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Food Policy and Nutrition

Title Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods
Code CX-735
Sessions and documents

View documents of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods

Legal Framework
Origin

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

Host Government: Netherlands

Category Cat. 1
Purpose
  • To establish or endorse permitted maximum levels or guidelines levels for contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed;
  • to prepare priority lists of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives;
  • to consider methods of analysis and sampling for the determination of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed;
  • to consider and elaborate standards or codes of practice for related subjects; and
  • to consider other matters assigned to it by the Commission in relation to contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants in food and feed.
Membership

Open to all Members of the Commission

Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CX/CF
Contact information/email

info@codexalimentarius.nl or Codex@fao.org

Web site

CODEX Alimentarius

First Session April 2007
Pattern of sessions 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
Remarks

Before 2007, the Codex Committee on Food Additives and the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods were jointly combined in the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants.

Subsidiary Body of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission