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WHO launches 5 keys to safer food
17 Feb 2015
On Tuesday 7 April 2015, WHO will celebrate its main annual advocacy event - World Health Day (WHD) - with “food safety” as the theme. The occasion also marks the World Health Organization’s birthday. The main focus of this event will be to demonstrate the importance of food safety along [...]
   
Progress on standards for fats and oils
14 Feb 2015
The 24th Session of the Committee on Fats and Oils held in Melaka Malaysia from 9-13 February 2013, was attended by 40 Member countries, one Member organization and 5 international organizations. Three proposals will be forwarded for approval as new work: ·         adding palm oil with high oleic acidto the current standard [...]
   
Online Comment System: interested companies can reply to public notice on UNGM website
6 Feb 2015
The Codex Secretariat through the FAO Procurement team has submitted a Request For Information through a Public Notice on the website of the United Nations General Market (UNGM), with the purpose of obtaining information on the availability of software products to replace the current Codex Online Comment System (OCS).  Interested companies [...]
   
24th Session of Codex Committee on Fats and Oils - Melaka, Malaysia, 9–13 February 2015
2 Feb 2015
The 24th Session of the joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme Codex Committee on Fats and Oils will be held in Melaka, Malaysia, 9–13 February 2015. Items on the agenda include a proposed Draft Standard for Fish Oils; review of the List of Acceptable Previous Cargoes; discussions on reference to acceptance and [...]
   
International Feed Regulators Meeting encourages feed industry involvement in Codex work
28 Jan 2015
Senior Foods Standards Officer Annamaria Bruno with Daniela Barttaglia, Livestock Development Officer at the Animal Production and Health Division of the FAO, attended the 8th Annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with FAO from 26-28 January 2015 in Atlanta. IFIF represents the global feed industry and [...]
   
Food Standards and Food Safety Issues in Africa
26 Jan 2015
CCAFRICA21 will take place in Yaoundé Cameroon from 27 – 30 January 2015 at the Hilton Hotel. The session will discuss FAO/WHO Activities relevant to the region, identifying priorities and capacity development needs. Other items on a busy agenda include a discussion on national food control systems, consumer participation in food standards [...]
   
Bangladesh enhances awareness on veterinary drugs residues
24 Jan 2015
Annamaria Bruno from the Codex Secretariat and Vittorio Fattori of the FAO Food Safety Unit, were invited by the FAO Food Safety Project in Bangladesh to run a workshop in Dhaka (19-23 January) on the work of Codex and of The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). The workshop [...]
   
Spirit of compromise on the Standard for processed cheese
24 Jan 2015
The physical working group on processed cheese met in Brussels, 20–22 January 2015 and was attended by 24 member countries, 1 member organization and 2 observer organizations. The draft standard for processed cheese had been discussed for over ten years but work was discontinued in 2010. It was decided to start [...]
   
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Updated on: 03-03-2015
WHO launches 5 keys to safer food
17 Feb 2015 - 
On Tuesday 7 April 2015, WHO will celebrate its main annual advocacy event - World  [...]
Progress on standards for fats and oils
14 Feb 2015 - 
The 24th Session of the Committee on Fats and Oils held in Melaka Malaysia from  [...]
Online Comment System: interested companies can reply to public notice on UNGM website
6 Feb 2015 - 
The Codex Secretariat through the FAO Procurement team has submitted a Request For Information through  [...]
24th Session of Codex Committee on Fats and Oils - Melaka, Malaysia, 9–13 February 2015
2 Feb 2015 - 
The 24th Session of the joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme Codex Committee on Fats and  [...]
International Feed Regulators Meeting encourages feed industry involvement in Codex work
28 Jan 2015 - 
Senior Foods Standards Officer Annamaria Bruno with Daniela Barttaglia, Livestock Development Officer at the Animal  [...]