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Scientific basis of Codex work on veterinary drug residues
19 Oct 2017
Geneva, Switzerland The FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) provides independent scientific advice to Codex on the safety of food additives, contaminants and residues of veterinary drugs.  JECFA scientific advice on residues of veterinary drugs allows the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) to recommend [...]
   
Promoting equitable business practices without neglecting consumer health
18 Oct 2017
Paraguay is currently hosting the Codex Committee on Food Labelling. Oscar Stark, Vice Minister of Industry and Commerce, spoke to the Codex Secretariat and underlined the importance of harmonizing food labeling laws and having a scientific basis for standards. Interview in Spanish only. See link.  
   
A commitment to food safety in Paraguay with Codex
16 Oct 2017
Asunción, Paraguay The Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL) is tasked with drafting “provisions on labelling applicable to all foods,” which makes it one of the areas in Codex that directly and visibly touches all our lives almost every time we make a food purchase. The permanent hosts of CCFL, Canada, are [...]
   
Safer Food Training for effective participation in Codex
11 Oct 2017
Bangkok October 11 2017 In some ways the premise is very simple: build stronger Codex coordination at the country level, use  Codex standards in national legislation, and then begin to influence which standards are developed in Codex to protect the needs of consumers or to seize a particular trade opportunity. However the [...]
   
Codex standards for safe food and access to trade
2 Oct 2017
Experts meet in Kampala to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables Kampala, 2nd October 2017 – Experts in food and agriculture sector are meeting in Kampala for a week to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables including garlic, potatoes and eggplants, kiwi fruits and fresh dates. Codex Committee on Fresh [...]
   
FAO and EU to intensify collaboration on AMR
30 Sep 2017
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, and the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, agreed Friday to intensify collaboration between their two organizations on food security and the fight against waste and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in [...]
   
As a group we have much to achieve
27 Sep 2017
As the Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission began its three-day meeting in Rome, new Chair, Mr Guilherme da Costa, spoke of the goals for Codex under his leadership. I believe in working together as a group and we have much to achieve. Guilherme spoke of the need to prioritise and [...]
   
ISO: open minded for change
22 Sep 2017
Open minded, Open for Change Foresight activities, attracting new experts, cooperation with other organizations and the Technical Committee of the future are the four key topics ISO and its members will strive to accelerate in the coming years. Dr Zhang Xiaogang, ISO President 40th ISO General Assembly Participants from over 130 countries gathered at [...]
   
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Updated on: 02-06-2017
Scientific basis of Codex work on veterinary drug residues
19 Oct 2017 - 
Geneva, Switzerland The FAO/WHO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) provides independent scientific advice to  [...]
Promoting equitable business practices without neglecting consumer health
18 Oct 2017 - 
Paraguay is currently hosting the Codex Committee on Food Labelling. Oscar Stark, Vice Minister of Industry  [...]
A commitment to food safety in Paraguay with Codex
16 Oct 2017 - 
Asunción, Paraguay The Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL) is tasked with drafting “provisions on labelling  [...]
Safer Food Training for effective participation in Codex
11 Oct 2017 - 
Bangkok October 11 2017 In some ways the premise is very simple: build stronger Codex coordination  [...]
Codex standards for safe food and access to trade
2 Oct 2017 - 
Experts meet in Kampala to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables Kampala, 2nd October 2017  [...]