17/04/2017
CL 2017/20-PR03/17Proposed draft revision of the Classification of Food and Feed at Step 4: Selected commodity groups (Group 021 - Grasses for sugars or syrup production)17/04/2017
CL 2017/21-PR03/17Proposed draft revision of the Classification of Food and Feed at Step 4: Selected commodity groups (Group 024 - Seeds for beverages and sweets)17/04/2017
CL 2017/22-PR03/17Proposed draft Tables - Examples of selection of representative commodities (for inclusion in the Principles and guidance for the selection of representative commodities for the extrapolation of MRLs for pesticides to commodity groups) at Step 417/04/2017
CL 2017/36/OCS-FA03/17Request for comments at Steps 8 and 5/8 on draft and proposed draft food additive provisions of the General Standard for Food Additives and on the revised food additives provisions of the GSFA related to the alignment of the EDTA provision15/06/2017
CL 2017/37/OCS-FA03/17Request for comments at Step 5/8 on proposed draft Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food Additives and on the proposed amendment to the Introduction of the List of Codex Specifications for Food Additives (CAC/MISC 6)15/06/2017
CL 2017/38/OCS-FA03/17Request for comments at Step 5/8 on proposed draft revision of the Class Names and the International Numbering System for Food Additives (CAC/GL 36-1989)15/06/2017
CL 2017/39/OCS-FA03/17Request for comments on proposed revised food additives sections of several Codex commodity standards 15/06/2017
CL 2017/40/OCS-FO03/17Request for Comments at Step 8 on Draft Standard for Fish Oils15/06/2017
CL 2017/41 OCS-FO03/17Request for Comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed Draft Revision to the Standard for Olive Oils and Olive Pomace Oils (CODEX STAN 33-1981): Revision of the limit for Campesterol15/06/2017
CL 2017/42 OCS-FO03/17Request for Comments on the proposed revision to the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CODEX STAN 210-1999)15/06/2017
CL 2017/04-MAS03/17Request for comments on the proposed preamble and structure of CODEX STAN 234-199921/04/2017
CL 2017/43/OCS-FO03/17Request for Comments on the proposed amendment(s) to the: (i)Codex Standards CODEX STAN 19-1981 and (ii) CODEX STAN 256 – 2007 (for Adoption)15/06/2017
CL 2017/44-CPL04/17Request for comments at step 5 on the proposed draft standard for quinoa15/06/2017
CL 2017/46-FA04/17Request for proposals for change and/or addition to Section 3 of the Class Names and International Numbering System for Food Additives (CAC/GL 36-1989)15/09/2017
CL 2017/47-FA04/17Request for proposals for new and/or revision of food additive provisions of the GSFA 15/02/2018
CL 2017/48-FA04/17Request for information and comments on the priority list of substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA15/01/2018
CL 2017/45-CS04/17Request for comments on the draft Standard for Non-centrifuged dehydrated sugar cane juice (scope and definition of the product)15/06/2017
CL 2017/50/OCS-EXEC04/17Request for Comments on draft set of strategic goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan 2020-202515/06/2017
CL 2017/07-PFV04/17Request For Proposals For New Work On Codex Standards For Processed Fruits And Vegetables (Continuation Of Work Of The Codex Committee On Processed Fruits And Vegetables – CCPFV) 15/06/2017
CL 2017/09-NEA05/17Proposed draft Regional Standard for Mixed Zaatar 0/0/
CL 2017/51/OCS-FICS0/Request for comments at Step 8 on the draft principles and guidelines for monitoring the performance of national food control systems15/06/2017
CL 2017/52/OCS-MMP05/17Request for comments at Step 8 on the draft standard for dairy permeate powders15/06/2017
CL 2017/53/OCS-CF05/17Request for comments on proposed draft and draft MLs for Lead in Certain Processed Fruits and Vegetables (Steps 5, 5/8 and 8)15/06/2017
CL 2017/54/OCS-CF05/17Request for comments the proposed draft Code for Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Arsenic Contamination in Rice (Step 5/8)15/06/2017
CL 2017/55/OCS-CF05/17Request for comments on the proposed draft Annex on the Prevention and Reduction of Ergot and Ergot Alkaloids Contamination in Cereal Grains (Step 5/8)15/06/2017
CL 2017/56 OCS-CF05/17Request for comments on the proposed draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in Spices (at Step 5/8)15/06/2017
CL 2017/57/OCS-CF05/17Request for comments on the proposed draft maximum levels for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts (at Step 3)31/08/2017
CL 2017/58/OCS-NEA05/17Request for comments on proposed draft Regional Standard for Doogh (at Step 5/8)15/06/2017
CL 2017/59/OCS-NEA05/17Request for comments on proposed draft Regional Standard for Mixed Zaatar (at Step 5)15/06/2017
CL 2017/60/OCS-FO05/17Request for Comments on the proposed draft amendment to the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CODEX STAN 210-1999): Change in the temperature for the analysis of refractive index and apparent density of palm superolei30/05/2018
CL 2017/62-PR06/17Request for comments on proposed draft and draft MRLs for pesticides (Steps 5/8 and 8)15/06/2017
CL 2017/61/OCS-FO06/17Request for Comments on Request for proposals for amendments to Appendix 2: List of Acceptable Previous Cargoes15/12/2017
CL 2017/63-PR06/17Request for comments on proposed draft and draft revision of the Classification of Food and Feed and proposed draft examples of representative commodities (Tables 2 and 3) (vegetables and grasses) (Steps 5/8 and 8) (seeds for beverages and sweets) (Step 5)15/06/2017
CL 2017/64-PR06/17Request for comments on the proposed draft Guidelines on performance criteria for methods of analysis for the determination of pesticide residues in food and feed (Step 5/8)15/06/2017
CL 2017/65/OCS-MAS06/17Request for comments on Methods of analysis for provisions in Codex standards (for inclusion in CODEX STAN 234-1999)15/06/2017
CL 2017/66/OCS-MAS06/17Request for comments on the Amendments to the Procedural Manual15/06/2017
CL 2017/14/OCS-FFV06/17Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft Standard for Kiwifruit31/08/2017
CL 2017/68-FH06/17Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards01/09/2017
CL 2017/69-FH0/Request for comments on Proposed draft revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene (CAC/RCP 1-1969) and its HACCP Annex at Step 30/0/
CL 2017/70-FH0/Request for comments on Proposed draft Guidance for histamine control in the Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products (CAC/RCP 52-2003) at Step 30/0/
CL 2017/15/OCS-FFV07/17Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft Standard for Ware Potatoes31/08/2017
CL 2017/16/OCS-FFV07/17Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft Standard for Fresh Dates31/08/2017
CL 2017/17/OCS-FFV07/17Request for comments on Proposed layout for Codex standards for fresh fruits and vegetables (Outstanding issues)31/08/2017
CL 2017/71/OCS-FL07/17Request for comments on the Proposed draft guidance for the labelling of non-retail containers15/09/2017
Updated on: 05-01-2017
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