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Electronic Working Groups

The list of Electronic Working Groups (eWG)  provides basic information about the eWGs that each Codex Committee establishes when deciding to develop work between sessions.

Below is the list of the eWGs that have been created since the 39th Commission in 2016.

Use the search box for keywords or click on column headings to order the list. Click on the title of the eWG to view the details for a single group. To see the terms of reference and work schedule click on the invitation link and download the file.

If the eWG is working on the discussion board forum you will also see a "forum" link.

The closing date indicated is the initial planned deadline for the working group before the circulation of a report.

 Nº Title (click for details) Committee Lang Host CO-host Reg. deadline Closing date Status Links
1 Establishment of a work plan for the development of Codex standards for processed fruits and vegetables CCPFV English, French, Spanish United States of America 15/03/2018 15/06/2018 Active Invitation Forum
2 Development of Proposed Draft Guidance on the Labelling of non-retail containers of foods CCFL45 English, Spanish India CRI,USA 28/02/2018 31/05/2018 Active Invitation Forum
3 Revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene CCFH50 English, French, Spanish United Kingdom FRA,GHA,IND,MEX,USA 28/02/2018 Active Invitation Forum
4 EWG on Proposed Draft Standard for Ware Potatoes CCFFV20 English India CMR,PER 24/02/2018 Active Invitation Forum
5 NRV-R for older infants and young children CCNFSDU40 English, Spanish Ireland MEX,USA 23/02/2018 Active Invitation Forum
6 Guideline for the Management of (Micro)biological Foodborne Crisis/Outbreaks CCFH50 English, Spanish Denmark CHL,EUR 23/02/2018 16/01/2018 Invitation Forum
7 Proposed draft NRV-NCD for EPA and DHA Long Chain OMEGA-3 Fatty Acids CCNFSDU40 English Russian Federation Chile 20/02/2018 Active Invitation Forum
8 Proposed Draft Stanadard for Onion and Shallots CCFFV21 English Iran (Islamic Republic of) IND,IDN 15/02/2018 Active Invitation Forum
9 EWG on Draft standard for garlic (step 6); inclusion / exclusion of smoked garlic,provisions concerning sizing and commercial types. CCFFV21 English, Spanish Mexico 15/02/2018 Active Invitation Forum
10 Draft Standard for Kiwifruit: Decay Tolerances CCFFV21 English, Spanish New Zealand IRN,MEX 15/02/2018 Active Invitation Forum
11 Revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene CCFH50 English, French, Spanish United Kingdom FRA,GHA,IND,MEX,USA 15/02/2018 Active Invitation Forum
12 EWG on Proposed Draft Standard for Berry Fruits CCFFV21 English, Spanish Mexico Argentina 15/02/2018 01/06/2018 Active Invitation Forum
13 Review of the Follow-up Formula Standard CCNFSDU40 English New Zealand FRA,IDN 02/02/2018 Active Invitation Forum
14 EWG on Histamine Guidance CCFH50 French Japan United States of America 31/01/2018 31/03/2018 Active Invitation Forum
15 Proposed Draft Guidelines for Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) CCNFSDU40 English, French South Africa SEN,UGA 31/01/2018 Active Invitation Forum
16 EWG on the development of a Code of Practrice for Allergen Management for Food Business Operators CCFH50 English Australia GBR,USA 31/01/2018 Active Invitation Forum
17 Proposed Draft Definition for Biofortification CCNFSDU40 English Zimbabwe South Africa 29/01/2018 Active Invitation Forum
18 EWG Proposed Draft Standard for Fresh Dates CCFFV21 English India Saudi Arabia 22/01/2018 31/05/2018 Active Invitation Forum
19 EWG Guidelines on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance TFAMR6 English, Spanish Netherlands CHL,CHN,NZL 15/01/2018 13/07/2018 Active Invitation Forum
20 Proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CXC 61-2005) TFAMR6 English, Spanish United States of America CHL,CHN,KEN,GBR 15/01/2018 24/07/2018 Active Invitation Forum
21 Draft standard for garlic (step 6); inclusion / exclusion of smoked garlic,provisions concerning sizing and commercial types. CCFFV21 English, Spanish Mexico 02/01/2018 Active Invitation Forum
22 Guidelines on Front of pack nutrition labelling (FOPL) systems CCFL44 English, Spanish Costa Rica New Zealand 22/12/2017 Active Invitation Forum
23 Proposed Draft Standard for Yam CCFFV21 English, Spanish Costa Rica Ghana 20/12/2017 10/05/2018 Active Invitation Forum
24 Proposed draft regional Standard for kava as a beverage when mixed with cold water CCNASWP14 English Vanuatu 30/09/2017 31/05/2018 Active Invitation Forum
