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Newsletter Nº 10 - November 2013

1963-2013: CODEX AT 50

  Codex turned 50 and many of you were in Rome from 1-5 July 2013 to work and celebrate at the 36th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

DECISIONS OF THE COMMISSION

  Beyond celebrations the Commission also achieved a lot of work adopting the new strategic plan 2014-2019 as well as new and revised standards, guidelines and codes on Mycotoxins, Food Hygiene, Food commodities and other important subjects.

OPENING REMARKS AT THE CAC36

  Summaries of the opening speechs during CAC36 by:

  • JOSÉ GRAZIANO DA SILVA, Director-General of FAO
  • MARGARET CHAN, Director-General of WHO
  • REN WANG - Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, FAO
  • KEIJI FUKUDA - Assistant Director General Health Security and Environment, WHO
  • GLORIA ABRAHAM PERALTA - Ministra de agricultura y ganadería, Costa Rica
  • GHULAM NABI AZAD - Hon'ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
  • ASSIK TOMMY TOMSCOLL - Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Govt. of Papua New Guinea
  • GIUSEPPE CASTIGLIONE - Hon. Undersecretary of state, Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies of Italy
  • YLHAMBERDI GAYYPOV - Deputy Head of State, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, Govt. of Turkmenistan
  • YAYOI TSUJIYAMA - On behalf of Regional Coordinator for CCASIA
  • STANISLAW KOWALCZYK - Chief Inspector of Agriculture and Food Quality, Govt of Poland
  • LOUIS LAHOUD - Director-General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Lebanon
  • SANJAY DAVE, Chairman of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
  • AWILO OCHIENG PERNET, Vice-chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

FEATURED ARTICLES

Nutritional Needs of Women and Children - by Sanjay Dave

RECENT CODEX SESSIONS

  Summary of 2013 Codex sessions (CCNEA7, CCAFRICA20, TFAF7, CCFICS20, CCFO23, CCMAS34, CCFA45, CCCF7, CCPR45, CCFL41)

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Newsletter Nº 9 - December 2012

Newsletter Nº 9 - December 2012

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION

  Celebrating Codex Alimentarius Commission 50th anniversary

RECENT CODEX SESSIONS

  Summary of last Codex sessions after CAC35 (CCFFV17, CCNASWP12, CCEURO28, CCFFP32, CCPFV26, CCASIA18, CCFH44, CCLAC18, CCNFSDU34)

FEATURED ARTICLES

Trust fund project on examples for development of microbiological criteria
helps to finalize Codex text

Panel Discussion Held to Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of Codex

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Newsletter Nº 8 - July 2012

Newsletter Nº 8 - July 2012

35th SESSION OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION

  Statement by the Director-General of FAO, José Graziano Da Silva

  Opening Speeches

  Moments of CAC35 (photos)

RECENT CODEX SESSIONS

  Summary of last Codex sessions before CAC35 (CCPR44, CRVDF20, CCFL40, CCEXEC67)

FEATURED ARTICLE

Compilation of debates on foods derived from modern biotechnology - by Hiroshi Yoshikura

FEATURED ARTICLE

Time, a determining factor - by Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet

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Newsletter Nº 7 - Mar/May 2012

Newsletter Nº 7 - Mar/May 2012

NEWS ON CODEX WEBSITE

  Launch of new Codex website at: www.codexalimentarius.org

CODEX SESSIONS OVERVIEW

  Summary of all 2011-2012 Codex sessions before CAC35

FEATURED ARTICLE

 For our Mother Earth – by Dr. Sanjay Dave

INTRODUCING CODEX CONTACT POINTS

  Bios CCP GUATEMALA
  Bios CCP EGYPT
  Bios CCP NEW ZEALAND

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Newsletter Nº 6 - Oct/Nov 2011

Newsletter Nº 6 - Oct/Nov 2011

CAC34 OVERVIEW AND OUTCOME

  Risk analysis framework for Food-borne Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  Control of Campylobacter and Salmonella spp in Chicken Meat
  Melanine
  Labelling of Foods derived from Modern Biotechnology
  Ractopamine
  Storage and transport of Edible Fats and Oils in bulks: Acceptable Previous Cargoes
  Other topics

INTRODUCING THE NEW CODEX WEBSITE

  Launch of new Codex website at: www.codexalimentarius.org

INTRODUCING THE NEW CODEX BUREAU

  Bios and inteview of new Codex Chairperson, Dr. S. Dave, and Vice Chairs 

CODEX SESSIONS OVERVIEW

  Summary of all 2010-2011 Codex sessions

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Newsletter Nº 5 - May/June 2010

Newsletter Nº 5 - May/June 2010

CAC33 OVERVIEW AND OUTCOME

  Reducing risk for contamination of foods: melamine and aflatoxins
  Detection, identification and quantification of DNA Sequences
  Hygienic measures for safer seafood and fresh salads
  Other work for adoption
  New work
  Private and public standards
  Other topics

RECENT CODEX SESSIONS

  Summary, photos and attendance at recent Codex sessions:
    CCFICS18; CCFA42; CCGP26; CCPR42; CCCF4; CCFL38

INTRODUCING CODEX CONTACT POINTS

  CCP AUSTRALIA
  CCP SOMALIA
  CCP ZAMBIA
  CCP BRAZIL
  CCP SINGAPORE
  CCP NEPAL

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Newsletter Nº 4 - January 2010

Newsletter Nº 4 - January 2010

CAC32 OVERVIEW AND OUTCOME

  Summary of CAC32 with several examples on how Codex works to make food safer.
  Evaluation of CAC32 by participants
  Report on paper saving at the 32nd session of the Commission

SPECIAL TOPIC - How fast or slow is Codex?

