JECFA - Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) is an international expert scientific committee administered jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). JECFA serves as an independent scientific committee which performs risk assessments and provides advice to FAO, WHO and the member countries of both organizations. The requests for scientific advice are for the main part channelled through the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) in their work to develop international food standards and guidelines under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme.

Updated on: 01-02-2016
Opening of the 84th OIE General Session
23 May 2016 - 
Delegates from the 180 Member Countries of the OIE are meeting in Paris for six  [...]
Talk Codex: webinar with FAO Food Safety Network
12 May 2016 - 
The Food Safety Technical Network (FSTN) is holding the first of a series of meetings/webinars  [...]
#CodexCAC39 Instagram competition
10 May 2016 - 
Codex Alimentarius launches the #CodexCAC39 Instagram contest Post a photo, raise awareness on the importance of  [...]
TTIP: A Deal in 2016?
9 May 2016 - 
On Friday 13th May in FAO HQ, Brian Kilgallen, Policy Officer DG SANTE, European Commission and  [...]
Q&A with new CCFL Chair Lyzette Lamondin
6 May 2016 - 
The Codex Committee on Food Labelling gets underway on Monday 9th May in Ottowa Canada. This  [...]