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Comisión del Codex Alimentarius
08/11/2021 - 18/11/2021 | Virtual,


The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to convene physical meetings in 2021 and, in line with the agreement of CAC43, Codex subsidiary bodies and CCEXEC have been held virtually in 2021. FAO and WHO have determined that it is not possible to plan CAC44 as a physical session in 2021 and proposed that like CAC43, CAC44 be held virtually, subject to the endorsement of two-thirds of the Members of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Following the endorsement by more than two thirds of the Members of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), the 44th Session of the Commission (CAC44) will now be convened virtually. The virtual session of the Commission has been enabled by the agreement of the Membership to the suspension of Certain Rules of Procedure, details of which can be downloaded here. Members also endorsed the proposal to conduct elections by secret ballot through in-person voting by appointment in Geneva.

Additional dates have been added to facilitate the virtual discussions. CAC44 will meet in plenary to discuss the agenda items on 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15 November 2021, 12.00-15.00 CET.
Adoption of the report will take place on 17 and 18 November 2021, 12.00-15.00 CET.

Arrangements for voting are currently under preparation and will be communicated to Members in due course.


All participants should provide their information (names and addresses) through the online registration system by accessing the link below, latest by 9 October 2021.

Special note for Members:

In registering your delegation for CAC44 please indicate the individual in the delegation who will serve as your Voting Delegate and the individual who will serve as your Alternate Voting Delegate, noting that these individuals will need to be physically present in Geneva during the dates of the Commission in order to vote in the elections (e.g. individuals based at the Embassy or Permanent Mission in Geneva). Please use the drop-down menu for “Specific Role” in the online Registration Form to indicate this. Further information on the logistical arrangements for voting will be forthcoming. In the case of Members that do not have Representation in Geneva, the Codex Secretariat will be in contact regarding the options available for participation in the elections.


The Codex Secretariat has prepared guidance for members and observers to facilitate the smooth running of CAC44. This guidance is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. For more information see the Information for Delegates webpage.

Information event on CAC44

A webinar was held on 21 July 2021 to give countries an update on plans for (CAC44).
Download the webinar audio: English, French, Spanish and read the related news item here.
An informal survey of participants to the webinar on the challenges and benefits of virtual working and considerations for future meetings of codex is available here.

Questions and Answers based on queries arising during the webinar on the endorsement process and the related logistics are available here.

Documentos relacionados

TemaDescripciónFecha de carga
Documento de referencia
1Programa provisional09/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/1
8.1Nuevas fuentes y sistemas de producción de alimentos: ¿Son necesarias la atención y orientación del Codex?15/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/15 Add.1
8.2Nueva Estrategia de la FAO en materia de inocuidad de los alimentos para 2022-2031: Información actualizada sobre la situación14/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/15 Add.2
3Enmiendas al Manual de procedimiento15/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/2
4.4Trabajo del Comité del Codex sobre Sistemas de Inspección y Certificación de Importaciones y Exportaciones de Alimentos para su adopción o aprobación por la Comisión17/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/6
8.4Fondo fiduciario del Codex: enseñanzas aprendidas durante la pandemia de COVID-1927/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/15 Add.4
4.1Comité del Codex sobre Especias y Hierbas Culinarias16/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/3
4.3Labor del Comité del Codex sobre Métodos de Análisis y Toma de Muestras (CCMAS) para su adopción o aprobación por la Comisión30/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/445
4.2Labor del Comité del Codex sobre contaminantes de los alimentos (CCCF) para su adopción o aprobación por la Comisión29/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/4
13.3Actividades del fondo fiduciario del Codex27/09/2021
CAC/44 INF/3
8.3Información actualizada sobre la Estrategia global de la OMS sobre inocuidad de los alimentos para 2022-203015/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/15 Add.3
4.5Labor del Comité del Codex sobre Residuos de Medicamentos Veterinarios en los Alimentos (CCRVDF) para su adopción o aprobación por la Comisión30/09/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/7
3.2Enmiendas al Manual de procedimiento04/10/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/2 Add.2
4.7Labor del Comité del Codex sobre aditivos alimentarios (CCFA) para su adopción o aprobación por la Comisión07/10/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/9
4.6Labor del Comité del Codex sobre residuos de plaguicidas (CCPR) para su adopción o aprobación por la Comisión13/10/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/8
8Cuestiones planteadas por la FAO y la OMS12/10/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/15
13.1Actividades de desarrollo de la capacidad de la FAO y la OMS13/10/2021
CAC/44 INF/1
13.2FAO/WHO scientific support to Codex: Report on activities, budgetary and financial matter15/10/2021
4.8Work from the Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL) for adoption or approval by the Commission14/10/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/10
5Editorial amendments to Codex texts proposed by the Codex Secretariat15/10/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/12
7Codex Budgetary and Financial Matters: Progress 2020–202116/10/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/14
4.41Comments on draft standards and related texts submitted by the 25th Session of the CCFICS for final or step 5 adoption11/10/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/6 Add.1
3.1Comments on Amendments to the Procedural Manual13/10/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/2 Add.1
4.35Comments on draft Standards and related texts submitted by the 41st session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Campling (CCMAS41) to the Commission for final or step 5 adoption 14/10/2021
CX/CAC 21/44/5 Add.1
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