Codex Standards

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All standards, guidelines, codes of practice and advisory texts that compose the Alimentarius are available from the List of standards.
The numerical Codex standards for food additives, veterinary drugs maximum residue levels and pesticide maximum residue levels, can also be accessed via databases that facilitate their use.
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Codes of practice            
Updated on: 18-08-2016
Committee on veterinary drugs begins in Houston
16 Oct 2016 - 
The Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) began work in 1986  [...]
World Food Week 10-16 October 2016
10 Oct 2016 - 
WORLD FOOD DAY FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the  [...]
Keeping food safe - FAO collaboration with CiBi
6 Oct 2016 - 
In September 2016 the Italian magazine CiBi published an edited version of this article as  [...]
First meeting of Codex European Committee in Central Asia
2 Oct 2016 - 
The FAO/WHO RCCs provide an incredibly important opportunity for dynamic discussion on major and emerging  [...]
User manuals for online commenting system published
27 Sep 2016 - 
The Online Commenting System (OCS) is a new way for Codex members and observers to  [...]