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Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF)

FAO/WHO ID No:CX-735
Reference:CX/CF
Terms of Reference:(a) to establish or endorse permitted maximum levels or guidelines levels for contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed;
(b) to prepare priority lists of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives;
(c) to consider methods of analysis and sampling for the determination of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed;
(d) to consider and elaborate standards or codes of practice for related subjects; and
(e) to consider other matters assigned to it by the Commission in relation to contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed.
Status:Active
Host:Netherlands

Related Meetings

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CCCF1Beijing
China
16/04/200720/04/2007Agenda:
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CCCF2The Hague
Netherlands
31/03/200804/04/2008Agenda:
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CCCF4Izmir
Turkey
26/04/201030/04/2010Agenda:
Report:
CCCF5The Hague
Netherlands
21/03/201125/03/2011Agenda:
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CCCF6Maastricht
Netherlands
26/03/201230/03/2012Agenda:
Report:
CCCF7Moscow
Russian Federation
08/04/201312/04/2013Agenda:
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CCCF9New Delhi
India
16/03/201520/03/2015Agenda:
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CCCF3
Netherlands
23/03/200927/03/2009Agenda:
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CCCF10Rotterdam
Netherlands
04/04/201608/04/2016Agenda:
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CCCF8The Hague
Netherlands
31/03/201404/04/2014Agenda:
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CCCF11Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
03/04/201707/04/2017Agenda:
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CCCF12Utrecht
Netherlands
12/03/201816/03/2018Agenda:
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CCCF13Yogyakarta
Indonesia
29/04/201903/05/2019Agenda:
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CCCF14Utrecht
Netherlands
20/04/202024/04/2020Agenda:
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Related Standards

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CXS 193-1995General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and FeedCCCF2018
CXC 60-2005Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Inorganic Tin Contamination in Canned FoodsCCCF2005
CXC 59-2005Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in Tree NutsCCCF2010
CXC 72-2013Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Ochratoxin A Contamination in CocoaCCCF2013
CXC 45-1997Code of Practice for the Reduction of Aflatoxin B1 in Raw Materials and Supplemental Feedingstuffs for Milk-Producing AnimalsCCCF1997
CXC 55-2004Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in PeanutsCCCF2004
CXC 62-2006Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Dioxin, Dioxins-like PCBs and non-Dioxin-like PCBs in Food and FeedCCCF2018
CXC 49-2001Code of Practice Concerning Source Directed Measures to Reduce Contamination of Foods with ChemicalsCCCF2001
CXC 51-2003Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in CerealsCCCF2017
CXC 56-2004Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Lead Contamination in FoodsCCCF2004
CXC 73-2013Code of Practice for the Reduction of Hydrocyanic Acid (HCN) in Cassava and Cassava ProductsCCCF2013
CXC 64-2008Code of Practice for the Reduction of 3-Monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD) during the Production of Acid-HVPs and Products that Contain Acid- HVPsCCCF2008
CXC 68-2009Code of Practice for the Reduction of Contamination of Food with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) from Smoking and Direct Drying ProcessesCCCF2009
CXC 67-2009Code of Practice for the Reduction of Acrylamide in FoodsCCCF2009
CXC 70-2011Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Ethyl Carbamate Contamination in Stone Fruit DistillatesCCCF2011
CXC 63-2007Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Ochratoxin A Contamination in WineCCCF2007
CXC 50-2003Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Patulin Contamination in Apple Juice and Apple Juice Ingredients in Other Beverages CCCF2003
CXC 65-2008Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in Dried FigsCCCF2008
CXC 69-2009Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Ochratoxin A Contamination in CoffeeCCCF2009
CXC 74-2014Code of Practice for Weed Control to Prevent and Reduce Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Contamination in Food and FeedCCCF2014
CXC 77-2017Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Arsenic Contamination in RiceCCCF2017
CXC 78-2017Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxins in Spices CCCF2017

Related Electronic Working Groups

Title (click for details) Committee Lang Host CO-host Reg. deadline Closing date Status Links
EWG on the Revision of the Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of lead contamination in foods (CXC 56-2004) CCCF 14 English United States of America JPN,GBR 31/08/2019 10/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on the Establishment of maximum levels for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereals-based products including foods for infants and young children CCCF 14 English Brazil India 31/08/2019 10/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on the Establishment of new maximum levels for lead in certain food categories CCCF 14 English Brazil 31/08/2019 10/02/2019 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on the Approach to identify the need for revision of existing Codex standards for contaminants and toxins in food and feed CCCF 14 English Canada JPN,USA 31/08/2019 15/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on the Establishment of maximum levels in remaining categories of chocolates and cocoa-derived products CCCF 14 English, Spanish Ecuador Ghana 31/08/2019 10/02/2019 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on General guidance on data analysis for the development of maximum levels and improved data collection CCCF 14 English European Union JPN,NLD,USA 31/08/2019 15/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on Radioactivity in feed and food CCCF 14 English European Union Japan 31/08/2019 15/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on Hydrogen cyanide and mycotoxins in cassava and cassava-based products CCCF 14 English Nigeria Ghana 31/08/2019 15/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on Development of a Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa beans CCCF 14 English, Spanish Peru ECU,GHA 31/08/2019 15/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on Establishment of maximum levels for methylmercury in additional fish species CCCF 14 English New Zealand Canada 31/08/2019 15/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
Identification and prioritization of commodities for the establishment of new maximum levels for lead for inclusion in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS 193-1995) CCCF 12 English Brazil 30/09/2018 15/02/2019 Closed Invitation Forum
Review and revision of the maximum levels for lead in commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS193-1995) CCCF 12 English United States of America 30/09/2018 01/02/2019 Closed Invitation Forum
Code of Practice for the reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa (2018) CCCF 12 English, Spanish Peru ECU,GHA 30/09/2018 15/02/2019 Closed Invitation Forum
Future work on maximum level for methylmercury in other fish species CCCF 12 English New Zealand Canada 30/09/2018 15/02/2019 Closed Invitation Forum
Guidance on data analysis for the development of maximum levels for contaminants CCCF 12 English European Union JPN,NLD,USA 15/09/2018 15/02/2019 Closed Invitation Forum
Aflatoxins in cereals and cereal-based foods CCCF 12 English Brazil India 31/08/2018 15/02/2019 Closed Invitation Forum
Code of practice for the reduction of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol exters (3MCPDEs) and glycidyl esters (GEs) in refined oils and food products made with refined oils CCCF 12 English United States of America EUR,MYS 31/08/2018 01/02/2019 Closed Invitation Forum
Revision of the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Lead Contamination in Food (CXC 56-2004) CCCF 12 English United States of America United Kingdom 31/08/2018 15/02/2019 Closed Invitation Forum
Maximul levels for cadmium in chocolates and chocolate products CCCF 12 English, Spanish Ecuador BRA,GHA 30/08/2018 01/02/2019 Closed Invitation
Risk Analysis of Contaminants in Food with no Regulatory Level or Risk Management Framework Established CCCF 12 English New Zealand Netherlands 30/06/2018 31/12/2018 Closed Invitation Forum
MLs for HCN in fermented cooked cassava-based products and occurrence of mycotoxins in these products CCCF 11 English Nigeria 15/09/2017 Closed Invitation
MLs for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts CCCF 11 English India 31/08/2017 31/12/2017 Closed Invitation
MLs for mycotoxins in spices CCCF 11 English India 31/08/2017 31/12/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
MLs for methylmercury in fish CCCF 11 English Netherlands CAN,NZL 31/08/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
Revision of the Code of Practice for the prevention and reduction of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in Food and Feed (CAC/RCP 62-2006) CCCF 11 English European Union 31/08/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
MLs for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products CCCF 11 English, Spanish Ecuador BRA,GHA 15/08/2017 22/12/2017 Closed Invitation
MLs for lead in selected commodities in the GSCTFF (CODEX STAN 193-1995), review of existing MLs CCCF 11 English United States of America 31/07/2017 15/01/2018 Closed Invitation
Development of a Code of Practice for the Reduction of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPDE) and glycidyl esters (GE) in refined oils and products made with refined oils, especially infant formula CCCF 11 English United States of America EUR,MYS 31/07/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
Guidelines for risk analysis of chemicals inadvertently present in food at low levels CCCF 11 English New Zealand Netherlands 31/07/2017 15/01/2018 Closed Invitation Forum
Future work on MLs for lead for inclusion in the GSCTFF (CODEX STAN 193-1995), identification/prioritization of commodities for development of new MLs CCCF 11 English Brazil 31/07/2017 31/12/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
Aflatoxins and sterigmatocystin in cereals CCCF 11 English Brazil 31/07/2017 31/12/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
Development of a Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa CCCF 11 English Peru 31/07/2017 31/12/2017 Closed Invitation Forum

Related Circular Letters

Code Issued Title Deadline EN FR ES AR ZH RU
CL 2010/13-CF04/10Distribution of the Report of the Fourth Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods - Part II No. 6: Priority list of Contaminants and Naturally Occurring Toxicants for Evaluation by JECFA 30/01/2011
CL 2011/06-CF02/11Distribution of the Report of the fifth Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (REP11/CF). Part II - Request for comments and information 30/01/2012
CL 2011/16-CF07/11Request for Comments at Step 6 on the Draft Maximum Level for Melamine in Liquid Infant Formula29/11/2011
CL 2012/07-CF03/12Distribution of the Report of the Sixth Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (REP12/CF). Part I: Matters for adoption by the 35th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission30/01/2013
CL 2013/10-CF03/13Distribution of the Report of the Seventh Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (REP13/CF)14/06/2013
CL 2013/23-CF07/13Request for data on lead in Fruit Juices and Nectars30/07/2014
CL 2013/24-CF07/13Request for Comments at Step 6 on the: (1) Draft Maximum Level for Deoxynivalenol (DON) in Cereal-based foods for Infants and Young Children; (2) Draft Maximum Levels for DON in Raw Cereal Grains (Wheat14/12/2013
CL 2013/25-CF07/13Request for comments on MLs for Fumonisins in Maize and Maize Products and Associated Sampling Plans14/11/2013
CL 2015/24-CF09/15Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft revision of the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in Cereals (CAC/RCP 51-2003) (general provisions applicable to mycotoxins in cereals) (REP15/CF, Appendix VII)15/01/2016
CL 2015/08-CF04/15Distribution of the Report of the Ninth Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (REP15/CF)31/05/2015
CL 2015/32-CF02/16Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft maximum level for inorganic arsenic in husked rice15/03/2016
CL 2016/10-CF05/16Distribution of The Report Oo The 10th Session of The Codex Committee on Contaminants In Foods (REP16/CF)10/06/2016
CL 2016/21-CF07/16Request for information on management practices for the prevention and reduction of mycotoxin contamination in spices31/10/2016
CL 2016/20-CF07/16Request for information on management practices for the prevention and reduction of arsenic contamination in rice31/10/2016
CL 2016/22-CF07/16Request for data on cadmium on chocolate and cocoa-derived products05/12/2016
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 2017/24-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 2017/53/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 2017/80-CF08/17Request for comments on the Priority list of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for evaluation by JECFA15/01/2018
CL 2018/05-CF01/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft Code of Practice for the reduction of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPDE) and glycidyl esters (GE) in refined oils and products made with refined oils, especially infant formula23/02/2018
CL 2018/08-CF01/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Chemicals Inadvertently Present in Food at Low Levels23/02/2018
CL 2018/02-CF02/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products 23/02/2018
CL 2018/03-CF02/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft maximum levels for methylmercury in fish including associated sampling plans 07/03/2018
CL 2018/04-CF02/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft revision of the Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in food and feed (CXC 62-2006) 07/03/2018
CL 2018/06-CF01/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft maximum level for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts and associated sampling plan 23/02/2018
CL 2018/07-CF02/18Request for comments on the Proposed draft maximum levels for total aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in nutmeg, chili and paprika, ginger, pepper and turmeric and associated sampling plans 23/02/2018
CL 2018/01-CF02/18Request for comments at Steps 6 and 3 on the Proposed draft and draft maximum levels of lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS 193-1995) 23/02/2018
CL 2018/42/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft revision of the maximum levels for lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS 193-1995)10/06/2018
CL 2018/43/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft maximum levels cadmium in chocolate containing or declaring ≥ 50% to < 70% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis and chocolate containing or declaring ≥ 70% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis10/06/2018
CL 2018/44/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft maximum levels for fish species (i.e. tuna, alfonsino, marlin and shark) 10/06/2018
CL 2018/45/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft revision of the Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non-dioxin like PCBs in food and feed (CXC 62-2006)10/06/2018
CL 2018/46/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft Code of practice for the reduction of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPD) and glycidyl esters (GEs) in refined oils and food products made with refined oils10/06/2018
CL 2018/47/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft Guidelines for risk analysis of instances of contaminants in food where there is no regulatory level or risk management framework established10/06/2018
CL 2018/73-CF08/18Request for comments and information on management practices for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa and cocoa products31/10/2018
CL 2019/11-CF01/19Request for comments on the Priority list of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for evaluation by JECFA31/03/2019
CL 2019/10-CF02/19Request for comments at Step 6 on the proposed draft Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Contaminants in Food where there is no Regulatory Level or Risk Management Framework Established 10/04/2019
CL 2019/09-CF03/19Request for comments at Step 6 on the Proposed draft code of practice for the reduction of 3-MCPDEs and GE in refined oils and food products made with refine oils15/04/2019
CL 2019/07-CF03/19Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft maximum levels for lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS 193-1995)15/04/2019
CL 2019/08-CF04/19Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolates and cocoa-derived products 20/04/2019
CL 2019/45/OCS-CF05/19Request for comments on proposed draft revised maximum levels for lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS 193-1995)15/06/2019
CL 2019/46/OCS-CF05/19Request for comments on a proposed draft maximum level for cadmium for chocolates containing or declaring <30% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis at Step 5/815/06/2019
CL 2019/47/OCS-CF05/19Request for comments on a draft Code of practice for the reduction of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPDEs) and glycidyl esters (GEs) in refined oils and food products made with refined oils (at Step 8) 15/06/2019
CL 2019/48/OCS-CF05/19Request for comments on a draft Guidelines for rapid risk analysis following instances of detection of contaminants in food where there is no regulatory level (at Step 8)15/06/2019
CL 2019/74-CF07/19Request for mitigation measures for mycotoxin contamination in cassava and cassava products10/11/2019
CL 2019/81-CF08/19Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft maximum level for cadmium in chocolates containing or declaring <30% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis.10/11/2019

Related Information Documents


Committee Title Uploaded EN FR ES AR ZH RU
CCCF Guidance for Risk Management Options in Light of Different Risk Assessment Outcomes 28/05/2015