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It’s time for fixed definitions for food fraud and food integrity
20 Jun 2017
We need a food supply system that produces safe food, produces nutritious food, and also produces authentic food, which is free of fraudulent activity. Dr Chris Elliot Food fraud is the intentional adulteration of food for financial gain. This can include deliberate substitution, dilution, counterfeiting, or misrepresentation of food, ingredients or packaging; [...]
   
Who is new in the Codex Secretariat?
9 Jun 2017
Seconded officers provide a valuable contribution to the work of the Secretariat. There are currently five food standards officers in the Codex Secretariat. That is not many to run over 20 technical and regional committees in any given year. The two seconded officers currently sponsored by the governments of Japan and [...]
   
Codex launches RSS feed for meetings
5 Jun 2017
Anyone can now follow Codex Alimentarius meetings simply by clicking on the RSS icon. RSS stands for Rich Site Summary and is a technology used to monitor rapidly changing information on the web in an organized and user friendly way.  It is identified by the little orange and white RSS icon that [...]
   
Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt addresses the 85th OIE General Session
24 May 2017
May 23rd 2017 Paris. World Organisation for Animal Health  Speech: Tom Heilandt  The actual speech as it was delivered may deviate from the speech texts made available on this website. Chers déléguées, délégués - Mesdames et Messieurs Bonjour !  Je voudrais premièrement remercier l'OIE et sa directrice générale – Dr Monique Éloit [...]
   
Regional Meeting for Near East begins in Rome
15 May 2017
The regional meetings provide an incredibly important opportunity for dynamic discussion on major and emerging food safety and quality issues facing the region. There are six Codex regions each represented by a joint FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC).They meet every two years. Each committee is responsible for defining the problems and [...]
   
New Chair for CCMAS Dr Marót Hibbey
6 May 2017
On Monday 8th May the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling holds its 38th session in Budapest Hungary. Dr Marót Hibbey will chair the meeting for the first time and ahead of the meeting he took part in a Question and Answer session. Dr Marót Hibbey Q1 This meeting will be your [...]
   
CCFICS 23rd Session - co-hosted in Mexico
30 Apr 2017
Safe food to consumers should not be compromised regardless of the economic standing of the country. Greg Read is First Assistant Secretary in the Exports Division of the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and also chair of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems [...]
   
Codex Chairperson Joins Kazakhstan Colleagues at Almaty Marathon
26 Apr 2017
The Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet joined the General Director of the Kazakhstan National Center of Expertise (KZ-NCE) Mr Kanat Balykbayev to run the Almaty Marathon in Kazakhstan on 23.4.2017. Almaty Marathon in Kazakhstan The “Codex Runners” were supported by an outstanding “Codex Almaty Marathon Team” led [...]
   
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Updated on: 02-06-2017
It’s time for fixed definitions for food fraud and food integrity
20 Jun 2017 - 
We need a food supply system that produces safe food, produces nutritious food, and also  [...]
Who is new in the Codex Secretariat?
9 Jun 2017 - 
Seconded officers provide a valuable contribution to the work of the Secretariat. There are currently five  [...]
Codex launches RSS feed for meetings
5 Jun 2017 - 
Anyone can now follow Codex Alimentarius meetings simply by clicking on the RSS icon. RSS stands  [...]
Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt addresses the 85th OIE General Session
24 May 2017 - 
May 23rd 2017 Paris. World Organisation for Animal Health  Speech: Tom Heilandt  The actual speech as  [...]
Regional Meeting for Near East begins in Rome
15 May 2017 - 
The regional meetings provide an incredibly important opportunity for dynamic discussion on major and emerging  [...]