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Food Policy and Nutrition

Title Codex Committee on Food Hygiene
Code CX-712
Sessions and documents

View documents of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene

Legal Framework
Origin

Rule XI-1 (b) of the Rules of Procedure of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Host Government: United States of America

Category Cat. 1
Purpose
  • To draft basic provisions on food hygiene applicable to all food;
  • to consider, amend if necessary and endorse provisions on hygiene prepared by Codex commodity committees and contained in Codex commodity standards, and
  • to consider, amend if necessary, and endorse provisions on hygiene prepared by Codex commodity committees and contained in Codex codes of practice unless, in specific cases, the Commission has decided otherwise, or
  • to draft provisions on hygiene applicable to specific food items or food groups, whether coming within the terms of reference of a Codex commodity committee or not;
  • to consider specific hygiene problems assigned to it by the Commission;
  • to suggest and prioritize areas where there is a need for microbiological risk assessment at the international level and to develop questions to be addressed by the risk assessors; and,
  • to consider microbiological risk management matters in relation to food hygiene and in relation to the risk assessment of FAO and WHO.

(The term "hygiene" includes, where necessary, microbiological specifications for food and associated methodology.)

Membership

Open to all Members of the Commission

Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CX/FH
Frequency of Sessions Every 12 to 18 months
Division Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division (AGN)
Contact information/email

Codex@fao.org or uscodex@usda.gov

Web site

CODEX Alimentarius

First Session May 1964
Pattern of sessions 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Remarks

Statutory Body of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission