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FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Europe
16/05/2022 - 20/05/2022 | Virtual,


The 32nd Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Europe has been scheduled from 16 to 18 May 2022 with report adoption on 20 May 2022. The session will be held virtually from 11:00 – 14:00 (CET).

The opening session will begin at 11.00 hours CET on Monday, 16 May 2022. Sessions will take place on 16, 17 and 18 May 2022 from 11.00 to 14.00 hours CET. The adoption of the report will take place on Friday, 20 May 2022 from 11.00 to 14.00 hours CET.

The session will be conducted in English, French, Russian and Spanish.

A provisional timetable is available on the right column in English and Russian.

Proposed In-session Working Group

An in-session working group meeting on item 7 to discuss the regional workplan for 2022-2023 is proposed to take place on Tuesday 17 May from 8:30-9:30 CET.


A FAO/WHO side-event on food fraud will take place on Thursday 19 May 2022 from 11:00-12:30 CET.
The programme is available in English and Russian.

Keynote speaker

The keynote speaker is Dr Marta Hugas, former Chief Scientist of the European Food Safety Authority. Download the slides for her presentation “Sustainability of food systems and the role of Codex” as CRD10 below.

To register for the side-event, please click here.


The Codex Secretariat has prepared a guidance for Members and Observers to facilitate the smooth running of Codex virtual meetings. Codex members and observers participating in the upcoming virtual meeting are kindly invited to consult the "Information for Delegates" webpage and in particular to read the Guidance to participants of virtual meetings available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

A letter from the Chairperson to all delegates is available in English and Russian.


All participants should provide their information (names and addresses) through the Online Registration System by accessing the link below, latest by 48 hours in advance of the start of the plenary meeting i.e. 14 May 11:00 CET.

Login and password for the online registration to the plenary meeting and the meetings of the working groups have been provided to all Codex Contact Points of Member Countries and Observer Organizations. If the login and password have not been received, please contact [email protected].




Related documents

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1Provisional Agenda15/03/2022
CX/EURO 22/32/1
6Codex work relevant to the Region04/04/2022
CX/EURO 22/32/6
3Matters arising from the Codex Alimentarius Commission and Codex Subsidiary Bodies05/04/2022
CX/EURO 22/32/3
8Nomination of the Coordinator05/04/2022
CX/EURO 22/32/8
7Implementation of the Codex Strategic Plan 2020-202515/04/2022
CX/EURO 22/32/7
2Keynote address: Sustainability of Food Systems and the role of Codex05/05/2022
CX/EURO 22/32/2
5Updates on FAO and WHO work of regional interest06/05/2022
CX/EURO 22/32/5
4Food Safety and Quality in the Region including current and emerging issues – Country updates09/05/2022
CX/EURO 22/32/4
102Implementation of the Codex Strategic Plan 2020-2025 Comments by Germany 10/05/2022
101Division of Competence and Voting Right between the European Union and its Member States according to Rule of Procedure II paragraph 5 of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 12/05/2022
107Food safety and security in the European region and beyond, impacts of the Russian Federation’s unprovoked and illegal act of aggression against Ukraine (Prepared by the Ukraine) 15/05/2022
108Statement of the European Union and its Member States on the Russian aggression against Ukraine (Prepared by the European Union and its Member States) 16/05/2022
116Intervention of Mr Ismoil Andamov, Republic of Tajikistan, on Agenda Item 218/05/2022
Report of the 32nd session of the Codex Coordinating Committee on Europe27/05/2022
104Multilateral Relations in Codex in Light of the Current Situation in Ukraine (prepared by Norway)13/05/2022
103Proposal for amending Section 8.2, labelling of non-retail containers, in the Regional Standard for Chanterelles (CXS 40R-1981) to reflect CXS 346-2021 (submiited by the European Union)13/05/2022
105Impact on multilateral relations in the Codex Eurpean region in light of the current and ongoing situation in Ukraine (prepared by the United Kingdom) 14/05/2022
106Implementation of the Codex Strategic Plan 2020-2025 (comments by the European Union)14/05/2022
109Comments of Norway on Agenda Item 216/05/2022
110Keynote address "Sustainability of food systems and the role of Codex” by Dr Marta Hugas16/05/2022
112Comments of the European Union on Agenda Item 417/05/2022
113Comments of the European Union on Agenda Item 517/05/2022
114Comments of the European Union on Agenda Item 617/05/2022
115Implementation Of The Codex Strategic Plan 2020-2025 - Report of the in-Session Working Group 17/05/2022
111Opening remarks of FAO, WHO and the Chair of CAC17/05/2022
117All files zip collection