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Electronic Working Groups

The list of Electronic Working Groups (EWG) provides basic information about the EWGs that each Codex Committee establishes when deciding to develop work between sessions.

Below is the list of the EWGs that have been created since the 39th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 2016.

Use the search box for keywords or click on column headings to order the list. Click on the title of the EWG to view the details for a single group. To see the terms of reference and work schedule click on the invitation link and download the file.

If the EWG is working on the discussion board forum managed by the Codex Secretariat you will also see a "forum" link.

Title (click for details) Committee Lang Host Co-host(s) Reg. deadline Comments deadline Status Links Adm
Guidelines on recognition and maintenance of equivalence of National Food Control Systems (NFCS) CCFICS24 EN NZL CHL,USA 21/01/2019 08/05/2020 Active Invitation Forum
Committees Working by Correspondence CCGP31 EN NZL DEU,JPN,USA 04/05/2020 Active Invitation Forum
Regional work plan for 2020-2021 to support implementation of the Codex Strategic Plan 2020-2025 CCNASWP15 EN VUT FJI 03/12/2019 31/12/2019 Active Invitation Forum
Regional work plan for 2020-2021 to support implementation of the Codex Strategic Plan 2020-2025 CCAFRICA21 EN,FR KEN SEN 14/10/2019 09/12/2019 Active Invitation Forum
Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables (CCPFV29) REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 DECEMBER 2019 CCPFV29 EN,FR,ES USA 15/12/2019 Active Invitation Forum
Proposed Draft Standard on Fresh Dates CCFFV21 EN IND SAU 10/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
Guidelines for the Safe Use and Reuse of Water in Food Production CCFH51 EN HND CHL,DNK,EUR,IND 17/02/2020 16/01/2020 Active Invitation Forum
Technological justification for several food additives CCNFSDU41 EN EUR RUS 07/02/2020 Active Invitation
Proposed Draft Standard on Onions and Shallots CCFFV21 EN IRN IND,IDN 20/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
Guidelines for the Integrated Monitoring and Surveillance of Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance TFAMR7 EN NLD CAN,CHL,CHN,NZL 21/02/2020 Active Invitation Forum
Proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance (CXC 61-2005) TFAMR8 EN USA CHL,CHN,KEN,GBR 20/03/2020 28/08/2020 Active Invitation Forum
Proposed Draft Standard for Berry Fruits CCFFV21 EN,ES MEX 19/03/2020 15/01/2021 Active Invitation Forum
Guidelines for supporting development of harmonised food laws for CCAFRICA Region CCAFRICA23 EN,FR KEN MAR,SEN 05/06/2020 Active Invitation Forum
Regional Standard for Soybean Products Fermented with Bacillus Species CCASIA21 EN JPN 31/08/2020 31/12/2020 Active Invitation Forum
Development of SOP for coortination among CCASIA Members CCASIA21 EN IND 15/09/2020 Active Invitation Forum
CCNE The alignment of food additive provisions in the regional standards CCNEA10 AR,EN SAU 01/05/2021 Active Invitation Forum
CCNE The preparation of a regional standard for Maamoul CCNEA10 AR,EN SAU 03/05/2021 Active Invitation Forum
Alignment of food additive provisions in the regional standards developed by CCASIA CCASIA21 EN CHN 15/05/2021 20/07/2021 Active Invitation
Regional Standard for cooked rice wrapped in plant leaves CCASIA21 EN CHN 15/04/2021 31/05/2021 Active Invitation
Regional Standard for quick frozen dumpling CCASIA21 EN CHN 15/04/2021 31/05/2021 Active Invitation
Proposed Draft Standard for Dried floral parts-Saffron “under the group “Dried floral parts” CCSCH5 EN IRN GRC 30/09/2021 30/12/2021 Active Invitation Forum
Proposed Draft Group Standard for spices derived from Dried Fruits and Berries. CCSCH5 EN USA IND 15/10/2021 30/05/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Proposed Draft Group Standard Layout CCSCH5 EN USA BRA,GHA,IND,IRN,GBR 15/10/2021 30/05/2022 Active Invitation Forum
DRAFT STANDARD FOR DRIED FRUITS AND BERRIES-SMALL CARDAMOM CCSCH5 EN IND IRN 15/10/2021 30/05/2022 Active Invitation
Dried or Dehydrated Chilli Pepper and Paprika CCSCH5 EN IND 15/11/2021 15/03/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Dried or Dehydrated Chilli Pepper and Paprika CCSCH5 EN IND 15/11/2021 15/03/2022 Active Forum
Innovation‐ Use of Technology in Food Labelling CCFL46 EN CAN 10/01/2022 21/03/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Proposed draft guidance on the sale of food through the means of e‐commerce CCFL46 EN,ES GBR CHL,GHA,IND,JPN 31/12/2021 Active Invitation Forum
Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards and relevant provisions of the GSFA CCFA52 EN AUS JPN,USA 07/01/2022 21/10/2022 Active Invitation
Draft Standard for dried roots, rhizomes and bulbs - Turmeric CCSCH5 EN IRN IND 20/12/2021 30/05/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Allergen Labelling CCFL46 EN AUS GBR,USA 13/12/2021 Active Invitation Forum
