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Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
04/12/2017 - 08/12/2017 | Berlin, Germany


The 39th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses will be held at the H4 Hotel from December 4th-8th. The opening session will commence at 10:00 am on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French, Spanish and German during the meeting.

The interpreters ask the delegates to provide all pre-formulated comments in advance (printed or per email to [email protected]).

Wi-Fi will be available at the meeting venue so working documents and other information can also be downloaded during the meeting.


All participants should provide their information (names and addresses) through the online registration system by accessing the link below, latest by 4th November 2017.

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].

Instructions for registration can be found at:

At the meeting, participants will be able to complete the mandatory second part of the registration procedure. This will take place in the lobby of the hotel on:

Sunday 3 December 2017, 5 – 6 pm
Monday 4 December 2017, starting at 7.30 am

The participants will receive identification badges and all necessary organisational information. Identification badges must be visible and worn during the whole meeting.

Evidence reviews on n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: background reviews conducted for the work of NUGAG.
Monday, 4 December from 14:00 – 15:00.

JEMNU Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the FAO/WHO Joint Expert Meetings on Nutrition (JEMNU) are here available.


Delegates are requested to bring their own documentation to the meeting. This documentation is available in English, French and Spanish in the table here below.

Conference Room Documents will be available electronically during the session. The draft Report of the 39th session of CCNFSDU will be available in the Conference Room.

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

Related documents

ItemDescriptionUpload date
Document Reference
5Proposed Draft Definition for Biofortification11/09/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/5
7Proposed Draft Guidelines for Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Foods12/09/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/7
102Discussion Paper on NRVs-R for Older Infants and Young Children - item 830/10/2017
10Discussion Paper on Claim for “Free” of Trans Fatty Acids06/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/9
7.1Proposed draft Guidelines for Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Foods (Comments at Step 3)08/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/7-Add.1
6Report of EWG on establishing NRV-NCD for EPA and DHA09/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/6
1Provisional Agenda03/08/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/1 Rev.1
5.1Proposed Draft Definition for Biofortification (Comments at Step 3)09/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/5-Add.1
9Food Additives – Mechanism / Framework for Considering Technological Justification and Other Matters 14/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/8
4.1Review of the Standard for Follow-Up Formula (CODEX STAN 156-1987) (Comments at Step 3)15/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/4-Add.1
4Review of the Standard for Follow-Up Formula (CODEX STAN 156-1987)17/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/4 Rev.1
8NRV-R for Older Infants and Young Children23/11/2017
REP17/NFSDU (para. 40)
2Matters Referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and/or Other Subsidiary Bodies24/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/2 Rev.1
3Matters of Interest Arising from FAO and WHO27/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/3
104Discussion Paper on General Guidelines to Establish Nutritional Profiles - item 229/11/2017
105Discussion Paper on JEMNU Request for the Establishment of Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factors for Soy and Milk Proteins - item 429/11/2017
101Division of Competence between the European Union and its Member States29/11/2017
Report of the 39th Session of the Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses17/05/2018
0.1Information for delegates07/08/2017
7.2Proposed draft Guidelines for Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Foods (Comments at Step 3)27/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/7-Add.2
4.2Review of the Standard for Follow-Up Formula (CODEX STAN 156-1987) (Comments at Step 3)27/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/4-Add.2
5.2Proposed Draft Definition for Biofortification (Comments at Step 3)27/11/2017
CX/NFSDU 17/39/5-Add.2
103Proposal for New Work on Harmonized Probiotic Guidelines for Use in Foods and Dietary Supplements - item 1124/11/2017
106Comments of ISDI on item 929/11/2017
108Comments of European Union, Nicaragua, Nigeria and African Union on item 530/11/2017
109Comments of European Union, Thailand and GOED on item 630/11/2017
110Comments of European Union, Nigeria and African Union on item 730/11/2017
112Comments of Canada, European Union and USA on item 930/11/2017
113Comments of Philippines, Tanzania, Thailand, USA and African Union on item 1030/11/2017
114Discussion paper on Methods of analysis in the Standard for Infant Formula and Formulas for Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants (CODEX STAN 72-1981) - item 1130/11/2017
115Proposal of the EWG Chairs taking into account comments submitted – Amended Appendix 1 for RUTF Guidelines - item 730/11/2017
111Comments of Tanzania, Thailand, African Union, ISDI on item 830/11/2017
107Comments of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, AU and EU on item 430/11/2017
116Comments of Sierra Leone on items 5 and 702/12/2017
117Comments of Indonesia on items 4, 8, 9 and 1002/12/2017
118Comments of Malaysia on item 1002/12/2017
119Comments of Republic of Korea on items 4 and 1002/12/2017
120Comments of IFMA on item 1002/12/2017
121Comments of ISDI on item 1102/12/2017
122Comments of NHF on item 502/12/2017
123Comments of Canada on item 602/12/2017
124Comments of EUVEPRO on item 403/12/2017
125Comments of Mali on items 4, 5, 7, 8 and 1003/12/2017
127Comments of Argentina on item 1104/12/2017
126Comments of Mexico on items 4 and 504/12/2017
128Comments of El Salvador on item 407/12/2017
129Comments of Peru on item 607/12/2017
202Side Event Presentation: Evidence reviews on n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (RCTs)07/05/2018
201Side Event Presentation: Evidence reviews on n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (cohort studies)07/05/2018
203All files zip collection