Championing food safety with Codex Alimentarius


In conjunction with the 43rd Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC43) (24–26 September, 12 and 19 October 2020), browse through a selection of FAO’s publications on food safety, highlighting the pivotal role of Codex Alimentarius in championing the safety, quality and fairness of international food trade. 

World Food Safety Day 2020 – Overview of an inspiring virtual celebration
This bookazine-style publication provides an overview of the activities carried out on World Food Safety Day, a day to advocate for safe food all along the food value chain, and to highlight that everyone plays a role, including consumers.

Codex – What’s next for standards (forthcoming)
In a year characterized by unprecedented disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this publication records the steps the Codex Alimentarius has taken from July 2019 (CAC42) to September 2020 (CAC43) on the road to safe and quality food for everyone.

Climate Change: Unpacking the Burden on Food Safety
This document identifies some anticipated and current food safety issues associated with various climate change and environmental factors. It was created to help foster better international cooperation to reduce the global effects of climate change on food security. 

Codex Strategic Plan 2020–2025
Defining the mission, vision, goals, objectives and measurable indicators for the Codex Alimentarius Commission, this document guides the international standard-setting body in carrying out its mandate to protect consumer health and ensure fair practices in the food trade in the five-year period.

Food safety and COVID-19-related resources

Further reading

Forthcoming titles

  • Codex and the SDGs
  • Codex Trust Fund publication – The year in review