Protecting consumer health with Codex Alimentarius

17/11/2022

As the 45th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC45) discusses new food standards from 21 to 25 November 2022, you may wish to browse through a selection of FAO’s publications on food safety, highlighting the pivotal role of Codex Alimentarius in protecting consumer health and facilitating the international food trade.

FORTHCOMING: CODEX 2022 – A year in transition
This year’s edition tells the story of another year where operations have been virtual. Contributions from the parent organizations FAO and WHO combine with insight from Observer organizations and those who operate from within the Codex Secretariat to ensure that once again the Commission will be adopting over 20 new texts this year to ensure food is safe and can be traded fairly.

Foodborne antimicrobial resistance - Compendium of Codex standards
This compendium of Codex supports countries in the fight against foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR) brings together more than a decade of Codex work on the topic and illustrates how fundamental approaches like Risk Analysis and One Health are to addressing complex issue such as that posed by foodborne antimicrobial resistance.

Codex and the SDGs
This document explains how Codex work supports countries in achieving the SDGs within the wider framework of the 2030 Agenda, highlighting how the Codex Trust Fund helps developing and transition economy countries to build food safety capacity. 

Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products
This updated version delivers key technical guidance on the harvesting, processing, transport and sale of fish and fishery products and is an essential reference point for both small and large-scale operators. New guidance developed in the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene is now included in the code, including how to minimize the risk of histamine build-up in fish and fishery products at key steps in the food chain.

Further reading