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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 [...]
   
Understanding acrylamide
27 Jan 2017
Earlier this week there were stories in the press that the UK Food Standards Agency is warning that overcooked starchy foods can contain acrylamide, a chemical liked to cancer. Risks during high temperature cooking Recent concern over the presence of acrylamide in food dates from 2002. Scientists reported that up to “mg/kg” [...]
   
FAO and Japan high level discussions
26 Jan 2017
24 Jan 2017, Rome - a delegation of senior officials from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries met in Rome to enhance both sides of a strong relationship that sees Japan as FAO's number two donor to FAO's regular budget behind the United [...]
   
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 [...]
   
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Updated on: 18-08-2016
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  [...]
Report of Codex AMR meeting published
17 Feb 2017 - 
The Codex Secretariat has published the report of the working group on AMR hosted by  [...]
Feed industry meeting highlights antimicrobial resistance
7 Feb 2017 - 
The 10th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the Food  [...]
Spices Committee Chennai 6-10 February
1 Feb 2017 - 
On July 5 2013, at its 36th session, the Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed to establish  [...]