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CAC38 Final Report published
27 Jul 2015
The English language version of the Final Report of the 38th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission has been published on the Codex website. The other language versions will be available shortly. Summary of the 38th Session The Commission: Adopted new and revised food quality and safety standards and related texts for application by [...]
   
Risk Communication at SPS
16 Jul 2015
This week in Geneva, the Codex Secretary is taking part in a workshop run by the SPS Committee of the WTO. One session has been dealing with risk communication and its importance to the SPS Committee for implementation by Members of the SPS Agreement. WHO defines risk communication as: the exchange of real-time information, advice and opinions [...]
   
CAC38 closes in Geneva
11 Jul 2015
The 38th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission has come to a close in Geneva. 36 standards were adopted at the final step 8 of the Codex process including standards for Ginseng, a series of canned fruits and frozen vegetables and Guidelines for the Control of Trichinella. The draft maximum residue limits for bovine somatotorpin were [...]
   
CAC Decision on rBST: MRLs held at step 8
8 Jul 2015
Maximum residue limits for a veterinary drug used in dairy cows to increase milk production Somatotropin is a hormone that stimulates growth in humans and animals. In some places, bovine somatotorpin (BST) is used in cows to increase milk production. The Codex Alimentarius Commission today agreed to hold draft maximum residue limits [...]
   
CAC38 Day 1
6 Jul 2015
Here are some of the main decisions taken by the Commission on day one: Guidelines for the control of Trichinella spp. parasites in pork AGREED - 6 July 2015 Food-producing animals may have parasites. Trichinella is a parasite that may be found in the meat of pigs and other animals. When humans [...]
   
Executive Committee report published
4 Jul 2015
The report of the 70th Session of the Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission held in Geneva from 29 June - 3 July is now available in 6 languages on the Codex website here.
   
Remembering World Health Day Poland
3 Jul 2015
“What is in your Food? A consumer's Everyday Dilemma”. Each day we all make decisions related to the safety of the food that we eat. From simple tasks like washing your hands before a meal to less obvious decisions like where you put your shopping in the fridge. Food safety must [...]
   
CAC38 in Geneva
30 Jun 2015
The 38th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission will begin on Monday July 6th at The International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG). 185 countries and the European Union will discuss and adopt new food safety and quality standards, including limits on use of drugs in food-producing animals.     Key Decisions Some of the highlights of [...]
   
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Updated on: 27-07-2015
CAC38 Final Report published
27 Jul 2015 - 
The English language version of the Final Report of the 38th Session of the Codex  [...]
Risk Communication at SPS
16 Jul 2015 - 
This week in Geneva, the Codex Secretary is taking part in a workshop run by  [...]
CAC38 closes in Geneva
11 Jul 2015 - 
The 38th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission has come to a close in Geneva. 36  [...]
CAC Decision on rBST: MRLs held at step 8
8 Jul 2015 - 
Maximum residue limits for a veterinary drug used in dairy cows to increase milk production Somatotropin  [...]
CAC38 Day 1
6 Jul 2015 - 
Here are some of the main decisions taken by the Commission on day one: Guidelines for  [...]