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Food Policy and Nutrition

Title Codex Committee on General Principles
Code CX-716
Sessions and documents

View documents of the Codex Committee on General Principles

Legal Framework
Origin

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

Host Government: France

Category Cat. 1
Purpose

To deal with such procedural and general matters as are referred to it by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Such matters have included the establishment of the General Principles which define the purpose and scope of the Codex Alimentarius, the nature of Codex standards and the forms of acceptance by countries of Codex standards; the development of Guidelines for Codex Committees; the development of a mechanism for examining any economic impact statements submitted by governments concerning possible implications for their economies of some of the individual standards or some of the provisions thereof; the establishment of a Code of Ethics for the International Trade in Food.

Membership

Open to all Members of the Commission.

Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CX/GP
Frequency of Sessions The Committee meets when there are problems referred to it by the Commission.
Contact information/email

Codex@fao.org

Web site

CODEX Alimentarius

First Session October 1965
Pattern of sessions 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, twice in 2003, twice in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014
Remarks

Subsiadiary Body of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission