Report of the Eighth Session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables












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Mexico City, Mexico, 1-5 March 1999

codex alimentarius commission

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
ORGANIZATION
OF THE UNITED NATIONS

WORLD
HEALTH
ORGANIZATION


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ALINORM 99/35A

JOINT FAO/WHO FOOD STANDARDS PROGRAMME
CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
Twenty-third Session
Rome, 28 June - 3 July 1999

NOTE: This report include Codex Circular Letter CL 1999/2-FFV

CX 5/95.2

CL 1999/2-FFV
March 1999


TO:

- Codex Contact Points


- Interested International Organizations


- Participants at the Eighth Session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

FROM:

Secretary, Codex Alimentarius Commission, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy


The Report of the eighth Session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) is attached. It will be considered by the Twenty-third Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in Rome, from 28 June to 3 July 1999.


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MATTERS FOR ADOPTION BY THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AND INFORMATION

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

INTRODUCTION

OPENING OF THE SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA (Agenda Item 1)

MATTERS OF INTEREST TO THE COMMITTEE ARISING FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND OTHER CODEX COMMITTEES (Agenda Item 2a)

MATTERS OF INTEREST RELATED TO THE STANDARDIZATION OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARISING FROM OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (Agenda Item 2b)

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
European Community (EC)

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE - UNECE STANDARD FOR CITRUS FRUIT (FFV-14)

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE - UNECE STANDARD FOR ASPARAGUS (FFV-04)

CONSIDERATION OF DRAFT CODEX STANDARDS AT STEP 7

Draft Revised Codex Standard for Pineapples (Agenda Item 3a)
Draft Codex Standard for Grapefruits (Agenda Item 3b)
Draft Codex Standard for Longans (Agenda Item 3c)

CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED DRAFT CODEX STANDARDS AT STEP 4

Proposed Draft Codex Standard for Asparagus (Agenda Item 4a)
Proposed Draft Codex Standard for Oranges, including Guide for Use in Scoring Freezing Injury (Agenda Item 4b)
Proposed Draft Codex Standard for Tiquisque (White and Lilac) (Agenda Item 4c)
Proposed Draft Standard for Yucca (Agenda Item 4d)
Proposed Draft Standard for Uchuva (Agenda Item 4e)
Proposed Draft Codex Standard for Yellow Pitahayas (Agenda Item 4f)
Proposed Draft Revised Codex Standard for Papaya (Agenda Item 4g)

DISCUSSION PAPER ON THE DRAFT CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE QUALITY INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND ANNEX II (INSPECTION SITE REQUISITES) (Agenda Item 5a)

DISCUSSION PAPER ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SIZE TOLERANCES (Agenda Item 5b)

DISCUSSION PAPER ON DEFINITIONS FOR TERMS USED IN CODEX STANDARDS (Agenda Item 5c)

PROPOSALS FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE PRIORITY LIST FOR STANDARDIZATION OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES (Agenda Item 6)

OTHER BUSINESS AND FUTURE WORK (Agenda Item 7)

DATE AND PLACE OF NEXT SESSION (Agenda Item 8)

ANNEX: CODEX COMMITTEE ON FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

APPENDIX I: LIST OF PARTICIPANTS/LISTE DES PARTICIPANTS/LISTA DE PARTICIPANTES

APPENDIX II: DRAFT REVISED CODEX STANDARD FOR PINEAPPLES CODEX STAN 182-1993 (At Step 8)

APPENDIX III: PROPOSED DRAFT CODEX STANDARD FOR GRAPEFRUITS (CITRUS PARADISI) (At Step 8)

APPENDIX IV: PROPOSED DRAFT CODEX STANDARD FOR LONGANS (At Step 8)

APPENDIX V: PROPOSED DRAFT CODEX STANDARD FOR TIQUISQUE (WHITE AND LILAC) (At Step 5/8)

APPENDIX VI: DRAFT CODEX STANDARD FOR YELLOW PITAHAYAS (At Step 5/8)

APPENDIX VII: DRAFT REVISED CODEX STANDARD FOR PAPAYA (At Step 5/8)

APPENDIX VIII: DRAFT STANDARD FOR GRAPEFRUITS (CITRUS PARADISI) (At Step 6)

APPENDIX IX: PROPOSED DRAFT CODEX STANDARD FOR ASPARAGUS (at Step 5)

APPENDIX X: PROPOSED DRAFT CODEX STANDARD FOR ORANGES, INCLUDING GUIDE FOR USE IN SCORING FREEZING INJURY (At Step 5)

APPENDIX XI: PROPOSED DRAFT CODEX STANDARD FOR CAPE GOOSEBERRY (At Step 5 of the Procedure)

APPENDIX XII: PRIORITY LIST FOR STANDARDIZATION OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES