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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.  
   
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 [...]
   
Codex and IPPC promoting standards for food and plant safety
27 Mar 2015
All this week in FAO delegates at the Council have been able to walk through the Atrium during breaks and talk to experts in FAO about how the work FAO does matches the organisation's Strategic Objectives (SOs). Strategic Objective 4 Friday it was the turn of Codex and IPPC to man the strategic [...]
   
SPS and STDF meeting in Geneva
25 Mar 2015
This week two bodies: the  Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Committee and the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) Working Group are meeting in Geneva.  The STDF grew out of a joint communiqué issued by the Heads of FAO, OIE, World Bank, WHO and WTO at the Doha Ministerial Conference in November 2001. SPS [...]
   
Food Safety at Boao Forum for Asia
24 Mar 2015
The Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2015 will take place in Boao - a tiny island on the southernmost tip of China - from March 26-29. This years's theme will be "Asia's New Future: Towards a Community of Common Destiny". Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony  and [...]
   
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Updated on: 03-03-2015
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  [...]
World Health Day Codex Gallery
10 Apr 2015 - 
Around the world Codex Contact Points were involved in organising events and activities to celebrate  [...]
World Health Day #safefood
7 Apr 2015 - 
Today one of the Codex Alimentarius parent organisations, WHO, celebrates World Health Day on the  [...]
Codex Documents Clerk Daniela Salvi Retires
2 Apr 2015 - 
On the 9th April 2015 one of the Codex documents clerks Daniela Salvi (pictured with  [...]