Establishment of CCPR schedules and priority lists for the evaluation of pesticides by JMPR CCPR52 EN AUS 31/12/2021 10/05/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed CCPR52 EN USA NLD 31/12/2021 30/04/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Guidelines for compounds of low public health concerns that could be exempted from the establishment of Codex maximum residue limits for pesticides (CXLs) CCPR52 EN,ES CHL USA 05/01/2022 30/04/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Management of unsupported compounds without public health concern scheduled for periodic review by JMPR CCPR52 EN,ES CHL AUS,IND,KEN 05/01/2022 10/05/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Review of CXG 90-2017 and CXG 56-2005 CCPR52 EN IRN IND 05/01/2022 10/05/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Engagement of JMPR in parallel reviews of new compounds CCPR52 EN CAN CRI,KEN 10/12/2021 10/05/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Draft Regional standard for fermented noni fruit juice CCNASWP15 EN TON WSM 28/02/2022 01/10/2022 Active Invitation Forum
National registration of pesticides (National Registration Database for Pesticides for Periodic Review by JMPR) CCPR52 EN DEU AUS 20/01/2022 10/05/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Extrapolation of maximum residue limits of veterinary drugs to one or more species CCRVDF25 EN,ES EUR CRI 25/01/2022 20/11/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Guidance for the monitoring of the Purity and Stability of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) CCPR52 EN,ES IND ARG,IRN 10/01/2022 10/05/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Edible offal tissues CCRVDF25 EN KEN NZL 25/01/2022 20/11/2022 Active Invitation Forum
General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) to the 53rd CCFA CCFA52 EN USA 10/01/2022 26/08/2022 Active Invitation
AMENDMENT/REVISION TO THE STANDARD OF NAMED VEGETABLE OIL (CXS 210-1999) - Inclusion of high oleic acid soya bean oil CCFO27 EN USA 31/01/2022 20/06/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Amendment/Revision of the Standard for Fish Oils (CXS 329-2017): inclusion of Calanus oil CCFO27 EN NOR 21/02/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Criteria for the Establishment of Action Levels for Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods CCRVDF25 EN AUS CAN 15/02/2022 30/11/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Proposed  amendment  of  CXS  94‐1981  to  include  the  fish  species Sardinella lemuru (Bali Sardinella) CCFFP35 EN,FR,ES PHL EUR 31/01/2022 31/08/2022 Active Invitation Forum
General principles for establishing NRVs-R for persons aged 6 to 36 months CCNFSDU42 EN,ES IRL CRI,USA 31/01/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Discussion Paper on Developing Guidance on Traceability/Product Tracing CCFICS25 EN USA GBR 13/09/2021 Active Invitation Forum
amendment/revision of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CXS 210-1999): Inclusion of avocado oil CCFO27 EN,ES MEX USA 28/02/2022 05/05/2023 Active Invitation Forum
Amendment/Revision of the Standard for named vegetable oils (CXS 210-1999): inclusion of Sacha Inchi Oil CCFO27 EN,ES PER 28/02/2022 01/02/2023 Active Invitation Forum
Prioritization mechanism / emerging issues or new work proposals CCNFSDU42 EN DEU CAN 18/03/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Joint EWG between CCRVDF and CCPR CCPR52 EN USA 25/03/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Joint EWG between CCRVDF and CCPR CCRVDF25 EN USA 25/03/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Revision of the Standard for Olive Oils and Pomace Olive Oils (CXS 33-1981) CCFO27 EN ESP ARG 15/04/2022 31/03/2023 Active Invitation Forum
Guidance on the Prevention and Control of Food Fraud CCFICS25 EN,ES USA CHN,EUR,IRN,GBR 06/09/2021 31/05/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Guidelines for the safe use and re-use of water in food produciont CCFH52 EN HND EUR 01/05/2022 30/06/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Guidelines for the Control of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. Coli (STEC) in Raw Beef, Fresh Leafy Vegetables, Raw Milk and Raw Milk Cheeses, and Sprouts CCFH52 EN CHL FRA,NZL,USA 30/04/2022 02/06/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Revision of the General Guidelines on Sampling (CXG 50-2004) CCMAS41 EN NZL DEU 30/09/2021 Active Invitation Forum
Review of Methods of Analysis in CXS 234 – Processed Fruits and Vegetables workable package CCMAS41 EN USA 30/09/2021 Active Invitation Forum
Review of the fats and oils methods in CXS 234 CCMAS41 EN NLD 31/08/2021 Active Invitation Forum
Review of Methods of Analysis in CXS 234 - Cereals, pulses and legumes workable package CCMAS41 EN CAN 17/09/2021 Active Invitation Forum
Revision of the Class Names and the International Numbering System for Food Additives (INS)(CXG36-1989) CCFA52 EN BEL IRN 05/09/2022 17/06/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Guidance on data analysis for the development of maximum levels and improved data collection CCCF15 EN EUR JPN,NLD,USA 15/07/2022 10/12/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Discussion paper on pyrrolizidine alkaloids CCCF15 EN EUR 15/07/2022 10/12/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Maximum levels for lead in certain food categories CCCF15 EN BRA 15/07/2022 10/12/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Sampling plan(s) for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based foods including foods for infants and young children CCCF15 EN BRA IND 23/06/2022 09/12/2022 Active Invitation Forum
Discussion paper on a Code of practice or guidelines to prevent or reduce ciguatera poisoning CCCF15 EN USA EUR 23/06/2022 09/12/2022 Active Invitation Forum