Work on food hygiene, allergens and support of food trade in Africa have been adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which recently met online for the first time in its history.
The COVID-19 pandemic dominated World Food Safety Day events, according to a new report.
The second UN World Food Safety Day in June saw initiatives reshaped for a “new normal” that looks set to affect…
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The European Commission has published draft legislation that includes food safety culture.
A revision of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on food hygiene also covers allergen management, and redistribution of food.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission is…
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The latest version of a handbook for companies throughout the supply chain who want to develop a new food safety system or strengthen an existing one has been released by the International Finance Corp.
The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene met in Cleveland, Ohio earlier this month to talk about food allergen management, biological foodborne outbreaks and guidelines to control E. coli.
Codex Alimentarius is a collection of standards,…
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Starting the development of guidelines to control Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in certain foods was one of the decisions made by the Codex Alimentarius Commission at its annual meeting in Geneva this week.
The Food Standards Agency is ready for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union with a new approach to understand risk and more surveillance, according to the authority’s leader.
Heather Hancock was questioned this…
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GENEVA — The World Health Organization’s leaders say it will help countries estimate their respective foodborne disease burdens.
Kazuaki Miyagishima, director of food safety and zoonoses and foodborne diseases at the international organization, said there…
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A workshop in Kazakhstan has helped give national food safety authorities knowledge and skills to operate in the Codex standard-setting environment.
The event in Almaty was organized by the Secretariat of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius…
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The third round for countries to apply for support from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Codex Trust Fund is now open.
The Codex Alimentarius, or “Food Code” is…
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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, for the moment, has backed off his controversial plan to transfer the U.S. Codex Office, which works on international food standards, from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to a …
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