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Codex Committee on Food Additives
14/03/2016 - 18/03/2016 | Xi'an, China

General Information

The 48th Session of CCFA and the Working Group on the General Standard on Food Additives (Physical Working Group on GSFA) will be held at the Xi'an Jianguo Hotel.
The hotel is located in No.2 Huzhu Road, Beilin District, Xi'an City. A location of the map is available on the right side.

The 48th Session of CCFA will be held during 14-18 March 2016. The physical working group on GFSA will be held during 11-12 March 2016.


The participants of the meeting should provide the relevant information through the online registration system (please see link here below) by 15 February 2016. Login and password for the online registration have been provided to all Codex Contact Points and Contact Point of Observers Organizations. If the login and password have not been received, please contact [email protected]

The participants will have to complete the mandatory second part of the registration procedure at the registration desk. The registration desk will be located outside the meeting hall. Participants will be expected to finish this procedure on:
Friday11 March 2015, starting at 8 am,
Monday 14 March 2015, from 8 am to 9:30 am.


The documents for the session are available in English, French and Spanish and will be placed on the Codex website as soon as they are prepared. We kindly remind you to obtain all documentation from the Codex website prior to the meeting. Only conference room documents will be available on spot.

Translation and Interpretation Service

The documents for the 48th CCFA meeting are available in English, French and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation for the session as well as the physical working group meeting on GFSA will be provided in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Visa Arrangements

Delegates should check with their local Chinese Embassy or Consulate as to whether they need a visa to enter China. For those delegates that require a visa, visa application forms are available from the following website:
The delegates from the countries that haven’t established diplomatic relationship with China, could acquire the visa from the adjacent country which has established diplomatic relationship with China.
Delegates who need an individual invitation for visa application, please inform the CCFA secretariat before January 5, 2016.

More information are available in the Information for Delegates document in the table here below.

