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Contaminants Committee recognizes contribution of Yukiko Yamada to food safety


As the sixteenth session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) drew to close in Utrecht, the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Thursday 20 April 2023, Japan took the floor to inform the Committee that this would be Yukiko Yamada’s last meeting.

Yukiko began her Codex career initially in the Codex Secretariat in FAO in 1993 and over the last 30 years has served the Codex Alimentarius Commission, her Government but above all consumers in her inspirational and “unwavering commitment to food safety”.

The Chairperson of CCCF, Sally Hoffer expressed the Committee’s appreciation for the significant contribution Yukiko has made as an esteemed colleague during her time in Codex.



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Yukiko Yamada, Japan at CCCF16, Utrecht, 20 April 2023