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Codex Committee on Food Labelling
27/09/2021 - 07/10/2021 | Virtual,


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCFL46 was postponed from 2020 to 2021.

The 46th Session will be held virtually on 27 September to 1 October 2021 (21:00 – 24:00 (CET). Report adoption is scheduled for 7 October 2021 (21:00 – 24:00 CET).
The working group on FOPNL will be held virtually on 21 and 22 September 2021 (21:00 – 24:00 CET).
A meeting for 1st time delegates will be held on 16 September at 21:00 (CET).

All work scheduled for consideration by CCFL46 will continue through the mechanisms agreed by CCFL45 (e.g. EWG within the mandates given by CCFL45).

Additional information and further updates will be published here as soon as they become available.


The Codex Secretariat has prepared a guidance for Members and Observers to facilitate the smooth running of Codex virtual meetings. Codex members and observers participating in the upcoming virtual meeting are kindly invited to consult the "Information for Delegates" webpage and in particular to read the Guidance to participants of virtual meetings available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.


working-group-programmeThe working group on front of pack nutrition labelling (FOPNL) will be held virtually on 21 and 22 September 2021 (21:00 – 24:00 CET).

Download the programme: English

Download a message from the Chairpersons of the working group: English

Download a summary of responses to CL2021/19/FL prepared by the chairpersons of the working group.

When you register for CCFL you are automatically registered for the FOPNL working group and will receive a message to pre-register in zoom for both CCFL and the FOPNL working group. Delegates who will participate in CCFL are particularly encouraged to participate in this Working Group.


webinar-programmePreparation for CCFL46: Wednesday 9 June 2021, 21:00–22:30 (CEST)

CCFL46 is scheduled for 27 September to1 October 2021. The last time the Committee met was in May 2019. A lot has happened in the meanwhile and to help prepare for the upcoming CCFL46, a webinar was held on 9 June 2021 from 21:00 – 22:30 (CEST) to provide an update on work and the key issues related to labelling of non-retail containers, front of pack nutrition labelling, allergen labelling and guidance on internet sales, amongst others.

Download the programme: English, French and Spanish

Listen to or download the audio file of the webinar

Pre-CCFL Information Session for Delegates

webinar-programmeThursday 16 September 2021, 15:00-17:00 (EST) | 21:00–22:30 (CEST)

This informal session is ideal for those wishing to learn more about the upcoming meeting. Registration to this pre-CCFL event is automatic if you register for the formal CCFL46 session via the online registration system (for Members and Observers).

Download the programme: English

Listen to or download the audio file of the event


Chairperson Kathy Twardek, Canada, previews the upcoming session.

Related documents

ItemDescriptionUpload date
Document Reference
CX/FL 21/46/1
13.1Approach and criteria for evaluation and prioritization of work of CCFL : comments17/03/2021
CX/FL 21/46/13
5.1Draft Guidance for the Labelling of Non-Retail Containers : comments17/03/2021
CX/FL 21/46/5
5Draft Guidance for the labelling of non-retail containers30/03/2021
REP19/FL, Appendix II
11Labelling of foods in joint presentation and multipack formats (discussion paper)23/04/2021
CX/FL 21/46/11
13.2Approach and criteria for evaluation and prioritization of work of CCFL (analysis of comments and proposed amendments)23/04/2021
CX/FL 21/46/13 Add.1
5.2Draft Guidance for the Labelling of Non-Retail Containers: revised draft03/06/2021
CX/FL 21/46/5 Add.1
8Allergen labelling: proposed draft revisions to the GSLPF and guidance of precautionary allergen labelling09/06/2021
CX/FL 21/46/8
9Innovation - use of technology in food labelling (discussion paper)10/06/2021
CX/FL 21/46/9
6Proposed draft guidelines on front of pack nutrition labelling11/06/2021
CX/FL 21/46/6
4Consideration of Labelling Provisions in Codex Standards (Endorsement)23/06/2021
CX/FL 21/46/4
12Future Work and Direction of CCFL (discussion paper)24/06/2021
CX/FL 21/46/12
2Matters Referred to the Committee by the CAC and Other Codex Subsidiary Bodies25/06/2021
CX/FL 21/46/2
7Proposed draft Guidelines on Internet sales / e-commerce29/06/2021
CX/FL 21/46/7
5.3Draft guidance for the labelling of non-retail containers 29/08/2021
CX/FL 21/46/5 Add.2
101Division of Competence between the EU and its Member States15/09/2021
6.1Comments in reply to CL 2021/19/OCS-FL15/09/2021
CX/FL 21/46/6 Add1
7.1Comments in reply to CL 2021/20/OCS-FL15/09/2021
CX/FL 21/46/7 Add.1
8.2Proposed draft guidance on precautionary allergen labelling Comments in reply to CL 2021/21/OCS-FL 17/09/2021
CX/FL 21/46/8 Add.2
8.1Proposed draft revision to the General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods – provisions relevant to allergen labelling Comments in reply to CL 2021/21/OCS-FL 17/09/2021
CX/FL 21/46/8 Add.1
3Matters of interest from FAO and WHO21/09/2021
CX/FL 21/46/3
102All files zip collection