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Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH)

FAO/WHO ID No:CX-712
Reference:CX/FH
Terms of Reference:(a) to draft basic provisions on food hygiene applicable to all food;
(b) to consider, amend if necessary and endorse provisions on hygiene prepared by Codex commodity committees and contained in Codex commodity standards, and
(c) to consider, amend if necessary, and endorse provisions on hygiene prepared by Codex commodity committees and contained in Codex codes of practice unless, in specific cases, the Commission has decided otherwise, or
(d) to draft provisions on hygiene applicable to specific food items or food groups, whether coming within the terms of reference of a Codex commodity committee or not;
(e) to consider specific hygiene problems assigned to it by the Commission;
(f) to suggest and prioritize areas where there is a need for microbiological risk assessment at the international level and to develop questions to be addressed by the risk assessors; and,
(g) to consider microbiological risk management matters in relation to food hygiene and in relation to the risk assessment of FAO and WHO.
(The term "hygiene" includes, where necessary, microbiological specifications for food and associated methodology.)
Status:Active
Host:United States of America

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Related Standards

Reference Title Committee Last modified
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CXS 106-1983General Standard for Irradiated FoodsCCFH2003
CXC 19-1979Code of Practice for Radiation Processing of FoodCCFH2003
CXC 1-1969General Principles of Food HygieneCCFH2003
CXC 23-1979Code of Hygienic Practice for Low and Acidified Low Acid Canned FoodsCCFH1993
CXC 40-1993Code of Hygienic Practice for Aseptically Processed and Packaged Low-Acid FoodsCCFH1993
CXC 30-1983Code of Hygienic Practice for the Processing of Frog LegsCCFH1983
CXC 33-1985Code of Hygienic Practice for Collecting, Processing and Marketing of Natural Mineral WatersCCFH2011
CXC 53-2003Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and VegetablesCCFH2017
CXC 46-1999Code of Hygienic Practice for Refrigerated Packaged Foods with Extended Shelf LifeCCFH1999
CXC 15-1976Code of Hygienic Practice for Eggs and Egg ProductsCCFH2007
CXG 61-2007Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Listeria Monocytogenes in FoodsCCFH2009
CXG 63-2007Principles and Guidelines for the Conduct of Microbiological Risk Management (MRM)CCFH2008
CXG 30-1999Principles and Guidelines for the Conduct of Microbiological Risk AssessmentCCFH2014
CXC 47-2001Code of Hygienic Practice for the Transport of Food in Bulk and Semi-Packed FoodCCFH2001
CXC 48-2001Code of Hygienic Practice for Bottled/Packaged Drinking Waters (Other than Natural Mineral Waters)CCFH2001
CXG 21-1997Principles and Guidelines for the Establishment and Application of Microbiological Criteria Related to FoodsCCFH2013
CXC 57-2004Code of Hygienic Practice for Milk and Milk ProductsCCFH2009
CXC 39-1993Code of Hygienic Practice for Precooked and Cooked Foods in Mass CateringCCFH1993
CXG 85-2014Guidelines for the Control of Taenia Saginata in Meat of Domestic CattleCCFH2014
CXG 78-2011Guidelines for the Control of Campylobacter and Salmonella in Chicken MeatCCFH2011
CXG 73-2010Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Pathogenic Vibrio Species in SeafoodCCFH2010
CXG 69-2008Guideline for the Validation of Food Safety Control MeasuresCCFH2013
CXC 66-2008Code of Hygienic Practice for Powdered Formulae for Infants and Young ChildrenCCFH2009
CXG 79-2012Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Viruses in FoodCCFH2012
CXG 86-2015Guidelines for the Control of Trichinella Spp. in Meat of SuidaeCCFH2015
CXC 75-2015Code of Hygienic Practice for Low-Moisture FoodsCCFH2018
CXG 87-2016Guidelines for the Control of Nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. in Beef and Pork MeatCCFH2016
CXG 88-2016Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Foodborne ParasitesCCFH2016

