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What is the Codex Alimentarius?

The Codex Alimentarius or "Food Code" was established by FAO and the World Health Organization in 1963 to develop harmonised international food standards, which protect consumer health and promote fair practices in food trade. Read more ...

Recent Codex Standards

STAN-319 Canned Fruits
STAN-320 Quick Frozen Vegetables
STAN-321 Ginseng Products
CAC/GL-86 Guidelines for Trichinella
CAC/GL-2 Nutrition Labelling

What are the benefits of 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: food hygiene; maximum limits for food additives; residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs; and maximum limits and codes for the prevention of chemical and microbiological contamination. Codex food safety texts are a reference in WTO trade disputes. Read more...

Upcoming Meetings


CAC39 Codex Alimentarius Commission: Rome 27 June - 01 July 2016
Executive Committee: Geneva 29-31 August 2016
CCPFV28 Processed Fruits and Vegetables: Washington DC 12-16 September 2016

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Publications

Discover how Codex texts work together to guarantee food safety and ensure fair practices in food trade.

Go to Thematic Compilations
Updated on: 27-06-2016
Launch of 2nd Codex Trust Fund
29 Jun 2016 - 
Building Codex Globally At the 39th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission the Director General of  [...]
Decisions from Day 2 of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
28 Jun 2016 - 
Maximum limits for pesticide residues in foodAGREED - 28 June 2016Pesticides are chemicals used to  [...]
Decisions from Day 1 of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
27 Jun 2016 - 
Here is a summary of the main decisions taken today at #CAC39. Guidelines for the control  [...]
Codex Executive Committee concludes 71st Session
24 Jun 2016 - 
The Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission met in Rome this week at FAO  [...]
39th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
18 Jun 2016 - 
Delegates from 188 Member Countries will be meeting in Rome from June 27 for 5 days  [...]