Codex Alimentarius Commission

Standards on the control of STEC, for water reuse and the use of remote audits were adopted at the latest Codex Alimentarius Commission session.

Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for zilpaterol hydrochloride in different animal origin products have also been approved after a vote. Codex texts are voluntary and countries can choose

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TORONTO — Food safety professionals were encouraged to have a “stocktaking moment” during the opening session of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) symposium here.

Delivering the Ivan Parkin lecture, Sarah Cahill, a long-time IAFP member and senior food standards officer at the Codex Alimentarius Commission, said people should

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A long-awaited report on decisions taken at the latest Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting has finally been published.

The United Nations food standards body met in Rome in November 2022. Codex is an initiative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The delay was

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The first event for a group of food safety professionals created by the World Health Organization (WHO) focused on the role of science in the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

The WHO’s Food Safety Community of Practice webinar earlier this month gave examples of how Codex Alimentarius Commission standards are developed.

The
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The Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed on a range of standards but had to delay adoption of the final report after running out of time during its latest meeting.

The Commission met online in November across several days and involved more than 800 participants.

Members of the international food standards-setting body
Continue Reading Codex meeting makes progress; adds session to finish some of its work