25 Revision of the Guidelines on measurement uncertainty CCMAS38 English Germany 30/09/2017 Active Invitation Forum
26 Guidance on regulatory approaches to third party assurance schemes in food safety and fair practices in the food trade (new work) CCFICS23 English United Kingdom CAN,MEX 18/09/2017 30/04/2018 Active Invitation
27 Alignment of food additives provisions in standards for fats and oils (except fish oils) and technological justification for use of emulsifiers in FC 02.1.2 of the GSFA CCFO25 English European Union 15/09/2017 01/04/2018 Active Invitation
28 MLs for HCN in fermented cooked cassava-based products and occurrence of mycotoxins in these products CCCF11 English Nigeria 15/09/2017 Active Invitation
29 Priorities List of Pesticides for Evaluation by JMPR CCPR49 English Australia Germany 15/09/2017 Active Invitation Forum
30 Group standard for “dried roots, rhizomes, and bulbs” (quality requirements for dried or dehydrated ginger) CCSCH3 English Nigeria 08/09/2017 15/03/2018 Active Invitation Forum
31 Group standard for “dried floral parts” (quality requirements for cloves) CCSCH3 English Nigeria Sri Lanka 08/09/2017 15/03/2018 Active Invitation Forum
32 Revision of the Guidelines on Sampling CCMAS38 English New Zealand 31/08/2017 Active Invitation Forum
33 MLs for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts CCCF11 English India 31/08/2017 31/12/2017 Active Invitation
34 MLs for mycotoxins in spices CCCF11 English India 31/08/2017 31/12/2017 Active Invitation Forum
35 MLs for methylmercury in fish CCCF11 English Netherlands CAN,NZL 31/08/2017 Active Invitation Forum
36 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) CCCF11 English European Union 31/08/2017 Active Invitation Forum
37 EWG on Food Integrity and Food Authenticity CCFICS23 English Iran (Islamic Republic of) CAN,EUR 31/08/2017 30/04/2018 Active Invitation Forum
38 Revision of the Classification of Food and Animal Feeds CCPR49 English United States of America Netherlands 31/08/2017 30/11/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
39 Guidance on the use of systems equivalence (new work) CCFICS23 English, Spanish New Zealand CHL,USA 21/08/2017 30/04/2018 Active Invitation
40 Revision of the Standard for Olive Oils and Pomace Olive Oils (CODEX STAN 33-1981) CCFO25 English Spain ARG,CAN 15/08/2017 Active Invitation Forum
41 MLs for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products CCCF11 English, Spanish Ecuador BRA,GHA 15/08/2017 22/12/2017 Active Invitation
42 Review of the IESTI equations CCPR49 English Netherlands AUS,UGA 15/08/2017 31/01/2018 Active Invitation Forum
43 Revision of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CODEX STAN 210-1999): Essential composition of sunflowerseed oils CCFO25 English Argentina BRA,EUR 14/08/2017 02/05/2018 Active Invitation Forum
44 Guidelines on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance TFAMR5 English, Spanish Netherlands CHL,CHN,NZL 08/08/2017 31/08/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
45 Revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CAC/RCP 61-2005) TFAMR5 English, Spanish United States of America CHN,KEN,GBR 08/08/2017 31/08/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
46 Revision of CODEX STAN 234 / review and update of CODEX STAN 234 CCMAS38 English Brazil Uruguay 01/08/2017 31/01/2018 Active Invitation Forum
47 Guidance on paperless use of electronic certificates (new work) CCFICS23 English Netherlands Australia 01/08/2017 31/05/2018 Active Invitation Forum
48 Group standard for “dried roots, rhizomes, and bulbs” (quality requirements for dried garlic) CCSCH3 English India Mali 31/07/2017 15/03/2018 Active Invitation Forum
49 Group standard for “dried floral parts” (quality requirements for saffron) CCSCH3 English Iran (Islamic Republic of) India 31/07/2017 30/04/2018 Active Invitation Forum
50 MLs for lead in selected commodities in the GSCTFF (CODEX STAN 193-1995), review of existing MLs CCCF11 English United States of America 31/07/2017 15/01/2018 Active Invitation
51 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 CCCF11 English United States of America EUR,MYS 31/07/2017 Active Invitation Forum
52 Guidelines for risk analysis of chemicals inadvertently present in food at low levels CCCF11 English New Zealand Netherlands 31/07/2017 15/01/2018 Active Invitation Forum
53 Future work on MLs for lead for inclusion in the GSCTFF (CODEX STAN 193-1995), identification/prioritization of commodities for development of new MLs CCCF11 English Brazil 31/07/2017 31/12/2017 Active Invitation Forum
