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Food Policy and Nutrition

Title Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Code CX-720
Sessions and documents

View documents of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses

Legal Framework

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

Host Government: Germany.

Formerly called Codex Committee on Foods for Special Dietary Uses (1966-1987).

Category Cat. 1
  • To study specific nutritional problems assigned to it by the Commission and advise the Commission on General Nutrition Issues;
  • to draft general provisions, as appropriate, concerning the nutritional aspects of all foods;
  • to develop standards, guidelines or related texts for foods for special dietary uses, in cooperation with other committees where necessary;
  • to consider, amend as necessary and endorse provisions on nutritional aspects proposed for inclusion in Codex standards, guidelines and related texts.

Open to all Members of the Commission.

Languages English, French and Spanish
Document symbol CX/NFSDU
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per year
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Web site

Information available on the following web sites:

First Session May 1966
Pattern of sessions 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

Subsidiary Body of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission