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The CCEURO Region - Regional Coordinator Germany

In 1964, at its second session, the Codex Alimentarius Commission established the Coordinating Committee for Europe to succeed the 'European Council of the Codex Alimentarius' and to replace the 'Advisory Group for Europe' set up at its first session in 1963.

The first meeting of the Coordinating Committee for Europe took place in July 1965 in Berne, Switzerland and was attended by 16 countries from the region.

The current coordinator, Germany, is based in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

Germany’s main priorities as coordinator are to:

  • reduce barriers to active participation of Members of the region in Codex work;
  • increase the awareness of the role of Codex and food safety in general in the transition towards sustainable food systems; and
  • promote the use of Codex standards in priority areas such as antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

In addressing these priorities, the coordinator will use synergies from international and regional level activities of the Codex Secretariat, FAO and WHO as well as Codex Observers.


News from the region

The European Food Safety Authority podcast: Prepared for the unexpected

In celebration of World Food Safety Day on 7 June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released a new podcast episode entitled Prepared for the Unexpected. The episode explores the importance of identifying the source of foodborne disease outbreaks to ensure consumers are protected, and how the teams in place respond to food safety incidents and stay prepared. The episode is hosted by Edward Bray, Communications Officer in EFSA’s Communication Unit, with the participation of Eleonora Sarno, Scientific Officer in [...]
18 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ “We have shown our readiness for the unexpected, but there are always opportunities for improvement!”

Raising awareness of what we can all do to be prepared for the unexpected, regardless of our role in the "farm to fork" chain, was the goal of the round table organized by the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food (HAPIH) in Osijek, on the occasion of the national celebration of this year's World Food Safety Day. The round table was organized with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) [...]
16 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Türkiye Conference

Türkiye, 7 June 2024 World Food Safety Day, celebrated all over the world by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), was commemorated with an event organized by the General Directorate of Food and Control of Türkiye, hosted by Minister İbrahim Yumakli. The event, which included participation from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)'s Chief Scientist  Carlos Das Neves, was marked by high attendance, including representatives of international organizations, international delegations, personnel from the Ministry [...]
16 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Youth And Food Safety competition in Romania

The Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, University POLITEHNICA Timisoara, Romania joined the WHO and FAO campaign on World Food Safety Day by organizing the “Youth and Food Safety Competition”. Five themes on food chain components that greatly impact food safety were proposed to middle school, high school and college students for a poster presentation. All the participants sent via e-mail a poster related to a selected theme and a video containing the presentation of the poster. The project [...]
11 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Food safety innovations webinar in Europe

The European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) project Catalyzing Scientific Innovation into Food Safety Action (CATALYSE) is to hold a World Food Safety Day webinar this year, under the title “Driving Food Safety Innovations Across Europe.” The event will be held in collaboration with the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Europe and Universidade Catolica Portuguesa and will explore the needs and priorities for food safety innovations within the six critical areas identified by the ‘innovation platform’ Flanders' Food. CATALYSE is a [...]
07 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Spain - Artificial Intelligence and Food Safety

This year, under the motto "Let's prepare for the unexpected", Integralim and Veraliment join forces for World Food Safety Day 2024. Veraliment and Integralim, for the sixth consecutive year, celebrate World Food Safety Day. Under the motto "Let's prepare for the unexpected", we will hear from organizations and professionals who “dedicate their effort and dedication to anticipating and managing unexpected situations to protect lives.” And, as it could not be otherwise, artificial intelligence, one of the most influential unexpected factors in [...]
07 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Türkiye to promote importance of food safety

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MoAF), as the competent authority in Türkiye in the area of food safety from farm to fork, is pleased to announce that a well-attended event is organized to celebrate World Food Safety Day on 7 June 2024. The World Food Safety Day event, organized in cooperation with MoAF and the Federation of Food&Beverage Industry Associations of Türkiye/TGDF (the largest NGO in Türkiye in the field of food), will be held at the MoAF Conference Hall [...]
07 June 2024

World Food Safety Day Portugal/ Workshop on parasites in sushi

A group of scientists in the veterinary medicine faculty of the Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon is organizing an event for World Food Safety Day. It is a workshop entitled "Conversations about parasites in sushi. Awareness and prevention". rganizers say that this is a situation that is becoming increasingly more of a concern in Portugal although the population is mostly unaware. The workshop aims to raise awareness on the topic. Date:    7 June, 2024Time:    14:00–18:00 CESTPlace:   Campus de Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa  
07 June 2024

World Food Safety Day/ Foodfakty in Poland - details released

The Polish initiative, Foodfakty, will celebrate World Food Safety Day, for the fourth year this year. The 2024 event will be held under the theme "be prepared for the unexpected. The theme emphasizes the importance of being prepared for food safety-related events, regardless of their severity. Food incidents can occur due to mistakes, inadequate controls, fraud, or natural events. Being ready to handle them requires dedicated and coordinated efforts from policymakers, food safety authorities, farmers, and especially food business operators, all [...]
03 June 2024

CCEURO33/ Meeting concludes: “Codex is bringing everyone together”

The 33rd session of the Coordinating Committee for Europe has concluded in a spirit of collaboration and agreement on some core issues relevant to the region. In winding up the session, Chairperson Anne Beutling reviewed some of the week’s achievements and said: “I hope that CCEURO33 has helped you make new contacts, and that with that these contacts you’ve made, the coordination and harmonization will further intensify until we meet again." A number of countries congratulated Germany on hosting a successful [...]
31 May 2024
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For regional enquiries contact:

CCEURO Secretariat

German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Wilhelmstrasse 54, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 30 18 529 4065

Email: [email protected]