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Progressing Global Standards during a global pandemic

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges to our way of living, interacting and working. The way we have worked internationally to date has been turned on its head. With the cancellation of almost all physical Codex meetings for 2020, it is now essential to look to new ways of continuing the work. The 79th session of the Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission successfully met virtually between 13 and 20th July 202. In the current context, if [...]
26 July 2020

اللجنة التنفيذية لهيئة الدستور الغذائي: الريادة في العمل الافتراضي

أوصى الاجتماع التاسع والسبعون للجنة التنفيذية لهيئة الدستور الغذائي بأن يتم ارسال النصوص الرئيسية الصادرة عن الدستور الغذائي بشأن نظافة الأغذية وإدارة مسببات الحساسية في الاغذية، إلى جانب سلسلة من المعايير الإقليمية والعالمية الخاصة بالسلع- من الكافا (نوع من أنواع الفلفل) إلى صلصة الفلفل الحار وفاكهة الكيوي والثوم واليام – ليتم اعتمادها في الاجتماع التالي للهيئة: أي الدورة الثالثة والاربعون لهيئة الدستور الغذائي. وسيُعقد هذا الاجتماع بشكل افتراضي ابتداء من أواخر أيلول/سبتمبر في حال وافق أعضاء الهيئة على الطرائق التي [...]
24 July 2020

FAO COVID-19 response affirms importance of food safety standards for trade

A webinar held on 14 July 2020 entitled ‘Joint Action on COVID-19: Boosting our Global Response’, presented the seven main intervention areas that FAO has developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis with a clear message that business as usual is not a possibility. If we carry on as usual we will see major loss of life. FAO Director-General QU Dongyu told participants that with 4.5 billion people dependent on food systems for their jobs and livelihoods it was time for FAO [...]
16 July 2020

Codex Executive Committee takes virtual route for standard setting

In an historic moment for the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the Executive Committee (CCEXEC) began its 79th meeting online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Spread over seven days (13-20 July 2020) and four online sessions, the committee will examine standards for adoption and proposals for new work from those committees that were able to meet before travel became impossible in March this year and all subsequent Codex meetings were cancelled. The recommendations of the CCEXEC will go forward for consideration [...]
13 July 2020

Spices sector gears up for post-COVID challenges and revival

by Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) Secretariat Towards the end of 2019, a new strain of coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2, which showed unprecedented virulence and severity, was reported from Wuhan, China. Within about three months, the number of confirmed cases of infection, called COVID-19, had soared and the virus had spread to many countries across the world with exponentially rising infection and death rates. The outbreak was then declared a global health emergency, and on 11th March 2020, WHO [...]
02 July 2020

اللجنة التنفيذية التابعة لهيئة لدستور الغذائي تعقد اجتماعها التاسع والسبعون بشكل افتراضي/ تم التأكيد على انعقاد أول جلسة عبر الانترنت لإحدى لجان هيئة الدستور الغذائي

أكد اليوم أمين هيئة الدستور الغذائي السيد/ توم هيلاندت بأنه سيتم عقد اجتماع رسمي لهيئة الدستور الغذائي لأول مرة باستخدام تقنية عقد الاجتماعات افتراضياً. وبعد مناقشات مستفيضة مع منظمة الاغذية والزارعة ومنظمة الصحة العالمية، تم الاقتراح على عضوية اللجنة التنفيذية لهيئة الدستور الغذائي بأن تقوم بعقد جلستها القادمة بشكل افتراضي، مع التأكيد أن ذلك لن يتم إلا بموافقة أغلبية الأعضاء، الذين أقروا بالفعل هذا الامر. وسيتم عقد الاجتماع التاسع والسبعين للجنة التنفيذية التابعة لهيئة لدستور الغذائي في 13 و14 و17 [...]
27 June 2020

The Latin American and the Caribbean region comes together to keep Codex work active

Members from the Latin American and the Caribbean region met online on 17 June 2020 to discuss and share their views about Codex, the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and identify the best practices to carry on the work of committee ahead of the next session. Diego Varela, Chile, Chairperson of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (CCLAC), said that after working very actively on the follow-up to CCLAC21 through the Codex web forum, the countries of [...]
24 June 2020

Ensuring food safety during the COVID-19 pandemic - a Codex observer view

Science and Codex guidelines help food businesses By Leon Gorris, Secretary of the International Commission on Microbiological Specification for Foods (ICMSF) Ensuring food safety is a public health priority and an essential step to achieving food security. While we are celebrating World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2020, we remind ourselves that food safety is everyone’s business. We all play a role, e.g. food growers, processors, distributors, retailers and consumers. Around the globe about 7 Million people have been infected by the coronavirus disease: [...]
17 June 2020

North America and South-West Pacific ready to tackle new challenges

Members from one of the most diverse regions in Codex met online on 26 May 2020 to review the status of the disrupted Codex meeting schedule and explore how to best proceed with work in the committee ahead of the next session. Timothy Tumukon, Vanuatu, Regional Coordinator, for the Coordinating Committee for North America and the South West Pacific (CCNASWP), said attendance from around the globe “showed the commitment from all countries to work of Codex and food safety, especially in [...]
15 June 2020

Codex podcast / the regional view on food safety in times of COVID-19

The six regional committees are the backbone of the international dimension of the Codex Alimentarius and an early warning system for global food safety issues. In this episode of the Codex podcast the regional coordinators discuss COVID, the importance of food safety standards and opportunities for new ways of working. Guests: Mohammad Hussein AliAbadi (Iran), Sunil Bakshi (India),  Nailya Karsybiekova (Kazakhstan), Kimutai Maritim (Kenya), Diego Varela (Chile)   UNFAO · COVID-19: the regional view on Codex and food safety   Read more Visit the COVID-19 thematic [...]
12 June 2020
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