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Procedural Manual

The Procedural Manual of the Codex Alimentarius Commission is intended to help Member Governments participate effectively in the work of the joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. The manual is particularly useful for national delegations attending Codex meetings and for international organizations attending as observers.

It sets out the basic Rules of Procedure, procedures for the elaboration of Codex standards and related texts, basic definitions and guidelines for the operation of Codex committees.

It also gives the membership of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.


Current version

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21st Procedural Manual

Previous versions

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Update to 20th Procedural Manual
20th Procedural Manual
19th Procedural Manual
18th Procedural Manual
17th Procedural Manual
16th Procedural Manual
15th Procedural Manual
Corrigendum - 15th PM
14th Procedural Manual
13th Procedural Manual
12th Procedural Manual
11th Procedural Manual
10th Procedural Manual
9th Procedural Manual
8th Procedural Manual
7th Procedural Manual
6th Procedural Manual
5th Procedural Manual
4th Procedural Manual
3rd Procedural Manual
2nd Procedural Manual
1st Procedural Manual
Updated on: 31-03-2014
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