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Guidelines

Codex Guidelines provide evidence based information and advice together with recommended procedures to ensure that food is safe, of good quality and can be traded.

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CAC/GL 3-1989Guidelines for Simple Evaluation of Dietary Exposure to Food AdditivesCCFA2014
CAC/GL 13-1991Guidelines for the Preservation of Raw Milk by Use of the Lactoperoxidase SystemCCMMP1991
CAC/GL 17-1993Guidelines Procedures for the Visual Inspection of Lots of Canned Foods for Unacceptable DefectsCCPFV1993
CAC/GL 2-1985Guidelines on Nutrition LabellingCCFL2017
CAC/GL 19-1995Principles and Guidelines for the Exchange of Information in Food Safety Emergency SituationsCCFICS2016
CAC/GL 20-1995Principles for Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification CCFICS1995
CAC/GL 41-1993Portion of Commodities to which Maximum Residues Limits Apply and which is AnalyzedCCPR2010
CAC/GL 14-1991Guide for the Microbiological Quality of Spices and Herbs Used in Processed Meat and Poultry ProductsCCPMPP1991
CAC/GL 8-1991Guidelines on Formulated Complementary Foods for Older Infants and Young ChildrenCCNFSDU2017
CAC/GL 9-1987General Principles for the Addition of Essential Nutrients to FoodsCCNFSDU2015
CAC/GL 4-1989General Guidelines for the Utilization of Vegetable Protein Products (VPP) in FoodsCCVP1989
CAC/GL 54-2004Guidelines on Measurement UncertaintyCCMAS2011
CAC/GL 50-2004General Guidelines on SamplingCCMAS2004
CAC/GL 56-2005Guidelines on the Use of Mass Spectrometry (MS) for Identification, Confirmation and Quantitative Determination of ResiduesCCPR2005
CAC/GL 55-2005Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food SupplementsCCNFSDU2005
CAC/GL 49-2003Harmonized IUPAC Guidelines for Single-Laboratory Validation of Methods of AnalysisCCMAS2003
CAC/GL 23-1997Guidelines for Use of Nutrition and Health ClaimsCCFL2013
CAC/GL 43R-2003Regional Guidelines for Codex Contact Points and National Codex Committees (Africa)CCAFRICA2003
CAC/GL 57R-1999Regional Guidelines for Codex Contact Points and National Codex Committees (Asia)CCASIA1999
CAC/GL 58R-2005Regional Guidelines for Codex Contact Points and National Codex Committees (Near East)CCNE2005
CAC/GL 51-2003Guidelines for Packing Media for Canned FruitsCCPFV2013
CAC/GL 60-2006Principles for Traceability / Product Tracing as a Tool Within a Food Inspection and Certification SystemCCFICS2006
CAC/GL 59-2006Guidelines on Estimation of Uncertainty of ResultsCCPR2011
CAC/GL 61-2007Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Listeria Monocytogenes in FoodsCCFH2009
CAC/GL 63-2007Principles and Guidelines for the Conduct of Microbiological Risk Management (MRM)CCFH2008
CAC/GL 32-1999Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Organically Produced FoodsCCFL2013
CAC/GL 25-1997Guidelines for the Exchange of Information between Countries on Rejections of Imported FoodsCCFICS2016
CAC/GL 26-1997Guidelines for the Design, Operation, Assessment and Accreditation of Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification SystemsCCFICS2010
CAC/GL 27-1997Guidelines for the Assessment of the Competence of Testing Laboratories Involved in the Import and Export Control of FoodCCMAS2006
CAC/GL 28-1995Food Control Laboratory Management: ReccomendationsCCMAS1997
CAC/GL 30-1999Principles and Guidelines for the Conduct of Microbiological Risk AssessmentCCFH2014
CAC/GL 31-1999Guidelines for the Sensory Evaluation of Fish and Shellfish in LaboratoriesCCFFP1999
CAC/GL 33-1999Recommended Methods of Sampling for the Determination of Pesticide Residues for Compliance with MRLsCCPR1999
CAC/GL 34-1999Guidelines for the Development of Equivalence Agreements Regarding Food Imports and Export Inspection and Certification SystemsCCFICS1999
CAC/GL 38-2001Guidelines for Design, Production, Issuance and Use of Generic Official CertificatesCCFICS2009
CAC/GL 37-2001Harmonized IUPAC Guidelines for the Use of Recovery Information in Analytical Measurement CCMAS2001
CAC/GL 40-1993Guidelines on Good Laboratory Practice in Pesticide Residue AnalysisCCPR2010
CAC/GL 21-1997Principles and Guidelines for the Establishment and Application of Microbiological Criteria Related to FoodsCCFH2013
