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CODEX STAN 330-2018
Standard for Aubergines

CODEX STAN 332R-2018
Regional Standard for Doogh

CAC/MISC 6-2018
List of Codex Specifications for Food Additives

CAC/RCP 76R-2017
Regional Code of Hygienic Practice for Street-Vended Foods in Asia

CAC/GL 90-2017
Guidelines on Performance Criteria for Methods of Analysis for the Determination of Pesticide Residues in Food and Feed

CAC/GL 91-2017
Principles and Guidelines for Monitoring the Performance of National Food Control Systems

CAC/RCP 77-2017
Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Arsenic Contamination in Rice

CAC/RCP 78-2017
Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxins in Spices

CODEX STAN 329-2017
Standard for Fish Oils

CODEX STAN 325R-2017
Regional Standard for Unrefined Shea Butter

CODEX STAN 323R-2017
Regional Standard for Laver Products

CODEX STAN 326-2017
Standard for Black, White and Green Peppers

CODEX STAN 327-2017
Standard for Cumin

CODEX STAN 328-2017
Standard for Dried Thyme

CODEX STAN 331-2017
Standard for Dairy Permeate Powders

CODEX STAN 324R-2017
Regional Standard for Yacon

CAC/GL 89-2016
Principles and guidelines for the exchange of information between importing and exporting countries to support the trade in food

CAC/GL 87-2016
Guidelines for the Control of Nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. in Beef and Pork Meat

CAC/GL 88-2016
Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Foodborne Parasites

CODEX STAN 322R-2015
Regional Standard for Non-Fermented Soybean Products

CODEX STAN 316-2014
Standard for Passion Fruit

CAC/GL 85-2014
Guidelines for the Control of Taenia Saginata in Meat of Domestic Cattle

Protecting health, facilitating trade

What is the Codex Alimentarius?

The Codex Alimentarius, or "Food Code" is a collection of standards, guidelines and codes of practice adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The Commission, also known as CAC, is the central part of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme and was established by FAO and WHO to protect consumer health and promote fair practices in food trade. It held its first meeting in 1963. [... more]

Why do we need Codex standards?

Codex standards ensure that food is safe and can be traded. The 188 Codex members have negotiated science based recommendations in all areas related to food safety and quality. Codex food safety texts are a reference in WTO trade disputes. [... more]

Codex and...

 Animal Feed

Good animal feeding plays a vital role in animal health & welfare and in the production of safe and quality products of animal origin.

 Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global threat of increasing concern to human and animal health. It also has implications for both food safety and food security and the economic well being of millions of farming households.

 Biotechnology

While there is little controversy about many aspects of biotechnology and its application, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are often the target of very intensive debate.

Contaminants

Contaminants are chemical substances that have not been intentionally added to food or feed and may pose a risk to animal and human health.

Nutrition & Labelling

The food label is one of the most important tools consumers can use to make informed choices about healthy and safe foods.

Pesticides

Pesticides with public health uses are intended to limit the potential for disease. By their nature, many pesticides may pose some risk to humans, animals, or the environment.

Scientific Approach

Codex committees, when developing standards, need to analyze risk. Independent scientific advice is provided to Codex by expert bodies organized by FAO/WHO. These bodies also give direct advice to Member Governments. [... more]

Sound Science

Upcoming Meetings

CCCF13
Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods
Yogyakarta
Indonesia
29/04/201903/05/2019
CCFL45
Codex Committee on Food Labelling
Ottawa
Canada
13/05/201917/05/2019
CCMAS40
Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling
Budapest
Hungary
27/05/201931/05/2019
CCEXEC77
Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Geneva
Switzerland
01/07/201905/07/2019
CAC42
Codex Alimentarius Commission
Geneva
Switzerland
08/07/201912/07/2019
CCAFRICA23
FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa
Nairobi
Kenya
02/09/201906/09/2019
CCNASWP15
FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for North America and South West Pacific
TBA
Vanuatu
16/09/201920/09/2019
CCASIA21
FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia
TBA
India
23/09/201927/09/2019

Publications

A drop of oil, a tonne of value Matters of food authenticity are less likely to create problems for public health but they can and do create great damage in the market, leading to breakdowns in consumer confidence and unfair competition as honest traders are unable to match the discounted prices of their fraudulent rivals.

The Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO) was established in 1964 to elaborate worldwide standards for fats and oils of animal, vegetable and marine origin including margarine and olive oil.

This publication explores how CCFO operates and the role Malaysia has played since taking over the committee from the UK in 2009. With contributions from producing nations, traders, members and observers, the reader will glimpse what goes on in an international standard setting body to ensure safe food and a level playing field for trade.

The safety, quality and
authenticity of the products that CCFO
deals with are of immense importance
to consumers, suppliers, retailers and
regulators around the world.

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Codex and SDGs

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. How is Codex working to achieve these goals? [... more]