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Codex in the supply chain
22 Apr 2016
It is peak bloom season and a beautiful time of year at the foot of Mt Hood in Oregon USA - about a one hour drive from Portland through the Columbia River Gorge. A documentary team from Flooded Cellar in the UK is currently filming there to look at Codex Alimentarius throughout [...]
   
Q&A with Dr Wieke Tas
1 Apr 2016
The Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels or guideline levels for contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed. The Committee also prepares priority lists of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food [...]
   
Closer cooperation with ISO on methods of analysis and sampling
22 Mar 2016
On March 14th in Geneva, Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt met with Mr Zhang Xiaogang, President of ISO, the International Organization for Standardization which has Observer status in Codex Alimentarius. ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality, just as Codex Standards ensure food [...]
   
Video: Nuclear Techniques in Codex
18 Mar 2016
The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture was established by the FAO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1964. This Division works to support and promote the safe and appropriate use of nuclear and related technologies by the FAO/IAEA Member States in food and agriculture. This [...]
   
Q&A with CCFA Chair Dr Junshi Chen
14 Mar 2016
The Codex Committee on Food Additives works to establish or endorse permitted maximum levels for individual food additives. The 48th session begins in Xi'an, China on 14th March and we spoke earlier this week to Committee Chairman Dr Junshi Chen. Q: As Professor at the China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment, [...]
   
Technical Barriers to Trade
10 Mar 2016
"Codex standards are developed in an inclusive, transparent process and ideally have been supported by a large international consensus." Tom Heilandt Codex Secretary TBT The World Trade organization's Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement encourages members to base their technical regulations, standards, and conformity assessment procedures on international standards in order to facilitate trade. Speaking [...]
   
Antimicrobial Resistance - WHO consultation update
1 Mar 2016
Antimicrobial resistance is resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial drug that was originally effective for treatment of infections caused by it. In layman's terms, antomicrobial resistance can be described as "antibiotic resistance". This occurs when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infection they cause. Yesterday (29th [...]
   
Kenya takes over FAO/WHO Codex Coordinating Committee for Africa
28 Feb 2016
The ceremonial handover of the CCAFRICA Coordinator from Cameroon to Kenya took place on 24th Feb 2016 at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi. The event was attended by Mr Adan Mohamed (Cabinet Secretary-Ministry of Industry, Investment and Trade), Madam Awilo Ochieng Pernet (Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission), Represenatatives of FAO [...]
   
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Updated on: 02-05-2016
Codex in the supply chain
22 Apr 2016 - 
It is peak bloom season and a beautiful time of year at the foot of  [...]
Q&A with Dr Wieke Tas
1 Apr 2016 - 
The Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels or  [...]
Closer cooperation with ISO on methods of analysis and sampling
22 Mar 2016 - 
On March 14th in Geneva, Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt met with Mr Zhang Xiaogang, President  [...]
Video: Nuclear Techniques in Codex
18 Mar 2016 - 
The Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture was established by the  [...]
Q&A with CCFA Chair Dr Junshi Chen
14 Mar 2016 - 
The Codex Committee on Food Additives works to establish or endorse permitted maximum levels for  [...]