CAC/GL 44-2003Principles for the Risk Analysis of Foods Derived from Modern BiotechnologyTFFBT2011
CAC/GL 45-2003Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA PlantsTFFBT2008
CAC/GL 46-2003Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Produced Using Recombiant-DNA Microorganisms TFFBT2003
CAC/GL 53-2003Guidelines on the Judgement of Equivalence of Sanitary Measures associated with Food Inspection and Certification SystemsCCFICS2008
CAC/GL 47-2003Guidelines for Food Import Control SystemsCCFICS2006
CAC/GL 48-2004Model Certificate for Fish and Fishery Products CCFFP2004
CAC/GL 81-2013Guidance for Governments on Prioritizing Hazards in FeedTFAF2013
CAC/GL 84-2012Principles and Guidance on the Selection of Representative Commodities for the Extrapolation of Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides to Commodity GroupsCCPR2017
CAC/GL 85-2014Guidelines for the Control of Taenia Saginata in Meat of Domestic CattleCCFH2014
CAC/GL 83-2013Principles for the Use of Sampling and Testing in International Food TradeCCMAS2015
CAC/GL 36-1989Class Names and the International Numbering System for Food AdditivesCCFA2017
CAC/GL 71-2009Guidelines for the Design and Implementation of National Regulatory Food Safety Assurance Programmes Associated with the Use of Veterinary Drugs in Food Producing AnimalsCCRVDF2014
CAC/GL 70-2009Guidelines for Settling Disputes on Analytical (Test) ResultsCCMAS2009
CAC/GL 72-2009Guidelines on Analytical Terminology CCMAS2009
CAC/GL 10-1979Advisory Lists of Nutrient Compounds for Use in Foods for Special Dietary Uses intented for Infants and Young ChildrenCCNFSDU2015
CAC/GL 75-2010Guidelines on Substances used as Processing AidsCCFA2010
CAC/GL 74-2010Guidelines on Performance Criteria and Validation of Methods for Detection, Identification and Quantification of Specific DNA Sequences and Specific Proteins in FoodsCCMAS2010
CAC/GL 76-2011Compilation of Codex texts relevant to the labelling of foods derived from modern biotechnologyCCFL2011
CAC/GL 77-2011Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Foodborne Antimicrobial ResistanceTFAMR2011
CAC/GL 78-2011Guidelines for the Control of Campylobacter and Salmonella in Chicken MeatCCFH2011
CAC/GL 22R-1997Regional Guidelines for the Design of Control Measures for Street-Vended Foods (Africa)CCAFRICA1999
CAC/GL 62-2007Working Principles for Risk Analysis for Food Safety for Application by GovernmentsCCGP2007
CAC/GL 73-2010Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Pathogenic Vibrio Species in SeafoodCCFH2010
CAC/GL 1-1979General Guidelines on ClaimsCCFL2009
CAC/GL 24-1997General Guidelines for Use of the Term "Halal"CCFL1997
CAC/GL 64-1995Protocol for the Design, Conduct and Interpretation of Method Performance StudiesCCMAS1997
CAC/GL 65-1997Harmonized Guidelines for Internal Quality Control in Analytical Chemistry LaboratoriesCCMAS1997
CAC/GL 66-2008Guidelines for the Use of FlavouringsCCFA2008
CAC/GL 69-2008Guideline for the Validation of Food Safety Control MeasuresCCFH2013
CAC/GL 68-2008Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA AnimalsTFFBT2008
CAC/GL 67-2008Model Export Certificate for Milk and Milk ProductsCCMMP2010
CAC/GL 79-2012Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Viruses in FoodCCFH2012
CAC/GL 80-2013Guidelines on the Application of Risk Assessment for FeedTFAF2013
CAC/GL 82-2013Principles and Guidelines for National Food Control Systems CCFICS2013
CAC/GL 86-2015Guidelines for the Control of Trichinella Spp. in Meat of SuidaeCCFH2015
CAC/GL 89-2016Principles and guidelines for the exchange of information between importing and exporting countries to support the trade in foodCCFICS2016
CAC/GL 87-2016Guidelines for the Control of Nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. in Beef and Pork MeatCCFH2016
CAC/GL 88-2016Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Foodborne ParasitesCCFH2016
CAC/GL 90-2017Guidelines on Performance Criteria for Methods of Analysis for the Determination of Pesticide Residues in Food and FeedCCPR2017
CAC/GL 91-2017Principles and Guidelines for Monitoring the Performance of National Food Control SystemsCCFICS2017