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CL 2021/03/OCS-NFSDU01/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft revision of the Standard for Follow-Formula: Section B: DRINK/PRODUCT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH ADDED NUTRIENTS OR DRINK FOR YOUNG CHILDREN: scope, definition and labelling 30/06/2021
CL 2021/02/OCS-RVDF0/Request for comments on the recommendations for the further steps on the use and maintenance of the database on countries’ needs for maximum residue limits for veterinary drugs in foods30/04/2021
CL 2021/07-PR01/21Request for comments on the establishment of the schedules and priority lists of pesticides for evaluation / re-evaluation by the joint FAO/WHO expert meetings on pesticide residues (JMPR)28/02/2021
CL 2021/05/OCS-RVDF01/21Request for comments on the principles and procedure for the parallel review of a new veterinary drug by JECFA and national regulatory agencies 30/04/2021
CL 2021/04/OCS-FH02/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft Guidance for the Management of Biological Foodborne Outbreaks30/06/2021
CL 2021/09/OCS-FL02/21Request for comments on allergen labelling31/03/2021
CL 2021/11/OCS-CF02/21Request for comments at Step 3 on MLs for cadmium in chocolates containing or declaring ≥30% to <50% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis and cocoa powder (100% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis)22/04/2021
CL 2021/12/OCS-CF02/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the CoP for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa beans 22/04/2021
CL 2021/13/OCS-CF02/21Request for comments at Step 3 on MLs for lead in certain food categories22/04/2021
CL 2021/14/OCS-CF02/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the revision of the CoP for the prevention and reduction of lead contamination in foods (CXC 56-2004)22/04/2021
CL 2021/15/OCS-CF02/21Request for comments at Step 3 on MLs for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based foods including foods for infants and young children 22/04/2021
CL 2021/08/OCS-SCH02/21Request for comments, (at Step 3) on the Proposed draft Standard for dried or dehydrated Chilli Pepper and Paprika09/04/2021
CL 2021/17/OCS-FICS03/21Request for comments, at Step 3, on the proposed draft guidelines on recognition and maintenance of equivalence of National Food Control Systems (NFCS) – Updated text30/04/2021
CL 2021/18/OCS-FICS03/21Request for Comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft consolidated Codex guidelines related to equivalence30/04/2021
CL 2021/16/OCS-FICS03/21Request for Comments, at Step 3, on the Proposed Draft Guidance on Paperless use of electronic certificates - (Revision to CXG 38-2001)30/04/2021
CL 2021/10/OCS-MAS03/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft revised General Guidelines on Sampling (CXG50-2004) and its supporting documents28/04/2021
CL 2021/22/OCS-CF03/21Request for comments on the recommendations for the establishment of maximum levels for cadmium and lead in quinoa22/04/2021
CL 2021/23-FA04/21Request for comments on endorsement and/or revision of maximum levels for food additives and processing aids in codex standards10/06/2021
CL 2021/24-FA04/21Request for comments on Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards 10/06/2021
CL 2021/25-FA03/21Request for the comments on the food additive provisions for the GSFA10/06/2021
CL 2021/26-FA04/21Request for comments on the relevant provisions for sweeteners associated with Note 161 10/06/2021
CL 2021/01-FA04/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed changes and/or addition to the International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)31/07/2021
CL 2021/30-FA04/21Request for proposals for change and/or addition to Section 3 of the Class Names and International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)30/04/2022
CL 2021/31/OCS-NFSDU06/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the Guideline for Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF)10/09/2021
CL 2021/06/OCS-RVDF04/21Request for comments on the recommendations for edible offal and other animal tissues of relevance for the purpose of harmonization and elaboration of maximum residue limits for compounds with dual uses05/06/2021
CL 2021/32/OCS-AMR04/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the Code of practice to contain and minimize foodborne antimicrobial resistance25/05/2021
CL 2021/33/OCS-AMR04/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the Guidelines for integranted monitoring and surveillance of foodborne antimicrobial resistance25/05/2021
CL 2021/34/OCS-FA05/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft specifications for the identity and purity of food additives arising from the 89th JECFA meeting31/07/2021
CL 2021/35/OCS-FH04/21Request for comments on the Guidelines for the control of STEC in raw beef, fresh leafy vegetables, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, and sprouts16/06/2021
CL 2021/37/OCS-PR0/Request for comments on the revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (Class C, Class D and Tables of examples for representative commodities for Class C and Class D) (at Step 3)25/06/2021
CL 2021/38/OCS-PR05/21Request for comments on the Guidelines for compounds of low public health concerns that could be exempted from the establishment of Codex MRLs or do not give rise to residues (at Step 3)25/06/2021
CL 2021/39/OCS-PR0/Request for comments on the priority list of pesticides for evaluation / re-evaluation by JMPR05/07/2021
CL 2021/44/OCS-PR05/21Request for comments on the management of unsupported compounds without public health concern scheduled for periodic review 25/06/2021
CL 2021/42/OCS-PR0/Request for comments on the review of the IESTI equations30/06/2021
CL 2021/43/OCS-PR0/Request for comments on the procedures and principles for the engagement of JMPR in parallel reviews of new compounds05/07/2021
CL 2021/19/OCS-FL06/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the Guidelines for front of pack nutrition labelling01/09/2021
CL 2021/21/OCS-FL06/21Request for comments on allergen labelling06/09/2021
CL 2021/45/OCS-FL06/21Request for comments on the guidance for the labelling of non-retail containers07/08/2021
CL 2021/48/OCS-SCH06/21Request for comments at Step 8 on the draft standard for dried roots, rhizomes and bulbs — dried or dehydrated ginger27/08/2021
CL 2021/49/OCS-SCH06/21Request for comments, at Step 8, on draft standard for dried floral parts – Cloves27/08/2021
CL 2021/51/OCS-SCH06/21Request for Comments, at Step 5, on draft Standard for dried seeds - Nutmeg27/08/2021
CL 2021/50/OCS-SCH06/21Request for comments, at Step 8, on draft standard for dried basil27/08/2021
CL 2021/47/OCS-SCH06/21Request for Comments at Step 8 on the draft standard for dried Oregano 27/08/2021
CL 2021/36/OCS-FO06/21Request for comments on the proposals for new work and or amendments to existing Codex Standards 16/09/2021
CL 2021/27/OCS-FO06/21Request for Comments, at Step 3, on the proposed draft revision to the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CXS 210-1999) (Sunflowerseed oil) 16/09/2021
CL 2021/52/OCS-FICS07/21Request for Comments, at Step 8, on the Draft Principles and Guidelines for the assessment and use of voluntary Third-Party Assurance (vTPA) programmes 30/09/2021
CL 2021/53/OCS-FICS07/21Request for Comments at Step 5/8 on the Proposed Draft Guidance on paperless use of electronic certificates (revised Guidelines for Design, Production, Issuance and Use of Generic Official Certificates (CXG 38-2001)30/09/2021
CL 2021/55-FA06/21Request for proposals for new and/or revision of food additive provisions of the GSFA15/01/2023
CL 2021/20/OCS-FL06/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft Guidelines on Internet sales / e-commerce01/09/2021
CL 2021/29/OCS-FO06/21Request for Comments, at Step 3, on the proposed draft revision to the Standard for Olive Oils and Olive Pomace Oils (CXS 33-1981):16/09/2021
CL 2021/57/OCS-FA07/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft specifications for the identity and purity of food additives arising from the 91ST JECFA meeting20/08/2021
CL 2021/28/OCS-FO07/21Request for Comments, at Step 3, on the Proposed Draft amendment/revision to the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CXS 210-1999) - Inclusion of Avocado oil24/09/2021
