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Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
26/11/2018 - 30/11/2018 | Berlin, Germany


The 40th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses will be held at the H4 Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz from 26-30 November.
The opening session will start at 9:30 am on Monday, 26 November, 2018.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French, Spanish and German during the meeting.

The interpreters ask the delegates to provide all pre-formulated comments in advance (printed or per email to

Wi-Fi will be available at the meeting venue so working documents and other information can also be downloaded during the meeting.


The Physical Working Group on the Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Foods will be held at the same venue on Saturday 24 November from 10:00-17:00.


All participants should provide their information (names and addresses) through the online registration system by accessing the link below, by 25 October 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

Instructions for registration can be found at:

At the meeting, participants will be able to complete the mandatory second part of the registration procedure. This will take place in the lobby of the hotel on:

Saturday 24 November 2018, starting at 9:00 am
Monday 26 November 2018, starting at 7.30 am

The participants will receive identification badges and all necessary organisational information. Identification badges must be visible and worn during the whole meeting.

JEMNU Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the FAO/WHO Joint Expert Meetings on Nutrition (JEMNU) are available here.


Delegates are requested to bring their own documentation to the meeting. This documentation is available in English, French and Spanish in the table here below.

Conference Room Documents (CRDs) will be available electronically during the session. The draft Report of the 40th session of CCNFSDU will be available in the Conference Room.

For more information please see “Information for Delegates” below.

Related documents

ItemDescriptionUpload date
Document Reference
1Provisional Agenda26/07/2018
CX/NFSDU 18/40/1
9Discussion paper on NRV-R for older infants and young children03/09/2018
CX/NFSDU 18/40/10
6.1Proposed draft definition for biofortification04/09/2018
CX/NFSDU 18/40/7
4.2Review of the Standard for Follow-up Formula (CXS 156-1987) - Scope, Product Definition, Labelling12/09/2018
CX/NFSDU 18/40/5
12Discussion paper on general guidelines to establish nutritional profiles05/09/2018
CX/NFSDU 18/40/13
11Discussion paper on harmonized probiotic guidelines for use in foods and dietary supplements17/09/2018
CX/NFSDU 18/40/12
8.1Comments at Step 3 on Proposed draft Claim for “free” of Trans Fatty Acids26/09/2018
CX/NFSDU 18/40/9
4.1Review of the Standard for Follow-Up Formula (CXS 156-1987) - Comments at Step 6 on Essential Composition09/10/2018
CX/NFSDU 18/40/4
5Proposed draft Guidelines for Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods09/10/2018
CX/NFSDU 18/40/6
4Review of the Standard for Follow-up Formula: essential composition requirements09/10/2018
REP18/NFSDU Appendix II
8Proposed draft Claim for “free” of Trans Fatty Acids27/09/2018
REP18/NFSDU Appendix VI
7Proposed draft NRV-NCD for EPA and DHA long chain omega-3 fatty acids15/10/2018
CX/NFSDU 18/40/8
0.1Information for delegates25/07/2018
102Proposal for new work on the general requirements for protein supplements intended for bodybuilding 17/09/2018
103Methods of analysis in the Standard for Infant Formula and Formulas for Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants (CXS 72-1981)15/10/2018
104All files zip collection