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Codex OCS: current status, access and resources
20 Jul 2016
The Online Commenting System (OCS) is a new way for Codex members and observers to provide input during the standard setting process. The Codex Secretariat announced here, on July 14th the implementation of the system and as of today, the following requests for comments at step 6 have been made through the [...]
   
Codex implements online commenting system
14 Jul 2016
The Codex Online Commenting System (OCS) is an innovative tool that will revolutionise the way Codex develops standards. Moving from a paper based system to an online platform will encourage greater global participation in the work of standard setting and faster, simpler solutions for forumlating Codex texts and building consensus [...]
   
Launch of 2nd Codex Trust Fund
29 Jun 2016
Building Codex Globally At the 39th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission the Director General of FAO José Graziano da Silva took part in the opening ceremony that signalled the launch of the new Codex Trust Fund. Over the next 12 years over 100 countries will be able to seek up to 3 [...]
   
Decisions from Day 2 of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
28 Jun 2016
Maximum limits for pesticide residues in foodAGREED - 28 June 2016Pesticides are chemicals used to kill insects, weeds and other pests to prevent them from damaging crops. Even when used in accordance with best practices, low levels of residues of pesticides can end up in food. To ensure that such [...]
   
Decisions from Day 1 of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
27 Jun 2016
Here is a summary of the main decisions taken today at #CAC39. Guidelines for the control of Salmonella in beef and porkAGREED - 27 June 2016Beef and pork meat can be contaminated with various bacteria including non-typhoidal Salmonella. Salmonella, which causes diarrhoeal disease, is one of the most frequent causes of [...]
   
Codex Executive Committee concludes 71st Session
24 Jun 2016
The Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission met in Rome this week at FAO Headquarters. This committee is tasked with strategic planning and programming. It is also responsible for carrying out a critical review of the standards proposed by Codex committees to the Commission for adoption. The review is non [...]
   
39th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
18 Jun 2016
Delegates from 188 Member Countries will be meeting in Rome from June 27 for 5 days of discussion and debate at the 39th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission to adopt new international standards and guidelines regarding food safety and fair practices in food trade. This annual meeting is an opportunity to adopt [...]
   
World Day Against Child Labour 2016
8 Jun 2016
This year the World Day Against Child Labour, to be celebrated on June 12, concerns children operating in supply chains. FAO estimates that nearly 60% of child labourers work in agriculture: a sector defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as activities in agriculture, hunting forestry, and fishing. Not all work done [...]
   
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Updated on: 02-05-2016
Codex OCS: current status, access and resources
20 Jul 2016 - 
The Online Commenting System (OCS) is a new way for Codex members and observers to  [...]
Codex implements online commenting system
14 Jul 2016 - 
The Codex Online Commenting System (OCS) is an innovative tool that will revolutionise the way  [...]
Launch of 2nd Codex Trust Fund
29 Jun 2016 - 
Building Codex Globally At the 39th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission the Director General of  [...]
Decisions from Day 2 of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
28 Jun 2016 - 
Maximum limits for pesticide residues in foodAGREED - 28 June 2016Pesticides are chemicals used to  [...]
Decisions from Day 1 of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
27 Jun 2016 - 
Here is a summary of the main decisions taken today at #CAC39. Guidelines for the control  [...]