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CL 2020/05(REV)-PR05/20Request for comments and information on the schedules and priority lists of pesticides for evaluation by JMPR30/06/2020
CL 2020/04/OCS-AMR01/20Request for comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft revised Code of practice to contain and minimize AMR30/04/2020
CL 2020/02/OCS-FICS01/20Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Guidelines on recognition and maintenance of equivalence of National Food Control Systems (NFCS)01/05/2020
CL 2020/06(REV1)-PR05/20Request for comments on MRLs for pesticides arising from the 2019 JMPR evaluations 31/01/2021
CL 2020/07/OCS-NE01/20Request for Comments at Step 8 on the draft Standard for Mixed Zaatar30/04/2020
CL 2020/09/OCS-FL01/20Request for comments on the proposed draft approach and criteria for evaluation and prioritization of the work of CCFL30/09/2020
CL 2020/08-FL01/20Request for information on future work and emerging issues30/04/2020
CL 2020/10-PR06/20Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed: Request for comments on the revised Class C – Primary Animal Feed Commodities15/09/2020
CL 2020/11-PR06/20Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed: Request for comments on the revised Class D – Processed foods of plant origin15/09/2020
CL 2020/12-PR06/20Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed: Request for comments on tables on examples of representative commodities for commodity groups in different types under Class C and Class D (for inclusion in the Principles and Guidance for the Selection of Representative Commodities for the Extrapolation of MRLs for Pesticides to Commodity Group (CXG 84-2012))15/09/2020
CL 2020/13(REV)-PR05/20Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed: Class B – Primary food commodities of animal origin - Harmonization of meat mammalian maximum residue limits between CCPR and CCRVDF31/08/2020
CL 2020/14-PR06/20Proposed Guidelines for compounds of low public health concerns that could be exempted from the establishment of CXLs31/08/2020
CL 2020/15/OCS-NASWP01/20Request for Comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft Regional Standard for Fermented Noni Fruit Juice30/04/2020
CL 2020/17-RVDF02/20Request for comments on MRLs for veterinary drugs tissues30/11/2020
CL 2020/18-RVDF02/20Request for comments on the priority list of veterinary drugs for evaluation by JECFA30/11/2020
CL 2020/25-CPL01/20Request for comments: Analysis of Responses to CL 2019/92-CPL: grain size in the in the standard for quinoa 15/03/2020
CL 2020/19/OCS-CF02/20Request for comments on the Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolates and cocoa-derived products30/06/2020
CL 2020/20/OCS-CF02/20Proposed draft Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa beans30/06/2020
CL 2020/21/OCS-CF02/20Proposed draft MLs for lead in selected commodities for inclusion in the GSCTFF (CXS 193-1995)30/06/2020
CL 2020/22/OCS-CF01/20Proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice for the prevention and reduction of lead contamination in foods (CXS 56-2004)30/06/2020
CL 2020/23/OCS-CF01/20Proposed draft MLs for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based products including foods for infants and young children30/06/2020
CL 2020/24-CF01/20Priority list of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for evaluation by JECFA28/01/2021
CL 2020/16/OCS-NASWP01/20Request for Comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft Regional Standard for Kava products for use as a beverage when mixed with water30/04/2020
CL 2020/03/OCS-FICS02/20Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Consolidated Codex Guidelines related to Equivalence01/05/2020
CL 2020/01/OCS-FICS02/20Request for Comments, at Step 3, on the Proposed Draft Guidance on Paperless use of electronic certificates – (Revision of the Guidelines for Design, Production, Issuance and Use of Generic Official Certificates – CXG 38-2001)01/05/2020
CL 2020/26/OCS-FICS02/20Request for Comments on the Draft Principles and Guidelines for the assessment and use of voluntary Third-Party Assurance (vTPA) programmes (Updated Text)01/05/2020
CL 2020/27/OCS-MAS03/20Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft revised General Guidelines on Sampling 31/05/2020
CL 2020/28/OCS rev-CAC03/20Request for comments on the Proposed Amendment of the Standard for Canned Sardines and Sardine-Type Products (CXS 94-1981)31/05/2020
CL 2020/29/OCS-MAS03/20Request for comments: review of CXS 234: dairy package and fats and oils package30/06/2020
CL 2020/32-FH04/20Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing Standards31/05/2021
CL 2020/30-NFSDU04/20Request for proposals for new work and emerging issues01/12/2020
CL 2020/33-AFRICA04/20Request for nomination of the Regional Coordinator26/06/2020
CL 2020/31/OCS-MAS05/20Request for comments: (i) the proposed revised Guideline on Measurement Uncertainty (ii) Information document on procedures for the estimation of measurement uncertainty; and (iii) criteria to select Type II methods from multiple Type III methods30/06/2020
CL 2020/34-FA06/20Request for Comments: Expanded Mandates for Electronic Working Groups established by CCFA5115/07/2020
CL 2020/35-FA06/20Request for proposals for change and/or addition to Section 3 of the Class Names and International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)15/09/2020
CL 2020/36-FA06/20Request for proposals for new and/or revision of food additive provisions of the GSFA15/01/2021
CL 2020/37-FA06/20Request for information and comments on the priority list of substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA15/01/2021
CL 2020/38/OCS-SCH06/20Request for comments, (at Step 3) on the proposed draft Standard for Nutmeg30/09/2020
CL 2020/40-PR07/20Request for comments on the management of unsupported compounds without public health concerns scheduled for periodic review. 20/09/2020
CL 2020/41/OCS-FICS07/20Request for comments on the Recommendations included in the Discussion Paper on the Role of CCFICS with Respect to Tackling Food Fraud in the Context of Food Safety and Fair Practices in Food and Appendix 130/09/2020
CL 2020/42-RVDF07/20Request for comments / information on the: (i) approach for the extrapolation of MRLs for veterinary drugs to one or more species and (ii) proposals for MRLs based on the approach proposed for extrapolation of MRLs to one or more species31/10/2020
CL 2020/43/OCS-PFV07/20Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft standard for Gochujang10/09/2020
CL 2020/44/OCS-PFV07/20Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft standard for Chili Sauce10/09/2020
CL 2020/45/OCS-PFV07/20Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft revision to the Standard for Mango Chutney (CXS 160-1987)10/09/2020
CL 2020/46/OCS-PFV07/20Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft general standard for dried fruits10/09/2020
CL 2020/47/OCS-PFV07/20Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft general standard for Canned Mixed Fruits10/09/2020
CL 2020/48/OCS-PFV07/20Request for comments on the revised food additive provisions of the standards for Pickled Cucumbers (CXS 115-1981), Canned Bamboo Shoots (CXS 241-2003), and Jams, Jellies and Marmalades (CXS 296-2009)10/09/2020
CL 2020/49/OCS-PFV07/20Request for comments on the proposed amendment to annex on French Fried Potatoes of the Standard for Quick Frozen Vegetables (CXS 320-2015) 10/09/2020
CL 2020/50/OCS-CF08/20Request for comments on work on maximum levels for cadmium in chocolates and certain cocoa derived products30/09/2020
CL 2020/51/OCS-CF08/20Request for comments on work on cassava and cassava-based products 30/09/2020
CL 2020/52/OCS-CF08/20Request for comments on work on methylmercury in additional fish species30/09/2020
CL 2020/53/OCS-CF08/20Request for comments on work on review of Codex texts for contaminants30/09/2020
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