Rome, 3 – 8 July 1995

Summary and Conclusions
agreed to advise FAO/WHO that the presence of consumers and other organizations as observers in meetings of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives and the Joint FAO/WHO Meetings on Pesticide Residues would improve transparency of decision-making (paragraph 90); and
recommended that countries which had not yet established a national Codex Committee with consumer representation should do so as a matter of priority (paragraph 90).

Rome, 1995

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Table of Contents

Summary and Conclusions


In Memoriam

Adoption of the Agenda

Election of Officers of the Commission and Members of the Executive Committee and Appointment of Regional Coordinators

Report on the Financial Situation of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme for 1994/95 and 1996/97

Implementation of the Medium-Term Plan of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
(a) Report on Progress in Achieving the Medium-Term Plan
(b) Strategies for Achieving the Medium-Term Plan

Implementation of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations
(a) Working Arrangements Between the Codex Alimentarius Commission and the World Trade Organization
(b) Acceptance of Codex Standards in Relation to the SPS and TBT Agreement

Consideration of Proposals to Base Codex Standards and Other Recommendations on Scientific Principles and the Extent to Which Other Factors Need to Be Taken into Account

Risk Assessment/Risk Analysis in Codex: Recommendations of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation

Cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in the Elaboration of Worldwide Standards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Consideration of Amendments to the Procedural Manual of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Rules of Procedure
- Rule IV.6 - Quorum
- Rule II - Officers
Guidelines for Codex Committees and General Principles of the Codex Alimentarius

Consideration of Draft and Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts for General Application
Food Additives
- Draft Preamble to the Codex General Standard for Food Additives
- Amendments to the International Numbering System
Pesticide Residues
- Maximum Residue Limits
- General comments on the work of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
Residues of Veterinary Drugs
- Draft Maximum Residue Limits for 5 Growth Hormones at Step 8
- Draft Maximum Residue Limits for Bovine Somatotropins at Step 8
Food Labelling
- Proposed Draft Guidelines for the Use of Health and Nutrition Claims, including the Table of Conditions for Claims for Nutrient Contents
Food Hygiene
- Draft (Regional) Code of Hygienic Practice for the Preparation and Sale of Street-Vended Foods - Latin America and the Caribbean
- Proposed Draft (Regional) Code of Hygienic Practice for Street Foods -Africa
- Proposed Draft (Revised) International Code of Practice: General Principles of Food Hygiene
Methods of Analysis and Sampling
- Recommended Protocol for the Design, Conduct and Interpretation of Method Performance Studies and Harmonized Protocol for the Proficiency Testing of (Chemical) Analytical Laboratories
- Methods of Analysis and Sampling Endorsed by the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling
Import/Export Inspection and Certification Systems
- Draft Principles for Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification

Consideration of Draft and Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts for Specific Commodities
Fish and Fishery Products
- Draft Standard for Quick Frozen Shrimps or Prawns
- Draft Standard for Canned Crab
- Other Matters
Fats and Oils
- Draft Standard for Palm Olein and Draft Standard for Palm Stearin
- Proposed Draft Standard for Olive Oil and Olive Pomace Oils
- Proposed Draft Standard for Products Sold as an Alternative to Ghee
- Proposed Draft Standard for Fat Spreads
- Proposed Draft Standard for Mayonnaise
- Proposed Draft Code of Practice for the Storage and Transport of Edible Oils and Fats in Bulk
Milk and Milk Products
- Draft Standard for Whey Powders
- Draft Standard for Edible Casein Products
Tropical Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
- Litchi
- Avocado
- Mangosteen
Cereals, Pulses, Legumes and Derived Products
- Wheat Flour
- Edible Cassava Flour
- Certain Pulses
- Guideline Level and Sampling Plan for Total Aflatoxins in Peanuts Intended for further Processing
- Adjournment of the Committee on Cereals, Pulses and Legumes sine die
Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Sugars and Honey
- Revised Codex Standard for Sugars and Honey
Soups and Broths
- Draft Revised Codex Standard for Bouillons and Consommés
Other Products

Consideration of Proposals to Elaborate New Standards and/or Related Texts

Matters Arising from Codex Committees

Confirmation of Chairmanship of Codex Committees

Other Business
Consumer Involvement in the Work of Codex
Status of Potential European Community Membership of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Standards for Coconut Products
Duration of Commission Sessions


Appendix 1 List of Participants

Appendix 2 Four Statements of Principle Concerning the Role of Science in the Codex Decision-Making Process and the Extent to Which Other Factors Are Taken into Account

Appendix 3 Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

Revision of the Procedural Manual: Amendments to the General Principles of the Codex Alimentarius, Guidelines for Codex Committees and Relations Between Codex Commodity Committees and General Committees

Provisions to be Amended in the Procedural Manual to Remove Gender-Specific References (English Only)

Appendix 4 List of Standards and Related Texts Adopted by the 21st Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

Appendix 5 Confirmation of Chair of Codex Committees under Rule IX.10