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Codex Chairperson Joins Kazakhstan Colleagues at Almaty Marathon
26 Apr 2017
The Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet joined the General Director of the Kazakhstan National Center of Expertise (KZ-NCE) Mr Kanat Balykbayev to run the Almaty Marathon in Kazakhstan on 23.4.2017. Almaty Marathon in Kazakhstan The “Codex Runners” were supported by an outstanding “Codex Almaty Marathon Team” led [...]
   
Survey on guidance material: risk assessment for animal feed
10 Apr 2017
Feed Safety Multi-stakeholder Partnership Survey on guidance material (tools, methods, manuals, etc.) on how to conduct risk assessment for feed What is the objective of the survey? The FAO facilitated Feed Safety Multi-stakeholder Partnership is conducting this survey to take stock and collect currently available material (e.g. tools, methods, manuals) on how [...]
   
Codex Contaminants Committee meeting in Rio
3 Apr 2017
Contaminants are substances that have not been intentionally added to food. They can occur naturally and enter the food while a crop is growing. They can form during manufacturing, handling, storage, processing or distribution. Or they can enter the food from the environment, through our water, the air or soil. The [...]
   
Codex Food Additives Committee meeting in Macao, China
17 Mar 2017
This committee establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels for individual food additives. A food additive in Codex is defined as "any substance not normally consumed as a food by itself and not normally used as a typical ingredient of the food". Adding food and colour ingredients Additives can be added during the manufacture, [...]
   
Dr. Moses Gathura Gichia Coordinator for Africa Region retires
27 Feb 2017
CCAFRICA Coordinator and Executive Committee Member of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Dr. Moses Gathura Gichia has recently announced his retirement from public service and as the Coordinator of the Joint FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for Africa. It has been a pleasure working alongside Codex. It was just an amazing yet a [...]
   
Report of Codex AMR meeting published
17 Feb 2017
The Codex Secretariat has published the report of the working group on AMR hosted by the UK and co-chaired by the USA and Australia that met in London from 29 November to 2 December 2016. The report is available online as a working document of the 40th Codex Alimentarius Commission which [...]
   
Feed industry meeting highlights antimicrobial resistance
7 Feb 2017
The 10th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brought together a record number of feed industry representatives and government officials from 35 countries to discuss key issues including Feed Safety Risk Management Strategies and the [...]
   
Spices Committee Chennai 6-10 February
1 Feb 2017
On July 5 2013, at its 36th session, the Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed to establish a committee hosted by India to elaborate worldwide standards for spices and culinary herbs in their dried and dehydrated state in whole, ground, and cracked or crushed form. The spices committee meets in Chennai, India next week [...]
   
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Updated on: 18-08-2016
Codex Chairperson Joins Kazakhstan Colleagues at Almaty Marathon
26 Apr 2017 - 
The Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet joined the General Director  [...]
Survey on guidance material: risk assessment for animal feed
10 Apr 2017 - 
Feed Safety Multi-stakeholder Partnership Survey on guidance material (tools, methods, manuals, etc.) on how to  [...]
Codex Contaminants Committee meeting in Rio
3 Apr 2017 - 
Contaminants are substances that have not been intentionally added to food. They can occur naturally  [...]
Codex Food Additives Committee meeting in Macao, China
17 Mar 2017 - 
This committee establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels for individual food additives. A food additive  [...]
Dr. Moses Gathura Gichia Coordinator for Africa Region retires
27 Feb 2017 - 
CCAFRICA Coordinator and Executive Committee Member of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Dr. Moses Gathura Gichia  [...]