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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-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)30/05/2017
CL 2017/10-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 equivalents30/05/2017
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 Butter31/05/2017
CL 2017/30/OCS-AFRICA02/17Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Proposed Draft Regional Standard for fermented cooked Cassava based products31/05/2017
CL 2017/31/OCS-AFRICA02/17Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Proposed Draft Regional Standard for Gnetum Spp leaves31/05/2017
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: flavourings31/05/2017
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 Cumin31/05/2017
CL 2017/33/OCS-SCH03/17Request for Comments at Step 8 on the Proposed Draft Standard for Dried Thyme31/05/2017
CL 2017/34/OCS-SCH03/17Request for Comments at Step 5/8 on the Proposed Draft Standard for Black, White and Green (BWG) Peppers31/05/2017
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 provision31/05/2017
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)31/05/2017
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)31/05/2017
CL 2017/39/OCS-FA03/17Request for comments on proposed revised food additives sections of several Codex commodity standards 31/05/2017
CL 2017/40/OCS-FO03/17Request for Comments at Step 8 on Draft Standard for Fish Oils31/05/2017
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 Campesterol31/05/2017
CL 2017/42 OCS-FO03/17Request for Comments on the proposed revision to the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CODEX STAN 210-1999)31/05/2017
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)31/05/2017
CL 2017/44-CPL04/17Request for comments at step 5 on the proposed draft standard for quinoa31/05/2017
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)31/05/2017
CL 2017/50/OCS-EXEC04/17Request for Comments on draft set of strategic goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan 2020-202531/05/2017
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
Updated on: 05-01-2017
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