CL 2021/58/OCS-FO07/21Request for comments on the proposals for new work - proposed amendment/revision to the Codex Standard, for named vegetable oils (CXS 210-1999) to include high oleic acid soya bean oil16/09/2021
CL 2021/59-AMR07/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the Guidelines on integrated monitoring and surveillance of foodborne antimicrobial resistance 07/09/2021
CL 2021/60/OCS-MAS07/21Request for comments on: (i) methods of analysis / performance criteria; (ii) The revised Guidelines on Measurement Uncertainty (CXG54-2004) (at Step 8); and (iii) The General Guidelines for Sampling (CXG50-2004) (at Step 5) 10/09/2021
CL 2021/54/OCS-NFSDU08/21Request for comments on the draft product definition of drink/product for young children with added nutrients or drink for young children; and Nitrogen to protein conversion factors: report of the EWG30/09/2021
CL 2021/61-FA08/21Request for comments on the priority list of substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA25/08/2021
CL 2021/65-AMR08/21Request for comments at Step 6 on the revised Code of practice to minimize and contain foodborne AMR (CXC 61-2005)20/09/2021
CL 2021/66/OCS-GP08/21Request of comments on the draft Procedural Guidance for Committees Working by Correspondence (CWBC) 19/09/2021
CL 2021/67/OCS-FFP08/21Request for comments on laboratories to perform the sensory evaluation and species to be compared with Sardinella lemuru (Bali Sardinella)05/09/2021
CL 2021/56/OCS-NFSDU09/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft general principles for the establishment of NRVs for persons aged 6 – 36 months29/10/2021
CL 2021/68/OCS-FA09/21Request for comments on: i) draft and proposed draft food additive provisions of the General Standard for Food Additives at Steps 8 and 5/8; ii) inclusion of xanthan gum (INS 415) and pectins (INS 440) in FC 13.1.3 of the GSFA; iii) changes relating to the group header STEVIOL GLYCOSIDES in the GSFA; iv) revised provisions of the GSFA in relation to the amendments to title and food category number for CXS 283 in Annex C of the GSFA; v) revised food-additive provisions of the GSFA in relation to the alignment of 18 commodity standards; vi) revised food-additive provisions of the GSFA in relation to the partial alignment of CXS 249-2006, CXS 273-1968, CXS 275-1973 and CXS 288-1978 to include tamarind seed polysaccharide (INS 437); vii) revised food-additive provisions of the GSFA in relation to the linked entry for FC 12.5 in the References to Commodity Standards for GSFA Table 3 Additives in the Annex to Table 3; and viii) revised provisions for sweeteners in different food categories 31/10/2021
CL 2021/69/OCS-FA09/21Request for comments on proposed revised food additive sections of various Codex commodity standards31/10/2021
CL 2021/70/OCS-FA09/21Request for comments on the proposed draft Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food Additives at Step 5/831/10/2021
CL 2021/71/OCS-FA09/21Request for comments on the proposed draft revision at Step 5/8 to the Class Names and the International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)31/10/2021
CL 2021/64/OCS-FH10/21Request for comments at Step 3 on proposed draft guidelines for the safe use and re-use of water in food production15/01/2022
CL 2021/72/OCS-FH10/21Request for comments on the draft guidance for the management of biological foodborne outbreaks08/01/2022
CL 2021/62/OCS-FH10/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft decision tree (revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene (CXC 1-1969)15/01/2022
CL 2021/74-PR10/21Request for comments on texts going for adoption by CAC (Steps 5 and 5/8) – CCPR05/11/2021
CL 2021/75-RVDF10/21Request for comments on texts going for adoption by CAC (Steps 5, 5/8 and 8) – CCRVDF05/11/2021
CL 2021/76-CF10/21Request for comments on texts going for adoption by CAC (Steps 5, 5/8 and 8) – CCCF05/11/2021
CL 2021/77-FL10/21Request for comments on texts going for adoption by CAC (Steps 8 and Step 5/8)05/11/2021
CL 2021/73-AMR10/21Request for comments on texts going for adoption by CAC (Steps 8 and 5/8) – TFAMR05/11/2021
CL 2021/78-CF10/21Request for comments on the guidance on data analysis for development of maximum levels and for improved data collection15/12/2021
CL 2021/79-FFV11/21Request for proposals on new work for the Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables31/12/2021
