Procedural Manual

The Procedural Manual of the Codex Alimentarius Commission is intended to help Member Governments participate effectively in the work of the joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. The manual is particularly useful for national delegations attending Codex meetings and for international organizations attending as observers.

It sets out the basic Rules of Procedure, procedures for the elaboration of Codex standards and related texts, basic definitions and guidelines for the operation of Codex committees.

It also gives the membership of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.


Current version

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25th Procedural Manual (2016)

Previous versions

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24th Procedural Manual (2015)
23rd Procedural Manual (2015)
22nd Procedural Manual (2014)
21st Procedural Manual (2013)
Update to 20th Procedural Manual (2012)
20th Procedural Manual (2011)
19th Procedural Manual (2010)
18th Procedural Manual (2008)
17th Procedural Manual (2007)
16th Procedural Manual (2006)
15th Procedural Manual (2005)
Corrigendum - 15th PM (2005)
14th Procedural Manual (2004)
13th Procedural Manual (2003)
12th Procedural Manual (2002)
11th Procedural Manual (2000)
10th Procedural Manual (1997)
9th Procedural Manual (1995)
8th Procedural Manual (1993)
7th Procedural Manual (1989)
6th Procedural Manual (1986)
5th Procedural Manual (1981)
4th Procedural Manual (1975)
3rd Procedural Manual (1973)
2nd Procedural Manual (1969)
1st Procedural Manual (1968)
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