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Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) (AGN-705)

Title Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
Code AGN-705
Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article VI.2


Established in 1955

Rules of Procedure

General Rules of the Organization.

Category Cat. 3

To consider chemical, toxicological and other aspects of additives, contaminants, natural toxins, and residues of veterinary drugs in food related to safety for human consumption and to report thereon.


15 - 25 experts covering all aspects relevant to the safety evaluation of the substances.

Languages English
Document symbol JECFA
Frequency of Sessions Normally one session per year
Division Nutrition and Consumer Protection Division (AGN)
Contact information/email

Web site

Information available on the following web sites:

First Session December 1956