CL 2021/80-CAC11/21Request for comments on Agenda item 2 Zilpaterol and Agenda item 11 Other Business of the CAC44 draft report30/11/2021
CL 2021/81-FA11/21Request for information and comments on the priority list of substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA15/01/2023
CL 2021/82-FA11/21Request for general information on the availability of data related to nitrates and nitrites15/09/2022
CL 2021/83-FA11/21Request for information on commercial use of ortho-phenylphenol (INS 231) and sodium ortho-phenylphenol (INS 232) in food15/09/2022
CL 2021/84/OCS-FFV12/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft standard for onions and shallots 05/03/2022
CL 2021/85/OCS-FFV01/22Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft standard for berry fruits05/03/2022
CL 2021/86/OCS-FFV01/22Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft Standard for fresh dates 05/03/2022
CL 2021/87(REV1)-CF11/21Request for comments on the approach/methodology for the review of contaminant/staple food combinations for future work of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (Forward work-plan for CCCF)25/02/2022
CL 2021/88-CF12/21Request for comments on the Priority list of contaminants for evaluation or re-evaluation by JECFA25/03/2022
CL 2021/89-CF12/21Request for comments on the follow-up to the outcomes of JECFA evaluations and FAO/WHO expert meetings25/03/2022
CL 2021/90-CF12/21Request for comments on the review of Codex standards and related texts for contaminants25/03/2022
CL 2021/92/OCS-FA12/21Request for comments on the use of trisodium citrate (INS 331(iii)) in Food Category 01.1.1 “Fluid milk (plain)”15/01/2022
CL2021/63-FH0/Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Guidelines for control of STEC in raw beef, fresh leafy vegetables, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, and sprouts21/01/2022
CL 2021/63-FH12/21Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Guidelines for the control of STEC in raw beef, fresh leafy vegetables, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, and sprouts21/01/2022
CL 2021/93/OCS-FO12/21Request for Comments (at Step 5/8) on the proposed revision to the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CXS 210-1999) – Essential composition of Sunflowerseed oils 30/06/2022
CL 2021/94/OCS-FO12/21Request for Comments (at Step 5) on the proposed draft revision to the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CXS 210-1999) – Inclusion of Avocado oil30/06/2022
CL 2021/95/OCS-FO12/21Request for proposals for amendments to Appendix 2: List of Acceptable Previous Cargoes of CXC 36-198730/06/2022
CL 2021/96-FO12/21Request for proposals for new work and or amendments to existing Codex Standards30/09/2022
CL 2021/97-PR12/21Request for comments and information on national registrations of pesticides (national registration database of pesticides for periodic review by JMPR) 28/02/2022
CL 2021/98-RVDF12/21Request for comments on proposed MRLs for veterinary drugs extrapolated to one or more species25/03/2022
CL 2021/91/OCS-EXEC02/22Request for comments on the proposal for revision of the Standard for Kimchi (CXS 223-2001)15/07/2022
CL 2022/03-SCH02/22Request for proposals on new work for the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs30/06/2022
CL 2022/02/OCS-AFRICA02/22Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft Guidelines for Developing Harmonized Food Safety Legislation for CCAFRICA Region31/05/2022
CL 2022/07-FL03/22Request for information to inform the development of a discussion paper on labelling options to support the reduction of trans fatty acids30/04/2022
CL 2022/09-FL03/22Request for information on food labelling exemptions in emergencies08/05/2022
CL 2022/10-FL03/22Request for information on labelling of prepackaged foods in joint presentation and prepackaged multi-packaged foods13/05/2022
CL 2022/06-EXEC03/22Request for Information on New Food Sources and production systems; Need for Codex guidance and attention to inform the CCEXEC sub-committee on working on this topic30/04/2022
CL 2022/11/OCS-FFV03/22Request for comments on definition of terms for application in the layout for Codex standards for fresh fruits and vegetables15/04/2022
