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: 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  [...]