54 Aflatoxins and sterigmatocystin in cereals CCCF11 English Brazil 31/07/2017 31/12/2017 Active Invitation Forum
55 Development of a Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa CCCF11 English Peru 31/07/2017 31/12/2017 Active Invitation Forum
56 Proposed draft regional standard for dried meat CCAFRICA22 English, French BWA,CIV,MAR 30/07/2017 15/04/2018 Active Invitation
57 Biological methods criteria CCMAS38 English, Spanish Chile Mexico 30/07/2017 Active Invitation Forum
58 Discussion paper on the applicability of the fatty acid composition of other oils listed in Table 1 in relation to their corresponding crude form in the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CODEX STAN 210-1999) CCFO25 English United States of America 28/07/2017 Active Invitation Forum
59 Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards and relevant provisions of the GSFA CCFA49 English Australia United States of America 21/07/2017 Active Invitation
60 Revision of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CODEX STAN 210-1999): Inclusion of walnut oil, almond oil, hazelnut oil, pistachio oil, flaxseed oil and avocado oil - (Step 3) CCFO25 English Iran (Islamic Republic of) India 21/07/2017 31/08/2018 Active Invitation Forum
61 Group standard for “dried seeds” (nutmeg) CCSCH3 English Indonesia 15/07/2017 30/05/2018 Active Invitation Forum
62 Food additive provisions of the GSFA CCFA49 English United States of America 10/07/2017 06/10/2017 Closed Invitation
63 Group standard for “dried fruits and berries” (quality requirements for dried chili peppers and paprika) CCSCH3 English India Argentina 30/06/2017 15/03/2018 Active Invitation Forum
64 Revision of the Class Names and the International Numbering System for Food Additives CCFA49 English Iran (Islamic Republic of) Belgium 30/06/2017 30/10/2017 Active Invitation Forum
65 Discussion paper on the use of nitrates (INS 251, 252) and nitrites (INS 249, 250) CCFA49 English European Union Netherlands 30/06/2017 30/10/2017 Active
66 Group standard for “dried leaves” (quality requirements for basil) CCSCH3 English Egypt Sudan 25/06/2017 15/03/2018 Active Invitation Forum
67 Revised proposed draft standard for Oregano CCSCH3 English MEX,TUR 20/05/2017 30/04/2018 Active Invitation Forum
68 Alignment of food additive provisions in standards developed by CCNFSDU CCNFSDU38 English European Union Russian Federation 31/03/2017 Active Invitation Forum
69 Proposed draft guideline for ready-to-use therapeutic foods CCNFSDU38 English, French South Africa SEN,UGA 01/02/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
70 Proposed draft definition for biofortification CCNFSDU38 English Zimbabwe South Africa 31/01/2017 Active Invitation Forum
71 Revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene CCFH48 English, French, Spanish United Kingdom FRA,GHA,IND,MEX,USA 27/01/2017 30/06/2017 Closed Invitation Forum
72 Review of the standard for follow-up formula CCNFSDU38 English New Zealand FRA,IDN 20/01/2017 Active Invitation Forum
73 Discussion paper to propose a possible definition of edible offal tissue and specify edible offal tissues of interest in international trade CCRVDF23 English Kenya 15/01/2017 30/09/2017 Active Invitation Forum
74 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 CCFH48 English Japan United States of America 15/01/2017 30/06/2017 Active Invitation
75 Discussion paper on the feasibility of establishing MRLs for groups of fish species for veterinary drugs being considered by JECFA / CCRVDF CCRVDF23 English Norway Japan 01/01/2017 01/09/2017 Active Invitation Forum
76 Proposed draft regional standard for fermented noni juice CCNASWP14 English Tonga 18/12/2016 19/01/2018 Active Invitation Forum
77 Identify priority veterinary drugs and identify information gaps for a successful and comprehensive assessment by JECFA CCRVDF23 English, Spanish United States of America Costa Rica 16/12/2016 05/12/2017 Active Invitation Forum
78 Proposed draft NRV-NCD for EPA and DHA long chain omega-3 fatty acids CCNFSDU38 English Russian Federation Chile 21/01/2016 Active Invitation Forum
79 Standard for Quinoa CCCPL English, Spanish Bolivia (Plurinational State of) United States of America 15/01/2016 22/10/2016 Closed Invitation Forum
80 Proposed draft regional standard for fermented cooked cassava based products CCAFRICA22 English, French Cameroon BEN,COD,NGA
81 Proposed draft regional standard for gnetum spp leaves CCAFRICA22 English, French Cameroon Nigeria