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 online platform you will also see a "forum" link.

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

Title
(click for details)
Committee Lang Host CO-host Reg. deadline Closing date Status Links
1 Standard for Quinoa CCCPL English, Spanish Bolivia (Plurinational State of) United States of America 15/01/2016 22/10/2016 Invitation Forum
2 Proposed draft regional Standard for kava as a beverage when mixed with cold water CCNASWP14 English Vanuatu 30/09/2017 31/05/2018 Invitation Forum
3 Proposed draft regional standard for fermented noni juice CCNASWP14 English Tonga 18/12/2016 19/01/2018 Invitation Forum
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 Review of the standard for follow-up formula CCNFSDU38 English New Zealand France, Indonesia 20/01/2017 Invitation Forum
10 Proposed draft definition for biofortification CCNFSDU38 English Zimbabwe South Africa 31/01/2017 Invitation Forum
11 Proposed draft NRV-NCD for EPA and DHA long chain omega-3 fatty acids CCNFSDU38 English Russian Federation Chile 21/01/2016 Invitation Forum
12 Proposed draft guideline for ready-to-use therapeutic foods CCNFSDU38 English, French South Africa Senegal, Uganda 01/02/2017 Invitation Forum
13 Alignment of food additive provisions in standards developed by CCNFSDU CCNFSDU38 English European Union Russian Federation 31/03/2017 Invitation Forum
14 Proposed draft regional standard for dried meat CCAFRICA22 English, French Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Morocco 30/07/2017 15/04/2018 Invitation
15 Proposed draft regional standard for fermented cooked cassava based products CCAFRICA22 English, French Cameroon Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria
16 Proposed draft regional standard for gnetum spp leaves CCAFRICA22 English, French Cameroon Nigeria
17 Revised proposed draft standard for Oregano CCSCH3 English Mexico, Turkey 20/05/2017 30/04/2018 Invitation Forum
18 Group standard for “dried roots, rhizomes, and bulbs” (quality requirements for dried or dehydrated ginger) CCSCH3 English Nigeria 08/09/2017 15/03/2018 Invitation Forum
19 Group standard for “dried roots, rhizomes, and bulbs” (quality requirements for dried garlic) CCSCH3 English India Mali 31/07/2017 15/03/2018 Invitation Forum
20 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 Invitation Forum
21 Group standard for “dried leaves” (quality requirements for basil) CCSCH3 English Egypt Sudan 25/06/2017 15/03/2018 Invitation Forum
22 Group standard for “dried floral parts” (quality requirements for saffron) CCSCH3 English Iran (Islamic Republic of) India 31/07/2017 30/04/2018 Invitation Forum
23 Group standard for “dried seeds” (nutmeg) CCSCH3 English Indonesia 15/07/2017 30/05/2018 Invitation Forum
24 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 Invitation
25 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 Invitation
26 Revision of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CODEX STAN 210-1999): Essential composition of sunflowerseed oils CCFO25 English Argentina Brazil, European Union 14/08/2017 02/05/2018 Invitation Forum
27 Revision of the Standard for Olive Oils and Pomace Olive Oils (CODEX STAN 33-1981) CCFO25 English Spain Argentina, Canada 15/08/2017 Invitation Forum
28 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 Invitation
29 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 Invitation Forum
30 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
31 MLs for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts CCCF11 English India 31/08/2017 31/12/2017 Invitation
32 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 Invitation
33 MLs for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products CCCF11 English, Spanish Ecuador Brazil, Ghana 15/08/2017 22/12/2017 Invitation
34 MLs for mycotoxins in spices CCCF11 English India 31/08/2017 31/12/2017 Invitation Forum
35 MLs for methylmercury in fish CCCF11 English Netherlands Canada, New Zealand 31/08/2017 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 Invitation Forum
37 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 European Union, Malaysia 31/07/2017 Invitation Forum
38 Guidelines for risk analysis of chemicals inadvertently present in food at low levels CCCF11 English New Zealand Netherlands 31/07/2017 15/01/2018 Invitation Forum
39 MLs for HCN in fermented cooked cassava-based products and occurrence of mycotoxins in these products CCCF11 English Nigeria 15/09/2017 Invitation
40 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 Invitation Forum
41 Aflatoxins and sterigmatocystin in cereals CCCF11 English Brazil 31/07/2017 31/12/2017 Invitation Forum
42 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 Invitation Forum
43 Revision of the Classification of Food and Animal Feeds CCPR49 English United States of America Netherlands 31/08/2017 30/11/2017 Invitation Forum
44 Review of the IESTI equations CCPR49 English Netherlands Australia, Uganda 15/08/2017 31/01/2018 Invitation Forum
45 Priorities List of Pesticides for Evaluation by JMPR CCPR49 English Australia Germany 15/09/2017 Invitation Forum
46 Biological methods criteria CCMAS38 English, Spanish Chile Mexico 30/07/2017 Invitation Forum
47 Revision of CODEX STAN 234 / review and update of CODEX STAN 234 CCMAS38 English Brazil Uruguay 01/08/2017 31/01/2018 Invitation Forum
48 Revision of the Guidelines on measurement uncertainty CCMAS38 English Germany 30/09/2017 Invitation Forum
49 Revision of the Guidelines on Sampling CCMAS38 English New Zealand 31/08/2017 Invitation Forum
50 Guidance on the use of systems equivalence (new work) CCFICS23 English, Spanish New Zealand Chile, United States of America 21/08/2017 30/04/2018 Invitation
51 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 Canada, Mexico 18/09/2017 30/04/2018 Invitation
52 Guidance on paperless use of electronic certificates (new work) CCFICS23 English Netherlands Australia 01/08/2017 31/05/2018 Invitation Forum
53 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 Invitation
54 Food additive provisions of the GSFA CCFA49 English United States of America 10/07/2017 06/10/2017 Invitation
55 Guidelines on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance TFAMR5 English, Spanish Netherlands Chile, China, New Zealand 08/08/2017 31/08/2017 Invitation Forum
56 Revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CAC/RCP 61-2005) TFAMR5 English, Spanish United States of America China, Kenya, United Kingdom 08/08/2017 31/08/2017 Invitation Forum
57 Group standard for “dried floral parts” (quality requirements for cloves) CCSCH3 English Nigeria Sri Lanka 08/09/2017 15/03/2018 Invitation Forum
58 EWG on Food Integrity and Food Authenticity CCFICS23 English Iran (Islamic Republic of) Canada, European Union 31/08/2017 30/04/2018 Invitation Forum
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