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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:
Report:
CCCF4Izmir
Turkey
26/04/201030/04/2010Agenda:
Report:
CCCF5The Hague
Netherlands
21/03/201125/03/2011Agenda:
Report:
CCCF6Maastricht
Netherlands
26/03/201230/03/2012Agenda:
Report:
CCCF7Moscow
Russian Federation
08/04/201312/04/2013Agenda:
Report:
CCCF9New Delhi
India
16/03/201520/03/2015Agenda:
Report:
CCCF3
Netherlands
23/03/200927/03/2009Agenda:
Report:
CCCF10Rotterdam
Netherlands
04/04/201608/04/2016Agenda:
Report:
CCCF8The Hague
Netherlands
31/03/201404/04/2014Agenda:
Report:
CCCF11Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
03/04/201707/04/2017Agenda:
Report:
CCCF12Utrecht
Netherlands
12/03/201816/03/2018Agenda:
Report:
CCCF13TBA
29/04/201903/05/2019Agenda:
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Related Standards

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CODEX STAN 193-1995General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and FeedCCCF2017
CAC/RCP 60-2005Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Inorganic Tin Contamination in Canned FoodsCCCF2005
CAC/RCP 59-2005Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in Tree NutsCCCF2010
CAC/RCP 72-2013Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Ochratoxin A Contamination in CocoaCCCF2013
CAC/RCP 45-1997Code of Practice for the Reduction of Aflatoxin B1 in Raw Materials and Supplemental Feedingstuffs for Milk-Producing AnimalsCCCF1997
CAC/RCP 55-2004Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in PeanutsCCCF2004
CAC/RCP 62-2006Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Dioxin and Dioxin-like PCB Contamination in Food and FeedCCCF2006
CAC/RCP 49-2001Code of Practice Concerning Source Directed Measures to Reduce Contamination of Foods with ChemicalsCCCF2001
CAC/RCP 51-2003Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in CerealsCCCF2017
CAC/RCP 56-2004Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Lead Contamination in FoodsCCCF2004
CAC/RCP 73-2013Code of Practice for the Reduction of Hydrocyanic Acid (HCN) in Cassava and Cassava ProductsCCCF2013
CAC/RCP 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
CAC/RCP 68-2009Code of Practice for the Reduction of Contamination of Food with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) from Smoking and Direct Drying ProcessesCCCF2009
CAC/RCP 67-2009Code of Practice for the Reduction of Acrylamide in FoodsCCCF2009
CAC/RCP 70-2011Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Ethyl Carbamate Contamination in Stone Fruit DistillatesCCCF2011
CAC/RCP 63-2007Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Ochratoxin A Contamination in WineCCCF2007
CAC/RCP 50-2003Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Patulin Contamination in Apple Juice and Apple Juice Ingredients in Other Beverages CCCF2003
CAC/RCP 65-2008Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in Dried FigsCCCF2008
CAC/RCP 69-2009Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Ochratoxin A Contamination in CoffeeCCCF2009
CAC/RCP 74-2014Code of Practice for Weed Control to Prevent and Reduce Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Contamination in Food and FeedCCCF2014
CAC/RCP 77-2017Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Arsenic Contamination in RiceCCCF2017
CAC/RCP 78-2017Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxins in Spices CCCF2017

E-Working Groups list

Title (click for details) Committee Lang Host CO-host Reg. deadline Closing date Status Links
Risk Analysis of Contaminants in Food with no Regulatory Level or Risk Management Framework Established CCCF 12 French New Zealand Netherlands 30/06/2018 31/12/2018 Active Invitation Forum
Risk Analysis of Contaminants in Food with no Regulatory Level or Risk Management Framework Established CCCF 12 French New Zealand Netherlands 30/06/2018 31/12/2018 Active Forum
Risk Analysis of Contaminants in Food with no Regulatory Level or Risk Management Framework Established CCCF 12 French New Zealand Netherlands 30/06/2018 31/12/2018 Active Invitation Forum
Risk Analysis of Contaminants in Food with no Regulatory Level or Risk Management Framework Established CCCF 12 French New Zealand Netherlands 30/06/2018 31/12/2018 Active 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 Active 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