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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 [...]
   
Risk communication vital for food safety
30 Nov 2016
The Codex Chairperson, Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet, attended the Shenzhen China Food Safety Risk Communication Conference which took place in Shenzhen, China on 28th and 29th November 2016. Hosted by the Shenzhen Food Safety Commission Office, the Food and Drug Administration of Shenzhen Municipality and organised by the Shenzhen Institute of [...]
   
Codex begins new work on antimicrobial resistance
28 Nov 2016
In London this week, Codex will take the lead on food safety and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as technical experts from Codex member countries set the course to combat this global threat. The meeting, hosted by the United Kingdom in collaboration with the United States and Australia will take place from 29 [...]
   
Chile - Raising consumer awareness about safe and nutritious food
24 Nov 2016
The Codex Chairperson Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet and the Codex Secretary Mr Tom Heilandt met with the communications team from the Chilean Agency for Food Safety and Quality (ACHIPIA) to learn about the Chilean experience in raising consumer awareness about the importance of food safety and nutrition. Tom Heilandt (Codex); Michel [...]
   
Codex Regional Meeting begins in Chile
21 Nov 2016
These meetings provide an incredibly important opportunity for dynamic discussion on major and emerging food safety and quality issues facing the region. Dr Kazuaki Miyagishima - WHO The 20th meeting of the Codex Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean (CCLAC) began today in Viña del Mar, Chile. Nearly 100 delegates from [...]
   
The Protocol on Water and Health 4th Session
16 Nov 2016
Codex Chairperson Moderates the High-Level Special Session on “Moving Forward on the Water and Sanitation Agenda in the Pan-European Region” at the 4th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health - Geneva, 14th November 2016. The Codex Chairperson Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet officiated as [...]
   
World Antibiotic Awareness Week 14-20 November 2016
14 Nov 2016
Handle antibiotics with care Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause. It is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today. How can antibiotic resistance spread in food? When antibiotics are given to food producing animals [...]
   
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Updated on: 18-08-2016
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  [...]
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  [...]
Risk communication vital for food safety
30 Nov 2016 - 
The Codex Chairperson, Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet, attended the Shenzhen China Food Safety Risk Communication  [...]
Codex begins new work on antimicrobial resistance
28 Nov 2016 - 
In London this week, Codex will take the lead on food safety and antimicrobial resistance  [...]
Chile - Raising consumer awareness about safe and nutritious food
24 Nov 2016 - 
The Codex Chairperson Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet and the Codex Secretary Mr Tom Heilandt met  [...]