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: 18-08-2016
50 years of the Codex Nutrition Committee
4 Dec 2016 - 
This year marks the 50th anniversary of CCNFSDU. In the very early days of Codex, in  [...]
London AMR meeting sets direction for Codex taskforce
3 Dec 2016 - 
The working group hosted by UK and co-chaired by the USA and Australia met in  [...]
Risk communication vital for food safety
30 Nov 2016 - 
The Codex Chairperson, Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet, attended the Shenzhen China Food Safety Risk Communication  [...]
Codex begins new work on antimicrobial resistance
28 Nov 2016 - 
In London this week, Codex will take the lead on food safety and antimicrobial resistance  [...]
Chile - Raising consumer awareness about safe and nutritious food
24 Nov 2016 - 
The Codex Chairperson Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet and the Codex Secretary Mr Tom Heilandt met  [...]