CL 2022/12-FL03/22Request for information on sustainability labelling15/07/2022
CL 2022/05-FICS03/22Request for comments on Appendix A and proposals for new work on emerging issues30/06/2022
CL 2022/14-CF03/22Request for comments at Step 3 on MLs for cadmium in cocoa powder (100% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis)28/04/2022
CL 2022/15-CF03/22Request for comments at Step 6 on the CoP for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa beans 28/04/2022
CL 2022/16-CF03/22Request for comments at Step 3 on MLs for lead in certain food categories25/04/2022
CL 2022/17-CF03/22Request for comments at Step 3 on MLs for methylmercury in certain fish species and associated sampling plan and request for comments on additional related matters25/04/2022
CL 2022/18-CF03/22Request for comments on MLs for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based products including foods for infants and young children and associated sampling plan28/04/2022
CL 2022/19-CF03/22Request for comments at Step 3 on an ML for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts and associated sampling plan28/04/2022
CL 2022/20(REV1)-PR05/22Request for comments at Step 3 on the recommendations of the Joint FAO/WHO Meetings on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) (2021)15/06/2022
CL 2022/21-CF0/Request for comments at Step 3 on the CoP for the prevention and reduction of mycotoxin contamination in cassava and cassava-based products30/04/2022
CL 2022/22-CF03/22Request for comments on the review of methods of analysis for contaminants: Proposed numeric method performance criteria for lead and cadmium in foods 25/04/2022
CL 2022/13-FO03/22Request for the submission of data on Levels of tocopherols and tocotrienols in avocado oils from authentic samples (mg/kg) 30/09/2022
CL 2022/23/OCS-MAS03/22Request for comments on the rules for the selection of Type II methods from multiple Type III methods30/06/2022
CL 2022/24/OCS-NFSDU03/22Request for comments on the structure and preamble: review of the Standard for follow-up formula (CXS 156-1987)31/08/2022
CL 2022/31-FH04/22Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards 01/09/2022
CL 2022/04/OCS-AFRICA04/22Request for Comments at Step 6/7 on Draft Regional Standard for dried meat for the CCAFRICA Region 17/06/2022
CL 2022/32/OCS-FH05/22Request for comments at Step 8 on the Draft Guidelines for the Management of Biological Foodborne Outbreaks 31/07/2022
CL 2022/33/OCS-FH05/22Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft revision to the General Principles of Food Hygiene31/07/2022
CL 2022/34-PR0/Request for comments on the establishment of MRLs for pesticides for okra15/06/2022
CL 2022/35(REV1)-PR0/Request for comments at Step 3 on the revision of the Classification of Food and Feed: Class B – Primary Food Commodities of Animal Origin (All Types) and Class E - Processed Foods of Animal Origin (All Types)15/06/2022
CL 2022/36-PR0/Coordination of work between CCPR/CCRVDF: Request for comments on harmonized definitions/terms for: “edible offal” and other edible animal tissues i.e. “meat” / “muscle” and “fat”15/06/2022
2022_37-PR0/Request for comments at Step 6 on the Guidelines for the recognition of active substances or authorized uses of active substances of low public health concern that are considered exempted from the establishment of MRL or do not give rise to residues15/06/2022
CL 2022/37-PR0/Request for comments at Step 6 on the Guidelines for the recognition of active substances or authorized uses of active substances of low public health concern that are considered exempted from the establishment of MRL or do not give rise to residues15/06/2022
CL 2022/39-PR0/Request for comments on the management of unsupported compounds without public health concern scheduled for periodic review (proposal for a management proposal and options to support data management)15/06/2022
CL 2022/38-PR0/Request for comments on the Criteria for selecting a global project manager to oversee the parallel review in collaboration with the JMPR Secretariat (Engagement of JMPR in parallel reviews with regulatory agencies for evaluation of (new) compounds) 15/06/2022
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