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A World Full of StandardsThrough an array of magazine-style articles, “Codex – A world full of standards" shares the viewpoints and contributions of the diverse partnership, which includes 188 Member Countries and the European Union as well as over 200 Observers.

This publication is an annual report containing all the new standards proposed by 16 technical committees from July 2017 to July 2018 on the road to safe and quality food for everyone. Over the course of the year, Codex committees met to discuss updates to the international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice, that promote health and facilitate trade.

The contents include interviews, personal stories and features that reveal the science and people behind the standards as well as contributions from the parent organizations, FAO and WHO, and the officers of the Commission. The publication also covers a successful 17-year-long communication campaign and tweets from Codex teams around the world.

The “food code’s” governing body, known as the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), makes decisions on the committees’ proposals during its annual meeting in July.

 

 

Nobody can deny the rapid rate of change that is happening around us. Codex aspires to be ‘future proof’ and to be able to pick up and address change: meeting that aspiration depends on us.

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In a new report, Trade and Food Standards, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) offer a concise explanation of how international food standards are set and applied. The harmonization of standards aims to bolster public health, reduce the burden of compliance on producers and minimize the risk of costly disruptions to trade.

Year: 2017   -   Language: English

This publication showcases the steps the Codex Alimentarius has taken from July 2016 (CAC39) to July 2017 (CAC40) on the road to safe and quality food for everyone. Over the course of the year, the 12 technical and 6 regional committees met to discuss updates to the international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice. The “food code’s” governing body, known as the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), makes decisions on the committees’ proposals during its annual meeting in July. Through an array of magazine-style articles, “The Science of Food Standards - The road from Codex Alimentarius Commission 39 to 40” shares the viewpoints and contributions of the diverse partnership, which includes 187 Member Countries and the European Union as well as over 200 Observers.

Year: 2017   -   Language: English

The Codex Alimentarius Commission envisages a world afforded the highest attainable levels of consumer protection including food safety and quality. To this end, the Commission will develop internationally agreed standards and related texts for use in domestic regulation and international trade in food that are based on scientific principles and fulfil the objectives of consumer health protection and fair practices in food trade.

Year: 2014   -   Language: English