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Codex Committee on Food Additives
26/03/2018 - 30/03/2018 | Xiamen, Fujian Province, China


The 50th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives will be held from the 26th to the 30th March 2018 in Xiamen, Fujian Province China. The Session will begin at 9:00 on Monday 26 March 2018. The Session will be conducted in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.


All participants should provide their information (names and addresses) through the online registration system by accessing the link below, latest by 26 February 2018.

Login and password for the online registration have been provided to all Codex Contact Points and Contact Point of Observers Organizations. If the login and password have not been received, please contact
Only in case of technical difficulty, the registration form should be sent directly to the CCFA Secretariat.


Information for delegates are available in the table here below.


The documents for the session are available in English, French, Spanish and Chinese. They will be placed on the Codex website as soon as they are prepared. NB! We kindly remind you to obtain all documentation from the Codex website prior to the meeting.

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1Provisional Agenda27/10/2017
CX/FA 18/50/1
12Information document to the doscussion on the GSFA03/11/2017
FA/50 INF/01
8Discussion paper on “Future Strategies for CCFA”23/11/2017
CX/FA 18/50/13 Rev.1
5.1General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA): Report of the EWG on the GSFA 24/11/2017
CX/FA 18/50/7
4.2Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards: Report of the EWG on Alignment 09/01/2018
CX/FA 18/50/6
3.2Proposed draft Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food Additives arising from the 84th JECFA meeting09/01/2018
CX/FA 18/50/4
2Matters Referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other subsidiary bodies15/01/2018
CX/FA 18/50/2
4.1Endorsement and/or revision of maximum levels for food additives and processing aids in Codex standards 15/01/2018
CX/FA 18/50/5
13Information document on food additive provisions in commodity standards19/12/2017
FA/50 INF/02
5.4Discussion paper on the use of the terms “unprocessed” and “plain” in the GSFA18/01/2018
CX/FA 18/50/10
2.1Additional matters02/02/2018
CX/FA 18/50/2 Add.1
7Proposals for additions and changes to the priority list of substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA 05/02/2018
CX/FA 18/50/12
6Proposed draft revision to the International Numbering System (INS) for Food Additives (CAC/GL 36-1989)09/02/2018
CX/FA 18/50/11
5.3Discussion paper on the use of nitrates (INS 251, 252) and nitrites (INS 249, 250)13/02/2018
CX/FA 18/50/9
5.11General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA): Provisions for food additives in FC 01.6.4 22/02/2018
CX/FA 18/50/7 Add.1
3.1Matters of Interest arising from FAO/WHO and from the 84th Meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)22/02/2018
CX/FA 18/50/3 Rev.1
3.3Corrigendum 22/02/2018
CX/FA 18/50/4 Corrigendum
3.4Proposed draft Specifications for the identity and purity of food additives arising from the 84th JECFA meeting. Comments at Step 3 (Replies to CL 2018/10-FA)23/02/2018
CX/FA 18/50/4 Add.1
101Division of comptence between the European Union and its Member States14/03/2018
8.1Replies to CL 2017/92-FA of Costa Rica, Ecuador, Russian Federations, AMFEP, BEUC, CCC, CEFS, EU Specialty Food Ingredients, FoodDrinkEurope, IACFO, IACM, ICA, ICBA, ICGA, ICGMA, IDF, IFAC, IFU, IOFI, ISA, ISDI and NATCOL26/02/2018
CX/FA 18/50/13 Add.1
0.1Information for delegates20/12/2017
0.2Reservation form (Wanda Realm North Bay)20/12/2017
5.2General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA): Proposals for new and/or revision of food additive provisions (replies to CL 2017/47-FA) 02/03/2018
CX/FA 18/50/8
106Comments on Agenda Item 5(c) from JECFA secretariat09/03/2018
8.2Additional replies to CL 2017/92-FA of Brazil, European Union(EU), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Sudan, Enzyme Technical Association(ETA) and Food Industry Asia (FIA)20/03/2018
CX/FA 18/50/13 Add.2
6.1Comments at Step 3 of Brazil, Columbia, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, United States of America, CCC, EFEMA, EU Specialty Food Ingredients, IACM, ICGMA, IFAC and ISC20/03/2018
CX/FA 18/50/11 Add.1
107Comments on Agenda item 5(a) from China, Morocco, Nicaragua, Philippines, Republic of Korea, GOED, IDF and IFU 20/03/2018
108All files zip collection