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World Water Week
28 Aug 2015
Food safety, including water safety, is at the heart of Codex work to protect the health of consumers Awilo Ochieng Pernet Chairperson, Codex Alimentarius Commission World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. Its aim is to foster new thinking and develop solutions to the [...]
   
New Codex Standards online
17 Aug 2015
Post Commission is a busy time for the Codex Alimentarius Secretariat. In this two part interview, we caught up very briefly with the Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt and Senior Food Standards Officer Annamaria Bruno for an update on work within the Secretariat. Part one: Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt In part one the [...]
   
August news round up
3 Aug 2015
There is still a lot going on in the Codex world this August. Here is a catch-up guide as we begin follow-up work on the 38th Commission and start the new series of Codex Committee meetings. The 38th Commission - CAC38 The full report has now been published in English and the other [...]
   
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 [...]
   
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Updated on: 27-07-2015
World Water Week
28 Aug 2015 - 
Food safety, including water safety, is at the heart of Codex work to protect the  [...]
New Codex Standards online
17 Aug 2015 - 
Post Commission is a busy time for the Codex Alimentarius Secretariat. In this two part  [...]
August news round up
3 Aug 2015 - 
There is still a lot going on in the Codex world this August. Here is  [...]
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  [...]