Related Electronic Working Groups

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Guidance for the Management of Biological Foodborne Outbreaks CCFH 50 English, Spanish Denmark CHL,EUR 28/02/2019 29/05/2019 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on Revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene CCFH 50 English, French, Spanish United Kingdom FRA,GHA,IND,MEX,USA 31/01/2019 Active Invitation Forum
EWG on Guidelines for the Control of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Beef Meat, Leafy Greens, Raw Milk and Cheese Produced from Raw Milk, and Sprouts CCFH 50 English, Spanish United States of America Chile 31/01/2019 Active Invitation Forum
Revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene CCFH 49 English, French, Spanish United Kingdom FRA,GHA,IND,MEX,USA 28/02/2018 Closed Invitation Forum
Guideline for the Management of (Micro)biological Foodborne Crisis/Outbreaks CCFH 49 English, Spanish Denmark CHL,EUR 23/02/2018 31/05/2018 Closed Invitation Forum
EWG on Histamine Guidance CCFH 49 French Japan United States of America 31/01/2018 31/03/2018 Closed Invitation Forum
EWG on the development of a Code of Practrice for Allergen Management for Food Business Operators CCFH 49 English Australia GBR,USA 31/01/2018 Closed Invitation Forum
Revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene CCFH 48 English, French, Spanish United Kingdom FRA,GHA,IND,MEX,USA 27/01/2017 30/06/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
Guidance for histamine control in the Codex of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products (CAC/RCP 52-2003) and sampling plans for histamines in standards for fish and fishery products CCFH 48 English Japan United States of America 15/01/2017 30/06/2017 Closed Invitation

Related Circular Letters

Code Issued Title Deadline EN FR ES AR ZH RU
CL 2010/12-FH04/10Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards30/07/2010
CL 2010/57-FH11/10Distribution of the report of the Forty-second Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (REP11/FH) -MATTERS FOR ADOPTION BY THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION -REQUEST FOR COMMENTS30/03/2011
CL 2011/01-FH01/11Request for Data on the Identification and Control of Microbiological Hazards Associated with Melons30/04/2011
CL 2011/11-FH04/11Request for Proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards 14/09/2011
CL 2012/01-FH12/11Request for comments and Proposals on the Hygiene Provisions in the Draft Regional Code of Practice for Street-Vended Foods (Near East)29/06/2012
CL 2012/12-FH05/12Request for proposal for new work and/or revision of existing standards06/09/2012
CL 2013/11-FH04/13Request for Proposals for new Work and/or Revision of Existing Standards31/08/2013
CL 2014/22-FH06/14Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards31/08/2014
CL 2014/26-FH05/14Request for Comments at Step 6 on the draft Guidelines for the Control of Trichinella spp. in Meat of Suidae09/10/2014
CL 2015/17-FH06/15Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards01/09/2015
CL 2015/31-FH11/15Distribution of the report of the Forty-seventh Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (REP16/FH)31/05/2016
CL 2016/18-FH05/16Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards01/09/2016
CL 2016/49/OCS-FH11/16Request for Comments at Step 5/8 on the Proposed Draft Revision of the Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CAC/RCP 53-2003)15/06/2017
CL 2017/68-FH06/17Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards01/09/2017
CL 2017/69-FH07/17Request for comments on Proposed draft revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene (CAC/RCP 1-1969) and its HACCP Annex at Step 330/09/2017
CL 2017/70/OCS-FH07/17Request 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 330/09/2017
CL 2017/87/OCS-FH12/17Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products (CXC 52-2003): guidance for histamine control31/05/2018
CL 2018/35-FH05/18Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards01/09/2018
CL 2018/69/OCS-FH08/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene (CXC 1-1969) and its HACCP annex15/10/2018
CL 2018/71/OCS-FH08/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Code of Practice on Food Allergen Management for Food Business Operators15/10/2018
CL 2018/72/OCS-FH08/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Guidance for the Management of (micro)Biological Foodborne Crises/Outbreaks15/10/2018
CL 2018/70/OCS-FH09/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the revision to the Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products (CXC 52-2003) and the revisions of the section on sampling, examination and analysis related to histamine safety15/10/2018
CL 2018/92/OCS-FH12/18Request for comments at Step 8 on the alignment of the Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products with the histamine control guidance31/05/2019
CL 2018/93/OCS-FH12/18Request for comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft Code of Practice on Food Allergen Management for Food Business Operators31/05/2019
CL 2019/50-FH05/19Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards01/09/2019

Related Information Documents


Committee Title Uploaded EN FR ES AR ZH RU
CCFH Process by which the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) will undertake its work 30/11/2017