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A united African voice for Codex
17 Jan 2017
The 20th session of the FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for the African region began yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya. The continent of Africa consists of 54 very diverse countries covering 11.7 million square miles. Trade in region now runs in excess of 50 billion USD a year. Delegates from the 49 countries that [...]
   
2016 Codex Highlights
3 Jan 2017
As a busy period of Codex activities gets underway starting with the FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for Africa next week (16th January) in Kenya, the Codex Secretariat has conducted a brief review of the highlights of 2016. 39 new texts The core business in Codex is developing international standards and the 39th [...]
   
China National Codex Committee Annual meeting
23 Dec 2016
On December 21st, Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt spoke to the Chinese National Codex Committee at the annual meeting in Beijing that brings together the numerous ministries involved in Codex work. Annual Codex Report Chaired by Dr Fan Yongxiang of The National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment and hosted by the National [...]
   
40th Codex Alimentarius Commission - new dates
16 Dec 2016
Meeting Announcement Date change The 40th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission will take place in Geneva, Switzerland: Monday 17 to Saturday 22 July 2017. The venue will be announced shortly. Consequently the Executive Committee will meet in Geneva from 10-13 July 2017.     Photo credit (c) Codex/Sciotti
   
4th OIE Global Conference on Animal welfare
13 Dec 2016
After three days of fruitful discussions, the 430 participants of the 4th OIE Global Conference on Animal welfare representing more than 100 countries have endorsed a range of recommendations aimed at furthering the improvement of animal welfare worldwide, one of the OIE’s priority domains of work. In addition, a draft Global [...]
   
Take part in survey on good practices in feed industry
12 Dec 2016
FAO, the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Standard Trade and Development Facility (STDF) invite inputs on knowledge and use of the FAO/IFIF Manual of Good Practice for the Feed Industry.  This 2010 manual, a guide for managers of feedmills and the feed industry as a whole, provides comprehensive information [...]
   
50 years of the Codex Nutrition Committee
4 Dec 2016
This year marks the 50th anniversary of CCNFSDU. In the very early days of Codex, in 1965, the fledgling European Coordinating Committee made a proposal to hand responsibility for a new European Committee on Dietetic Foodstuffs to the Federal Republic of Germany due to the experience in this field of the [...]
   
London AMR meeting sets direction for Codex taskforce
3 Dec 2016
The working group hosted by UK and co-chaired by the USA and Australia met in London from 29 November to 2 December 2016 to complete the tasks set by the 39th Codex Alimentarius Commission. Taskforce to tackle emerging global threat This work involved preparing the work for the Codex Task Force on [...]
   
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Updated on: 18-08-2016
A united African voice for Codex
17 Jan 2017 - 
The 20th session of the FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for the African region began yesterday  [...]
2016 Codex Highlights
3 Jan 2017 - 
As a busy period of Codex activities gets underway starting with the FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating  [...]
China National Codex Committee Annual meeting
23 Dec 2016 - 
On December 21st, Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt spoke to the Chinese National Codex Committee at  [...]
40th Codex Alimentarius Commission - new dates
16 Dec 2016 - 
Meeting Announcement Date change The 40th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission will take place in Geneva,  [...]
4th OIE Global Conference on Animal welfare
13 Dec 2016 - 
After three days of fruitful discussions, the 430 participants of the 4th OIE Global Conference  [...]