  Analysis of the speed of the Codex standard setting process based on a study prepared by the secretariat. The results are encouraging and may help to qualify the perception that "Codex is slow".

RECENT CODEX SESSIONS

  Summary, photos and attendance at recent Codex sessions:     
CCFFP30; CCNFSDU31; TFAMR3; CCFFV15; CCEXEC63;

INTRODUCING CODEX CONTACT POINTS

  CCP SLOVAK REPUBLIC
  CCP POLAND

INSIDE THE CODEX SECRETARIAT

  Introducing Jocelyne Farruggia, Valeria Scorza, Peter di Tommaso the secretarial team assisting the officers of the Codex Secretariat in the everyday office activities and in the preparation of the Codex Committee meetings.

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Newsletter SPECIAL EDITION - June 29-July 4, 2009

Newsletter SPECIAL EDITION - June 29-July 4, 2009

Summary, speeches and photos from 32nd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in Rome:

  JAMES BUTLER Deputy Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization
  JORGEN SCHLUNDT speaking for WHO Assistant Director General
  His Excellence R.A. BAMAKHRAMA Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Djibouti
  KAREN HULEBAK Chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

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To see photos of the CAC32 click here: gallery 1 - gallery 2

Newsletter Nº 3 - June 2009-August 2009

Newsletter Nº 3 - June 2009-August 2009

MIYAGISHIMA KAZUAKI - THE OUTGOING SECRETARY OF CODEX ALIMENTARIUS
  Interview with Mr Kazuaki Miyagishima Codex Secretary: evolution of Codex over past years, the strength of Codex and what can be improved in Codex?

CHAIRS RETREAT 3-5 April 2009
  Summary, photos from Chairs Retreat, held 3-5 April in Paris. It was the first-ever series of training and team-building activities designed to support the chairs in their work.

RECENT CODEX SESSIONS
  Summary, photos and attendance at recent Codex sessions: 37th CCFL, 25th CCGP, 3rd CCCF, 41st CCPR, 18th CCRVDF, 62nd CCEXEC

INTRODUCING CODEX CONTACT POINTS
  A brief description of Codex Contact Points of: Vietnam and Indonesia

FACTS & FICTION
Frequently asked questions and answers about:
  Executive Committee and Codex Alimentarius Commission
  Who makes decisions in Codex?
  What happens if the government of my country does not implement a Codex standard or guideline?

CODEX ACHIEVEMENTS MAKES HISTORIC UNITED NATIONS TOP 60
  Codex Alimentarius was recognized by UN leaders for its historic positive impact on worldwide consumer health. When the United Nations marked its 60th year, a website was developed listing 60 ways the organization made a positive impact in the lives of people worldwide.

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Newsletter Nº 2 - March 2009-May 2009

Newsletter Nº 2 - March 2009-May 2009

UP TO 181 CODEX MEMBERS
  Interview with Mr Kazuaki Miyagishima, Codex Secretary, who is presenting 4 new members of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

RECENT CODEX SESSIONS
  Summary, photos and attendance at recent Codex sessions: 5th CCNEA, 21st CCFO, 30th CCMAS, 18th CCAFRICA, 41st CCFA

INTRODUCING CODEX CONTACT POINTS
  A brief description of Codex Contact Points of: Tajikistan, Syria, Kenya, Netherlands and Ghana

FACTS & FICTION
Frequently asked questions and answers about:
  Vitamins and mineral supplements
  Genetically modified food

INSIDE THE CODEX SECRETARIAT

  Introducing Ms Raquel Imbermann and Ms Florence Martin de Martino who are working on quality control (linguistic and format) of all Codex documents.

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Newsletter Nº 1 - December 2008-February 2009

Newsletter Nº 1 - December 2008-February 2009

KAREN HULEBAK - NEW CHAIRSPERSON OF THE COMMISSION
  Interview with Ms Karen Hulebak, scientist in USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service who was elected chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission this summer at the Commission session in Geneva, Switzerland

RECENT CODEX SESSIONS
  Photos from recent Codex Sessions
  Attendance at recent Codex Sessions

INSIDE THE CODEX SECRETARIAT
  Introducing Ms Daniela Salvi and Ms Patrizia Lezzi who are working with Codex documents publications, organisation of translation, printing and sending.

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