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Codex Committee on Food Labelling - 39th session report

 

24-6-2011  29-6-2011

The report of the 39th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling, that took place on 9-13 May 2011 in Quebec City, Canada, is now available. Agenda item 6 was dedicated to "Labelling of foods and food ingredients obtained through certain techniques of genetic modification/genetic engineering" and is covered in paragraphs 120-158 of the report. The Committee agreed to advance the text contained in Appendix III of the report (title “Proposed draft compilation of Codex texts relevant to labelling of foods derived from modern biotechnology”) to the 34th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (4-9 July 2011, Geneva, Switzerland) for adoption at step 5/8 as a stand-alone document. See the report (ALINORM REP11/FL), together with the agenda providing links to the meeting's documents, at http://www.codexalimentarius.net/web/archives.jsp or contact codex@fao.org for further information.