JECFA - Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) is an international expert scientific committee administered jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). JECFA serves as an independent scientific committee which performs risk assessments and provides advice to FAO, WHO and the member countries of both organizations. The requests for scientific advice are for the main part channelled through the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) in their work to develop international food standards and guidelines under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme.

Updated on: 03-03-2015
We need common international safety standards for food.
27 May 2015 - 
Dr Kazuaki Miyagishima WHO Director, Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses and former Codex Secretary,  [...]
Trade in Olives
25 May 2015 - 
A recent online article in Mumbai reported on containers of olives being held up at customs at  [...]
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  [...]