Related documents

ItemDescriptionUpload date
Document Reference
1Provisional Agenda14/10/2015
CX/FA 16/48/1
5.2Proposed draft provision for quillaia extracts (INS 999 (I), (II)) in food category 14.1.4- Comments at Step 3 (replies to CL 2015/9-FA Part B, point 7)03/11/2015
CX/FA 16/48/9
5.4Uses and use levels of paprika extract (INS 160c (ii)) (replies to CL 2015/9-FA Part C, point 8)03/11/2015
CX/FA 16/48/10
9Proposed draft revision of sections 4.1(c) and 5.1(c) of the General Standard for the Labelling of Food Additives When Sold as Such (CODEX STAN 107-1981)18/11/2015
CX/FA 16/48/18
5.8Proposed draft revision of food category 01.1 “Milk and dairy-based drinks” and its sub-categories 24/11/2015
CX/FA 16/48/12
3.1Matters of Interest arising from FAO/WHO and from the 80th Meeting of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)27/11/2015
CX/FA 16/48/3
5.1Use of Nisin (INS 234) in Food Category 08.3.2 in general, and specifically in Products conforming to the corresponding Commodity Standards03/12/2015
CX/FA 16/48/8
4.2Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards and relevant provisions of the GSFA04/01/2016
CX/FA 16/48/6
7.3Information on commercial use of: potassium hydrogen sulfate (INS 515(II)), sodium sorbates (INS 201) and calcium hydrogen sulfite (INS 227) (Replies to CL 2015/9-FA Part C, point 9)05/01/2016
CX/FA 16/48/16
14Information document on food additive provisions in commodity standards27/10/2015
FA/48 INF/02
2Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other subsidiary bodies15/01/2016
CX/FA 16/48/2
3.2Proposed draft Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food Additives arising from the 80th JECFA Meeting23/11/2015
CX/FA 16/48/4
5.9Discussion Paper on the use of Food Additives in the Production of Wine (Food category N° 14.2.3 “Grape wines)18/12/2015
CX/FA 16/48/13
6Proposed draft amendments to the International Numbering System for Food Additives (CAC/GL 36-1989)13/11/2015
CX/FA 16/48/14
8Discussion paper on secondary food additives21/12/2015
CX/FA 16/48/17
5.6Proposals for new and/or revision of food additive provisions (replies to CL 2015/12-FA)08/02/2016
CX/FA 16/48/11
7.1Proposals for additions and changes to the Priority List of substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA (replies to CL 2015/11-FA)17/02/2016
CX/FA 16/48/15
3.3Proposed draft Specifications for Identity and Purity of Food Additives arising from the 80th JECFA meeting (Comments at Step 3)17/02/2016
CX/FA 16/48/4 Add.1
9.1Comments at Step 318/02/2016
CX/FA 16/48/18 Add.1
6.1Comments at Step 318/02/2016
CX/FA 16/48/14 Add.1
5.81Comments at Step 318/02/2016
CX/FA 16/48/12 Add.1
4.1Endorsement and/or revision of maximum levels for food additives and processing aids in Codex standards12/01/2016
CX/FA 16/48/5
101Provisional Annotated Agenda10/03/2016
13Information document to the discussion on the GSFA 27/10/2015
FA/48 INF/01
5Food additive provisions in Table 1 and 2 in food categories 01.2 through 08.4, with the exclusion of food categories,,,, 05.1.1, 05.1.3, and 05.1.4 (outstanding from CCFA47)14/10/2015
CX/FA 16/48/7
0Information for Delegates14/12/2015
3.4Additional Comments at Step 308/03/2016
CX/FA 16/48/4 Add.2
5.3Additional Replies 08/03/2016
CX/FA 16/48/9 Add.1
5.7Additional Replies08/03/2016
CX/FA 16/48/11 Add.1
5.82Additional Comments at Step 308/03/2016
CX/FA 16/48/12 Add.2
6.2Additional Comments at Step 308/03/2016
CX/FA 16/48/14 Add.2
7.2Additional Replies08/03/2016
CX/FA 16/48/15 Add.1
7.4Additional Replies08/03/2016
CX/FA 16/48/16 Add.1
5.5Additional Replies08/03/2016
CX/FA 16/48/10 Add.1
111List of Standards Developed by Abolished or Adjourned Committees and the Corresponding Food Additive Provisions10/03/2016
CRD11 - Agenda 4b
112Comments on Agenda Item 510/03/2016
113Comments on Agenda Item 5(a) and 5(b)10/03/2016
114Comments on Agenda Item 5(c)10/03/2016
115Comments on Agenda Item 5(d)10/03/2016
116Comments on Agenda Item 5(e)10/03/2016
123Revocation of Related Food Additive Provisions from Some Commodity Standards10/03/2016
CRD23 - Agenda 7b
125Comments of Egypt and CEFIC11/03/2016
CRD25 - Agenda 5a-e
126Proposal From Japan11/03/2016
CRD26 - Agenda 5e
118Comments on Agenda Item 5(f)13/03/2016
121Comments on Agenda Item 7(a)13/03/2016
128Comments of Japan13/03/2016
CRD28 - Agenda 4b
129Codex Standards with Aluminium Containing Food Additives13/03/2016
CRD29 - Agenda 3b
106Comments on Agenda Item 213/03/2016
107Comments on Agenda Item 3(a)13/03/2016
108Comments on Agenda Item 3(b)13/03/2016
109Comments on Agenda Item 4(a)13/03/2016
119Comments on Agenda Item 5(g)13/03/2016
120Comments on Agenda Item 613/03/2016
127Comments on Agenda Item 913/03/2016
122Comments of Kenya13/03/2016
CRD22 - Agenda 3a, 5e, 5f, 5g and 8
130Proposal of NATCOL13/03/2016
CRD30- Agenda 10
124Comments on Agenda Item 813/03/2016
110Comments on Agenda Item 4(b)14/03/2016
117Revised Proposal for Revision of Food Category 01.1 “Milk and Dairy-Based Drinks” and Its Sub-Categories Taking into Account Comments Made in the Add.1 Document for Consideration by the Plenary14/03/2016
CRD17 - Agenda 5f
131Comments of AIDGUM14/03/2016
CRD31 -Agenda 7a
132Comments of Uruguay14/03/2016
CRD32 - Agenda 5g
102Report of the Physical Working Group on the General Standard for Food Additives15/03/2016
CRD2 - Agenda 5a-e
104Report of the In-session Working Group on International Numbering Sytem (INS) for Food Additives 15/03/2016
CRD4 - Agenda 6
103Report of the In-session Working Group on Endorsement and/or Revision of Maximum Levels for Food Additives and Processing Aids in Codex Standards16/03/2016
CRD3 - Agenda 4a and 4b
133Follow-up on the revision of Section 4.1c and 5.1c of the General Standard for the Labelling of Food Additives When Sold As Such (CODEX STAN 107-1981)16/03/2016
CRD33 - Agenda 9
134Statement of OIV17/03/2016
CRD34 - Agenda 5g
105Report of the In-session Working Group on Priorities for evaluation by JECFA18/03/2016
CRD5 - Agenda 7a
10Additional Comments at Step 314/03/2016
CX/FA 16/48/18 Add.2 rev
0.1Side event on the role of JECFA for CCFA23/03/2016


Agenda Item 5: The documents listed under Agenda Item 5 (a-e) will form the basis for the discussion of the physical Working Group on the GSFA. The report of the Working Group will be made available as a CRD at the meeting and will be considered under this item.