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 intial planned deadline for the working group before the circulation of a report.

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Committee Lang Host CO-host Reg. deadline Closing date Status Links
Proposed draft guideline for ready-to-use therapeutic foods CCNFSDU38 English, French South Africa Senegal, Uganda 01/02/2017 Invitation
Proposed draft definition for biofortification CCNFSDU38 English Zimbabwe South Africa 31/01/2017 Invitation
Revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene CCFH48 English, French, Spanish United Kingdom France, Ghana, India, Mexico, United States of America 27/01/2017 30/06/2017 Invitation Forum
Review of the standard for follow-up formula CCNFSDU38 English New Zealand France, Indonesia 20/01/2017 Invitation Forum
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 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 CCFH48 English Japan United States of America 15/01/2017 30/06/2017 Invitation
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 Invitation Forum
Proposed draft regional standard for fermented noni juice CCNASWP14 English Tonga 18/12/2016 19/01/2018 Invitation Forum
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 Invitation Forum
Standard for Quinoa CCCPL English, Spanish Bolivia (Plurinational State of) United States of America 15/01/2016 22/10/2016 Invitation Forum
Proposed draft regional Standard for kava as a beverage when mixed with cold water CCNASWP14 English Vanuatu 31/05/2018
Proposed draft regional standard for dried meat CCAFRICA22 English, French Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Morocco
Proposed draft regional standard for fermented cooked cassava based products CCAFRICA22 English, French Cameroon Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria
Proposed draft regional standard for gnetum spp leaves CCAFRICA22 English, French Cameroon Nigeria
Proposed draft NRV-NCD for EPA and DHA long chain omega-3 fatty acids CCNFSDU38 English Russian Federation Chile
Alignment of food additive provisions in standards developed by CCNFSDU CCNFSDU38 English European Union Russian Federation
Updated on: 19-12-2016
Codex Food Additives Committee meeting in Macao, China
17 Mar 2017 - 
This committee establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels for individual food additives. A food additive  [...]
Dr. Moses Gathura Gichia Coordinator for Africa Region retires
27 Feb 2017 - 
CCAFRICA Coordinator and Executive Committee Member of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Dr. Moses Gathura Gichia  [...]
Report of Codex AMR meeting published
17 Feb 2017 - 
The Codex Secretariat has published the report of the working group on AMR hosted by  [...]
Feed industry meeting highlights antimicrobial resistance
7 Feb 2017 - 
The 10th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the Food  [...]
Spices Committee Chennai 6-10 February
1 Feb 2017 - 
On July 5 2013, at its 36th session, the Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed to establish  [...]