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CCFICS - building greater understanding and achieving consensus
5 Feb 2016
Q&A interview with Greg Read, Chair of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) as the 22nd session of the Committee gets underway in Melbourne. Thanks for your time Greg. Q. For those who don’t know you, could you remind us of what you do outside [...]
   
Understanding Codex on Video - Observers
2 Feb 2016
The following video is the second part of a short series that explains Codex Alimentarius to a wider audience. Codex Alimentarius and Observers There are currently 187 Codex Members in the Codex Alimentarius Commission, but of equal importance to the process of standard setting are the 234 organizations that have observer status [...]
   
Kuwait - WTO Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
29 Jan 2016
A Regional Workshop on the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures for the Arab Region took place earlier this week in Kuwait. Members from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia and UAE participated in this training touching upon all aspects of the implementation of [...]
   
Understanding Codex on Video
19 Jan 2016
The following video is part of a short series that explains Codex Alimentarius to a wider audience. Codex Alimentarius and Trade Article 1a of the Statutes of the Codex Alimentarius Commission describes the purpose of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme as: Protecting the health of the consumers and ensuring fair practices in [...]
   
New work for Spices Committee
8 Jan 2016
The Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) is hosted by India and first met in 2014. One of the first proposals for new work presented to the committee was to establish a standard for Black, White and Green (BWG) Pepper. The purpose of the standard will be to develop harmonized [...]
   
Codex to use new online commenting system for draft standards
18 Dec 2015
The Codex secretariat is happy to announce that FAO has signed a contract with PleaseTech for anew Online Commenting System (OCS) following a thorough procurement process. The system, called PleaseReview, will enable Codex members and observers to share and submit comments on draft standards online at the click of a [...]
   
Working with OIE on Salmonellosis in pigs and cattle
9 Dec 2015
The Codex Secretariat is participating in the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) working group on Salmonellosis in pig and in cattle taking place at OIE HQ in Paris, 8-10 December 2015. This ad-hoc working group will further revise the draft chapters of the OIE Animal Terrestrial Health Code on Salmonellosis [...]
   
Draft standard for processed cheese meeting - Montevideo
6 Dec 2015
The Codex Committee for Milk and Milk Products (CCMMP) physical working group on processed cheese will be meeting in Montevideo Uruguay from Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th December to discuss, and continue drafting, the Standard for Processed Cheese which was adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission at Step 5 in [...]
   
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Updated on: 01-02-2016
CCFICS - building greater understanding and achieving consensus
5 Feb 2016 - 
Q&A interview with Greg Read, Chair of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export  [...]
Understanding Codex on Video - Observers
2 Feb 2016 - 
The following video is the second part of a short series that explains Codex Alimentarius  [...]
Kuwait - WTO Workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
29 Jan 2016 - 
A Regional Workshop on the WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures  [...]
Understanding Codex on Video
19 Jan 2016 - 
The following video is part of a short series that explains Codex Alimentarius to a  [...]
New work for Spices Committee
8 Jan 2016 - 
The Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) is hosted by India and first  [...]