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Proposed draft Regional Standard for Doogh
20 May 2015
Doogh is a savory yogurt-based beverage popular in Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, Iraq, and Syria. It is sometimes carbonated and seasoned with mint. FAO/WHO Coordinating Committees develop regional standards for food products moving exclusively or almost exclusively in intra-regional trade. In February 2013 the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for the Near East began work [...]
   
Near East Meeting to be held in Rome 1-5 June
13 May 2015
The eighth session of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for the Near East will meet in Rome at FAO Headquarters from 1-5 June 2015. On the Agenda The Committee will receive updates on activities relevant to the region and explore together priorities and capacity development needs. There will also [...]
   
Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
23 Apr 2015
The Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods will be meeting next week in San José Costa Rica for its 22nd Session. Understanding Codex Food-producing animals may be treated with veterinary medicines to prevent or cure disease. The medicine may leave residues in the food from such treated animals. Food can also [...]
   
World Health Day Video - Peru
19 Apr 2015
The Codex Secretariat in Peru has put together a wonderful video from World Health Day on April 7th which exactly captures the spirit of the work Standard setting and Codex does in contributing to #safefood. You will see some familiar Codex faces and many of those who work behind the scenes [...]
   
Pesticides Residues Committee meeting in Beijing
14 Apr 2015
Pesticide residue refers to the pesticides that may remain on or in food after they are applied to food crops. Codex establishes and maintains a database which contains Codex Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides and Extraneous Maximum Residue Limits adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) meeting this [...]
   
World Health Day Codex Gallery
10 Apr 2015
Around the world Codex Contact Points were involved in organising events and activities to celebrate the WHO World Health Day on the topic of food safety. Here is a selection of the images received.   <a href="http://flickrama.com" data-mce-href="http://flickrama.com">Flickrama.com</a>
   
World Health Day #safefood
7 Apr 2015
Today one of the Codex Alimentarius parent organisations, WHO, celebrates World Health Day on the theme of food safety. New data in the initial findings from WHO’s Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) released just last week underline the harm caused by foodborne illnesses and the global threat posed by unsafe foods. Read the full [...]
   
Codex Documents Clerk Daniela Salvi Retires
2 Apr 2015
On the 9th April 2015 one of the Codex documents clerks Daniela Salvi (pictured with Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt) will retire after 14 years service in Codex and a life in FAO from when she joined in 1978 aged just 18. Following her retirement celebration last Tuesday we spoke briefly [...]
   
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Updated on: 03-03-2015
Proposed draft Regional Standard for Doogh
20 May 2015 - 
Doogh is a savory yogurt-based beverage popular in Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, Iraq, and Syria. It  [...]
Near East Meeting to be held in Rome 1-5 June
13 May 2015 - 
The eighth session of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for the  [...]
Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
23 Apr 2015 - 
The Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods will be meeting next week  [...]
World Health Day Video - Peru
19 Apr 2015 - 
The Codex Secretariat in Peru has put together a wonderful video from World Health Day  [...]
Pesticides Residues Committee meeting in Beijing
14 Apr 2015 - 
Pesticide residue refers to the pesticides that may remain on or in food after they  [...]