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Marking the 60th anniversary of Codex in Georgia

Georgia participated in the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Codex Alimentarius Commission by organizing an event held on 3 November 2023 in Tbilisi. The event commenced with an opening address by the head of the LEPL National Food Agency, who emphasized the significance of Codex standards and the agency’s activities in the country. Welcoming speeches were delivered by representatives from FAO, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) One Health contact [...]
11 November 2023

The 7th Shenzhen Food Safety Forum 2023 Celebrates the Codex 60th Anniversary

The 7th Shenzhen Food Safety Forum 2023 held on 8 and 9 November 2023 in Shenzhen, China, commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). This high-level forum was hosted by the Shenzhen Food and Drug Safety Commission Office with full support provided by the Commission’s Director-General Cai Yingquan and the Shenzhen Administration for Market Regulation. The event was organized by the Shenzhen Institute of Standards and Technology. In his opening address, Mr Chan Yaodong, Deputy Secretary-General, Shenzhen Municipal People’s [...]
10 November 2023

Chile celebrates the 60th anniversary of Codex with a symposium

Chile joined the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission with the symposium “60 años del Codex Alimentarius, construyendo normas que salvan vidas. La experiencia de Chile”. The celebration was opened by a video on Codex and its mechanisms along with a presentation by Diego Varela, Executive Secretary of ACHIPIA and Vice-President of the Codex Alimentarius Commission. "Codex has been fundamental in the establishment of the production and trade system. This system has allowed for great growth [...]
09 November 2023

Interview with Miura Koji: "Food can make people happy"

As part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the Codex Secretariat has been talking to experts involved in the work of committees to understand their motivation, their work and their views on the world of Codex in general. At the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP), which took place in Bordeaux, France from 2 to 6 October 2023, we spoke with Dr Koji Miura, advisor to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, who has been involved [...]
12 October 2023

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Codex in Japan

Japan joined the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, by organizing the online symposium “Celebrating 60th Anniversary of Codex Alimentarius Commission – looking 10 years ahead to ensure international food safety,” which was held on the 24th of July, 2023 in Tokyo. The event was opened by the video message by Steve Wearne, Chairperson of Codex Alimentarius Commission followed by two keynote speakers, namely Vittorio Fattori, FAO Food Safety Officer, and  Yukiko Yamada, International Food Safety Consultant. The [...]
12 October 2023

IADSA lights up Copenhagen for Codex 60th anniversary

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA), an NGO with Observer Status with Codex based in London, UK, celebrated Codex@60 in July by lighting up the building of their Danish member association in orange. We talked to them about why this anniversary is significant for them. Why it was important to mark 60 years of Codex for IADSA? Codex has been critical for our sector by establishing the Codex guidelines on vitamin and mineral supplements and all the horizontal texts, such as additives, labelling, claims, [...]
10 October 2023

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CNR) celebrates Codex at 60 with style

Staff of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) joined the global celebrations for the 60th Anniversary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), dressing up accordingly for the occasion. CRN, a stalwart supporter and regular attendee of CAC as well as of other Codex committees, raised a glass of orange juice – a perfect match with the outfits – in recognition of Codex work over the past six decades. wishing for many more years providing food standards, guidelines and codes of [...]
20 September 2023

Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Codex Alimentarius in Spain

On June 19 and 20, 2023 the Reference Conferences of the National Food Center (CNA) of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) took place online. This is an event held annually in which the Official Food Safety Control Laboratories of Spain meet with the Competent Authorities that designate them for this official control, with the aim of sharing the latest developments of interest in the field of work of the CNA as National Reference Laboratory for 19 networks [...]
20 July 2023

Sultanate of Oman commits to Codex and global food standards in 60th anniversary video

The Sultanate of Oman declares its commitment to Codex and to international standards and guidelines for food safety and quality in a video recently released as part of the country’s celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Codex Alimentarius. The country has been a Codex Member for over 50 years and has actively participated in the development of global standards and in particular has played an active role in regional initiatives such as the Arab Codex initiative and the Gulf Cooperation [...]
12 July 2023

Peru celebrates Codex 60th anniversary

In April 2023 the Peruvian General Directorate of Environmental Health and Food Safety - DIGESA, organized a ceremony and conferences the celebrate the 60th anniversary of Codex. Staff at DIGESA celebrate the Codex 60th anniversary in Peru. Those taking part included Jorge Villena Chávez, former Director General of DIGESA, who initiated Codex work in Peru and was also their first national Codex Chairperson.   Learn more about the event (Spanish) Photo credit Main photo Jorge Villena Chávez with Libia Carlota Liza Quesquén from the Codex Contact [...]
06 July 2023
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