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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 [...]
   
2016 Codex Highlights
3 Jan 2017
As a busy period of Codex activities gets underway starting with the FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for Africa next week (16th January) in Kenya, the Codex Secretariat has conducted a brief review of the highlights of 2016. 39 new texts The core business in Codex is developing international standards and the 39th [...]
   
China National Codex Committee Annual meeting
23 Dec 2016
On December 21st, Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt spoke to the Chinese National Codex Committee at the annual meeting in Beijing that brings together the numerous ministries involved in Codex work. Annual Codex Report Chaired by Dr Fan Yongxiang of The National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment and hosted by the National [...]
   
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Updated on: 18-08-2016
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  [...]
Understanding acrylamide
27 Jan 2017 - 
Earlier this week there were stories in the press that the UK Food Standards Agency  [...]
FAO and Japan high level discussions
26 Jan 2017 - 
24 Jan 2017, Rome - a delegation of senior officials from the Japanese Ministry of  [...]