The Codex Alimentarius Commission, established in 1962 by the Food and Agriculture Orgaization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), is a United Nations body that sets international food standards. With more than 170 member countries, the Commission is a worldwide forum on food safety, consumer protection and fair practices in the food trade.
The Codex Alimentarius is a continuously updated guide for governments and other interested parties on the regulatory framework needed for food control systems, food safety and consumer protection. The international standards contained in the Codex Alimentarius are recognized as benchmarks by the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The Codex Alimentarius (food code) is the single, most important global reference point for consumers, food producers and processors, national food control agencies and the international food trade. This CD-ROM contains over 400 international standards, guidelines and codes of practice, recognized as benchmarks by the World Trade Organization, on food labelling and food hygiene; commodities; and food safety assessment for food derived from biotechnology, adopted by the Commission up to 2009, together with a fully searchable record of the joint FAO/WHO Codex
Alimentarius Commission meeting reports for the past five years. June 2010. CD-ROM. ISBN: 9789250064512.
Over 400 standards, guidelines and codes of practice have been adopted to date on:
– Food labelling and crop hygiene
– Food safety assessment for food derived from biotechnology
– Methods of analysis and sampling, food inspection and certification procedures
This CD-ROM contains these texts – in English, French and Spanish – together with a fully searchable record of Codex Alimentarius Commission meetings and reports for the five past years. The Codex Alimentarius numerical standards for maximum limits for food additives, pesticide residues and veterinary drug residues in food are published separately.
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