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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(REV2)-PR01/20Request for comments on MRLs for pesticides arising from the 2019 JMPR evaluations 28/02/2021
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 CCRVDF05/06/2021
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(REV1)-RVDF02/20Request for comments on MRLs for veterinary drugs tissues28/02/2021
CL 2020/18(REV1)-RVDF02/20Request for comments on the priority list of veterinary drugs for evaluation by JECFA28/02/2021
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 issues31/03/2021
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 methods15/01/2021
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(REV1)-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 species28/02/2021
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 species15/10/2020
CL 2020/53/OCS-CF08/20Request for comments on work on review of Codex texts for contaminants15/10/2020
CL 2020/54/OCS-FL09/20Request information and comments on FOPNL31/10/2020
CL 2020/56 REV-LAC10/20Request for Comments on the alignment of food additive provisions and alignment plan for regional standards developed by CCLAC30/09/2021
CL 2020/55-FH10/20Request for comments on the decision tree and on methods of analysis for irradiated foods30/11/2020
CL 2020/57-FL11/20Request for comments on innovation and technology in food labelling15/01/2021
CL 2020/58/OCS-FL11/20Request for comments on guidance for internet sales / e-commerce08/01/2021
CL 2020/59/OCS-GP12/20Request for Comments on the Procedural guidance for committees working by correspondence15/01/2021
CL 2020/60/OCS-CF12/20Sampling plans and performance criteria for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based products including foods for infants and young children25/03/2021
CL 2020/61/OCS REV-FFP12/20Request for comments on the establishment of an Electronic Working Group (EWG) to evaluate a proposed amendment of the Standard for Canned Sardines and Sardine-Type Products (CXS 94-1981)14/02/2021
CL 2021/03/OCS-NFSDU01/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft revision of the Standard for Follow-Formula: Section B: DRINK/PRODUCT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH ADDED NUTRIENTS OR DRINK FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: scope, definition and labelling 30/06/2021
CL 2021/02/OCS-RVDF0/Request for comments on the recommendations for the further steps on the use and maintenance of the database on countries’ needs for maximum residue limits for veterinary drugs in foods30/04/2021
CL 2021/07-PR01/21Request for comments on the establishment of the schedules and priority lists of pesticides for evaluation / re-evaluation by the joint FAO/WHO expert meetings on pesticide residues (JMPR)28/02/2021
CL 2021/05/OCS-RVDF01/21Request for comments on the principles and procedure for the parallel review of a new veterinary drug by JECFA and national regulatory agencies 30/04/2021
CL 2021/04/OCS-FH02/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft Guidance for the Management of Biological Foodborne Outbreaks30/06/2021
CL 2021/09/OCS-FL02/21Request for comments on allergen labelling31/03/2021
CL 2021/11/OCS-CF02/21Request for comments at Step 3 on MLs for cadmium in chocolates containing or declaring ≥30% to <50% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis and cocoa powder (100% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis)22/04/2021
CL 2021/12/OCS-CF02/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the CoP for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa beans 22/04/2021
CL 2021/13/OCS-CF02/21Request for comments at Step 3 on MLs for lead in certain food categories22/04/2021
CL 2021/14/OCS-CF02/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the revision of the CoP for the prevention and reduction of lead contamination in foods (CXC 56-2004)22/04/2021
CL 2021/15/OCS-CF02/21Request for comments at Step 3 on MLs for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based foods including foods for infants and young children 22/04/2021
CL 2021/08/OCS-SCH02/21Request for comments, (at Step 3) on the Proposed draft Standard for dried or dehydrated Chilli Pepper and Paprika09/04/2021
CL 2021/17/OCS-FICS03/21Request for comments, at Step 3, on the proposed draft guidelines on recognition and maintenance of equivalence of National Food Control Systems (NFCS) – Updated text30/04/2021
CL 2021/18/OCS-FICS03/21Request for Comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft consolidated Codex guidelines related to equivalence30/04/2021
CL 2021/16/OCS-FICS03/21Request for Comments, at Step 3, on the Proposed Draft Guidance on Paperless use of electronic certificates - (Revision to CXG 38-2001)30/04/2021
CL 2021/10/OCS-MAS03/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft revised General Guidelines on Sampling (CXG50-2004) and its supporting documents28/04/2021
CL 2021/22/OCS-CF03/21Request for comments on the recommendations for the establishment of maximum levels for cadmium and lead in quinoa22/04/2021
CL 2021/23-FA04/21Request for comments on endorsement and/or revision of maximum levels for food additives and processing aids in codex standards10/06/2021
CL 2021/24-FA04/21Request for comments on Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards 10/06/2021
CL 2021/25-FA03/21Request for the comments on the food additive provisions for the GSFA10/06/2021
CL 2021/26-FA04/21Request for comments on the relevant provisions for sweeteners associated with Note 161 10/06/2021
CL 2021/01-FA04/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed changes and/or addition to the International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)31/07/2021
CL 2021/30-FA04/21Request for proposals for change and/or addition to Section 3 of the Class Names and International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)15/09/2021
CL 2021/31/OCS-NFSDU06/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the Guideline for Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF)10/09/2021
