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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

Codex Trust Fund / Conference concludes successful project in Kazakhstan

The conference “Codex Alimentarius. Results, lessons learned, successes” concluded a project, funded by the Codex Trust Fund (CTF), aimed at establishing an effective National Codex Committee (NCC) in Kazakhstan. The conference, attended by government officials and representatives of international organizations including FAO, WHO and WOAH, provided an update on current and emerging food safety issues in Kazakhstan and discussed joint approaches to improving the safety and quality of life of the population. Dr. Jeronimas Maskeliunas, WHO, presented the results of the CTF project [...]
12 December 2023

Türkiye celebrates 60 years of Codex

The Codex Contact Point (CCP) for Türkiye under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry planned several seminars and other initiatives to promote awareness on Codex in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). Raising Awareness on Codex Alimentarius - Seminars The first seminar was held on 17 January 2023 with a detailed presentation on the Codex Alimentarius Commission, its structure, subsidiary bodies, Codex texts and their importance in the context of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary [...]
05 December 2023

Codex Poland posts 60 messages on 60 years of Codex

Poland has been actively involved in the work of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) since its very beginning. In 1963 and 1964, the Vice-Chairperson of the first two CAC sessions was Zenon Zaczkiewicz, the then-Deputy Director of the Polish Committee for Standardization. Professor Stanislaw Krauze, co-founder of the European Council of the Codex Alimentarius, also participated in the meetings of the first CAC sessions in the period 1962–1965. It should not be omitted that from 2009 to 2013, i.e. [...]
28 November 2023

Germany takes over as Regional Coordinator for Europe

This year's edition of the CODEX magazine, titled "60 years of standards", is out now! Read some of our articles online and click on the link below to download the full publication. Germany has taken over as Regional Coordinator of CCEURO and Anne Beutling told us how they are preparing for next year’s coordinating committee meeting. “We have, organized our administrative set up to accommodate the work of Regional Coordinator: we have grown a little team that is able to respond [...]
26 November 2023

Marking the 60th anniversary of Codex in Georgia

Georgia participated in the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Codex Alimentarius Commission by organizing an event held on 3 November 2023 in Tbilisi. The event commenced with an opening address by the head of the LEPL National Food Agency, who emphasized the significance of Codex standards and the agency’s activities in the country. Welcoming speeches were delivered by representatives from FAO, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) One Health contact [...]
11 November 2023

Subregional meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, promotes Codex work

An FAO-led meeting took place in Baku, Azerbaijan on 14 and 15 September under the title of “Advancing Food Standards and Codex Participation in Europe and Central Asia”. The two-day event was co-hosted by Azerbaijan’s Food Safety Agency (AFSA), which, in this 60th anniversary year of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, is celebrating its own 5th anniversary. The event was attended by more than 60 participants, including the heads of relevant central executive authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan, representatives of [...]
25 September 2023

National Codex Committee of Turkmenistan visits Germany

Anne Beutling and Vanessa Beier, Germany, Regional Coordinator for CCEURO   As part of the Codex Trust Fund (CTF) support provided to Turkmenistan, Members of the National Codex Committee of Turkmenistan took part in a three-day study trip to Germany, which currently acts as the Regional Coordinator for Europe. The all-female delegation, representing the core members of the Turkmen National Codex Committee, consisted of representatives from the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, the Centre of Public Health and Nutrition, the Ministry [...]
12 September 2023

Uzbekistan holds workshop for Codex Trust Fund project

On 7–8 September 2023, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in the framework of the FAO/WHO Codex Trust Fund (CTF) project on strengthening national capacity for sustainable activities Codex Alimentarius, a workshop was held for national food experts and food business operators on Codex Alimentarius and the formulation of national positions in Uzbekistan. Representatives of bodies involved in food safety - the Committee for Sanitary and Epidemiological Welfare and Public Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health, the Committee for Veterinary Medicine [...]
11 September 2023

Poland’s FoodFakty Safety Week 2023 addresses role of standards in food safety

For the third time FoodFakty organized a Polish initiative: FoodFakty Safety Week (FFSW) – the cycle of five online sessions around World Food Safety Day  - and thus joined the global celebrations. The official theme of the event this year was: "Food standards save lives", which was the start for a broader perspective of global challenges contained in the WHO global strategy for food safety 2022-2030, paying particular attention to emerging threats. Additionally, this year, together with the Contact Point [...]
03 August 2023

Fruit drinks producer in Portugal organizes World Food Safety Day talk for employees

On 19 June, and for the second consecutive year, fruit drinks producer, Sumol+Compal, promoted World Food Safety Day, with a talk open to all employees. The objective of the event was to promote and consolidate the culture of quality and food safety in the organization. The talk had the theme “Impact of the evolution of standards on the food industry”. There were two invited speakers, André Santos and Maria Noémia Gomes, who answered some questions about the topic of the talk. The company [...]
25 July 2023
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CCEURO Coordinator

All information on Codex is public and free.

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]