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Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables (CCPFV) invites participation in its upcoming meeting


Richard Boyd from The United States Department of Agriculture, Chairperson of CCPFV,  explains the innovative approach being taken to develop a range of standards and encourages members and observers to take part.

Richard Boyd Chair CCPFV

Richard Boyd chairs CCPFV

CCPFV will be starting its 29th session at a unique location – and all interested countries and recognized observers are invited to participate.  In accordance with the guidance of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, CCPFV is continuing its work by correspondence, and to do this, the committee is trying something new.  On 2 January 2020, CCPFV will begin its 29th meeting by correspondence on the Codex Online Forum. The CCPFV29 user group is currently active for registered participants and provides a welcome and background information on the meeting.  To register countries and observers should follow the instructions on the invitation which can be found on the Codex web site

Wide participation needed.

The Committee will be following a full agenda, working on five standards (Gochujang, Chili Sauce, Mango Chutney, Dried Fruits, and Canned Fruit Salads). It will also be developing responses to matters referred from the food additives; analyses and sampling; fresh fruits and vegetables committees, as well as considering future work.  This meeting will be spread over several months as CCPFV29 works through the agenda.  To ensure these standards and the work of the Committee reflect the broadest cross-section of countries and regions, we invite members and observers to participate in this new venue.  It is important to have wide participation and achieve a quorum to ensure that the standards are international in scope and reflect the priorities of Codex members.

Using the EWG platform to work online

Codex electronic working group online platform

One of the benefits of holding a committee meeting by correspondence is that travel is not required for participation.  As a result, CCPFV29 can provide new opportunities for involvement and collaboration.  In addition, participants’ experiences in this meeting by correspondence can be a source of valuable input to the ongoing discussions in the Codex Committee on General Principles on working by correspondence.  Registration for CCPFV’s 29th session has been extended to December 15, 2019.


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