CL 2021/06/OCS-RVDF04/21Request for comments on the recommendations for edible offal and other animal tissues of relevance for the purpose of harmonization and elaboration of maximum residue limits for compounds with dual uses05/06/2021
CL 2021/32/OCS-AMR04/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the Code of practice to contain and minimize foodborne antimicrobial resistance25/05/2021
CL 2021/33/OCS-AMR04/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the Guidelines for integranted monitoring and surveillance of foodborne antimicrobial resistance25/05/2021
CL 2021/34/OCS-FA05/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft specifications for the identity and purity of food additives arising from the 89th JECFA meeting31/07/2021
CL 2021/35/OCS-FH04/21Request for comments on the Guidelines for the control of STEC in raw beef, fresh leafy vegetables, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, and sprouts16/06/2021
CL 2021/37/OCS-PR0/Request for comments on the revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (Class C, Class D and Tables of examples for representative commodities for Class C and Class D) (at Step 3)25/06/2021
CL 2021/38/OCS-PR05/21Request for comments on the Guidelines for compounds of low public health concerns that could be exempted from the establishment of Codex MRLs or do not give rise to residues (at Step 3)25/06/2021
CL 2021/39/OCS-PR0/Request for comments on the priority list of pesticides for evaluation / re-evaluation by JMPR05/07/2021
CL 2021/44/OCS-PR05/21Request for comments on the management of unsupported compounds without public health concern scheduled for periodic review 25/06/2021
CL 2021/42/OCS-PR0/Request for comments on the review of the IESTI equations30/06/2021
CL 2021/43/OCS-PR0/Request for comments on the procedures and principles for the engagement of JMPR in parallel reviews of new compounds05/07/2021
CL 2021/19/OCS-FL06/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the Guidelines for front of pack nutrition labelling01/09/2021
CL 2021/21/OCS-FL06/21Request for comments on allergen labelling06/09/2021
CL 2021/45/OCS-FL06/21Request for comments on the guidance for the labelling of non-retail containers07/08/2021
CL 2021/48/OCS-SCH06/21Request for comments at Step 8 on the draft standard for dried roots, rhizomes and bulbs — dried or dehydrated ginger27/08/2021
CL 2021/49/OCS-SCH06/21Request for comments, at Step 8, on draft standard for dried floral parts – Cloves27/08/2021
CL 2021/51/OCS-SCH06/21Request for Comments, at Step 5, on draft Standard for dried seeds - Nutmeg27/08/2021
CL 2021/50/OCS-SCH06/21Request for comments, at Step 8, on draft standard for dried basil27/08/2021
CL 2021/47/OCS-SCH06/21Request for Comments at Step 8 on the draft standard for dried Oregano 27/08/2021
CL 2021/36/OCS-FO06/21Request for comments on the proposals for new work and or amendments to existing Codex Standards 16/09/2021
CL 2021/27/OCS-FO06/21Request for Comments, at Step 3, on the proposed draft revision to the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CXS 210-1999) (Sunflowerseed oil) 16/09/2021
CL 2021/52/OCS-FICS07/21Request for Comments, at Step 8, on the Draft Principles and Guidelines for the assessment and use of voluntary Third-Party Assurance (vTPA) programmes 30/09/2021
CL 2021/53/OCS-FICS07/21Request for Comments at Step 5/8 on the Proposed Draft Guidance on paperless use of electronic certificates (revised Guidelines for Design, Production, Issuance and Use of Generic Official Certificates (CXG 38-2001)30/09/2021
CL 2021/55-FA06/21Request for proposals for new and/or revision of food additive provisions of the GSFA15/01/2022
CL 2021/20/OCS-FL06/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft Guidelines on Internet sales / e-commerce01/09/2021
CL 2021/29/OCS-FO06/21Request for Comments, at Step 3, on the proposed draft revision to the Standard for Olive Oils and Olive Pomace Oils (CXS 33-1981):16/09/2021
CL 2021/57/OCS-FA07/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft specifications for the identity and purity of food additives arising from the 91ST JECFA meeting20/08/2021
CL 2021/28/OCS-FO07/21Request for Comments, at Step 3, on the Proposed Draft amendment/revision to the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CXS 210-1999) - Inclusion of Avocado oil24/09/2021
CL 2021/58/OCS-FO07/21Request for comments on the proposals for new work - proposed amendment/revision to the Codex Standard, for named vegetable oils (CXS 210-1999) to include high oleic acid soya bean oil16/09/2021
CL 2021/59-AMR07/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the Guidelines on integrated monitoring and surveillance of foodborne antimicrobial resistance 07/09/2021
CL 2021/60/OCS-MAS07/21Request for comments on: (i) methods of analysis / performance criteria; (ii) The revised Guidelines on Measurement Uncertainty (CXG54-2004) (at Step 8); and (iii) The General Guidelines for Sampling (CXG50-2004) (at Step 5) 10/09/2021
CL 2021/54/OCS-NFSDU08/21Request for comments on the draft product definition of drink/product for young children with added nutrients or drink for young children; and Nitrogen to protein conversion factors: report of the EWG30/09/2021
CL 2021/61-FA08/21Request for comments on the priority list of substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA25/08/2021
CL 2021/65-AMR08/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the revised Code of practice to minimize and contain foodborne AMR (CXC 61-2005)20/09/2021
CL 2021/66/OCS-GP08/21Request of comments on the draft Procedural Guidance for Committees Working by Correspondence (CWBC) 19/09/2021
CL 2021/67/OCS-FFP08/21Request for comments on laboratories to perform the sensory evaluation and species to be compared with Sardinella lemuru (Bali Sardinella)05/09/2021
CL 2021/56/OCS-NFSDU09/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft general principles for the establishment of NRVs for persons aged 6 – 36 months29/10/2021
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