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CAC40 Chairperson’s Side Event
22 Jul 2017
Ms Awilo Ochieng Pernet, Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, opened the last side event of its 40th Session, which was about enhancing regional dialogue, collaboration and cooperation on Codex food safety standards.  A panel of speakers featuring Canada, Chile, China, Estonia, India, Iran, Kenya, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, the [...]
   
The science that leads to Codex food safety standards
21 Jul 2017
Two officers illustrated for the Codex Alimentarius Commission, during its 40th session, the way FAO and WHO work together to provide the scientific advice on which Codex food safety standards are based. Markus Lipp, Senior Food Safety and Quality Officer, FAO, and Angelika Tritscher, Coordinator Risk Assessment and Management, WHO, [...]
   
Should Codex set standards for alcoholic beverages?
21 Jul 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO) led a side event at the 40th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, to inform the international food safety standard-setting body of the dangers ethanol alcohol poses to human health and allow Members to begin contemplating in what ways Codex could possibly contribute to reducing [...]
   
Whole-genome sequencing – the future of food safety detection?
21 Jul 2017
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) together with the World Health Organization (WHO) led a side event at the 40th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, to present and discuss global health benefits of using whole-genome sequencing (WGS) technology in foodborne disease surveillance and outbreak investigation.  DNA fingerprinting WGS, sometimes referred to [...]
   
Codex elects 3 new vice chairs
20 Jul 2017
The Codex Alimentsarius Commission has elected three vice Chairpersons, Dr Mariam Eid (Lebanon), Dr Purwiyatno Hariyadi (Indonesia), and Dr Steve Wearne (United Kingdom). Left to right; Dr Purwiyatno Hariyadi (Indonesia), Dr Mariam Eid (Lebanon), Dr Steve Wearne (United Kingdom). The delegation of Lebanon thanked the outgoing officers and looked forward to a [...]
   
International organizations outline efforts to advance the global goal on partnership
20 Jul 2017
International organizations that are part of the Codex Alimentarius Commission discussed ways that they, as observers of the food standard-setting body, can support countries in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17, which calls for a global partnership on sustainable development.  The ten panellists made suggestions that would strengthen collaboration to protect [...]
   
Improving information sharing on national food safety legislation
20 Jul 2017
Panelists from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) presented the FAOLEX database at a side event of the 40th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, taking place this week in Geneva. FAOLEX is a comprehensive and up-to-date legislative and policy database, one of the world's largest electronic [...]
   
NGOs bring a range of views to Codex Alimentarius Commission
20 Jul 2017
Panellists representing nine non-governmental organizations (NGOs) outlined what they, as observers, can, and in some cases already, contribute to the food standard-setting work of the Codex Alimentarius Commission during its 40th session. The groups bring a wide range of expertise to the technical committees and enhance the ‘whole food chain [...]
   
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CAC40 Chairperson’s Side Event
22 Jul 2017 - 
Ms Awilo Ochieng Pernet, Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, opened the last side event [...]
The science that leads to Codex food safety standards
21 Jul 2017 - 
Two officers illustrated for the Codex Alimentarius Commission, during its 40th session, the way FAO [...]
Should Codex set standards for alcoholic beverages?
21 Jul 2017 - 
The World Health Organization (WHO) led a side event at the 40th Session of the [...]
Whole-genome sequencing – the future of food safety detection?
21 Jul 2017 - 
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) together with the World Health Organization (WHO) led a [...]
Codex elects 3 new vice chairs
20 Jul 2017 - 
The Codex Alimentsarius Commission has elected three vice Chairpersons, Dr Mariam Eid (Lebanon), Dr Purwiyatno [...]