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New Codex Chairperson promises strategic route for Codex placing Members at its centre


In an introductory message to Codex Members and Observers, the new Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Steve Wearne, together with incoming Vice-Chairpersons Allan Azegele, Raj Rajasekar and Diego Varela, has promised the new team of officials will be impartial and deliver “an inclusive, transparent and resilient Codex respected throughout the world for its commitment to consensus-driven and science-based food standards”.

The message also underlines the importance of the Codex Strategic Plan and the new team’s commitment to ensuring the Codex membership is heard and understood on issues and debates.


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Codex Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Photo Credit © FAO/Bob Scott – left to right: Steve Wearne (United Kingdom), Allan Azegele (Kenya), Raj Rajasekar (New Zealand) and Diego Varela (Chile).