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
Ten years of integrated food law in India
23 Sep 2016 - 
The second of the Joint FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committees (CCASIA) meets 26-30 September in New  [...]
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21 Sep 2016 - 
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Codex Regional Meetings begin in Vanuatu
18 Sep 2016 - 
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FAO to support countries in tackling spread of AMR
14 Sep 2016 - 
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Processed Fruits and Vegetables - Washington DC
9 Sep 2016 - 
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