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CAC44 / All three serving Vice-Chairpersons running to be next Chairperson of the Commission


Mariam Eid, Lebanon; Purwiyatno Hariyadi, Indonesia and Steve Wearne, United Kingdom – the serving Vice-Chairpersons – have all put their names forward to be on the ballot paper for elections to be the next Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission which will take place by secret ballot in Geneva on Tuesday 9 November 2021.

The Codex membership agreed to proceed with elections even though the forty-fourth Commission is meeting virtually and a procedure has been put in place to ensure that Codex Members vote through an official physically present in their Geneva Mission or by appointing a proxy.

About the candidates:

  • Mariam Eid is Head of Agro Industries Services in the Ministry of Agriculture in Lebanon.
  • Purwiyatno Hariyadi is a Professor of Food Process Engineering at the Bogor Agricultural University in Indonesia.
  • Steve Wearne is Director, Global Affairs with the Food Standards Agency in the United Kingdom.

All the latest information on the elections including links to a live webcast of the voting procedure is available on the CAC44 election special pages and on the CAC44 meeting page.


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