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Title Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
Code CX-718
Sessions and documents

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Legal Framework
Origin

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

Host Government: China

Category Cat. 1
Purpose
  • To establish maximum limits for pesticide residues in specific food items or in groups of food;
  • to establish maximum limits for pesticide residues in certain animal feeding stuffs moving in international trade where this is justified for reasons of protection of human health;
  • to prepare priority lists of pesticides for evaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR);
  • to consider methods of sampling and analysis for the determination of pesticide residues in food and feed;
  • to consider other matters in relation to the safety of food and feed containing pesticide residues; and,
  • to establish maximum limits for environmental and industrial contaminants showing chemical or other similarity to pesticides, in specific food items or groups of food.
Membership

Open to all Members of the Commission.

Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CX/PR
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per year
Contact information/email

Codex@fao.org

First Session January 1966
Pattern of sessions 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Remarks

Subsidiary Body of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission