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11th Session - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3–7 April 2017

  • Annotated agenda for the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food indicating the division of competence and right to vote between the European Union and its Member States in respect of each particular agenda item.

European Union comments on:

  • Agenda Item 2: Matters referred to the Committee by the CAC and/or its subsidiary bodies - Matters arising from the Committee on Fats and Oils
  • Agenda Item 2: Matters referred to the Committee by the CAC and/or its subsidiary bodies - Proposed Draft Regional Standard for Fermented Cooked Cassava Based Products
  • Agenda Item 3: Matters of interest arising from FAO and WHO - who guidelines for drinking-water quality and health-related limits for certain substances in the standard for natural mineral waters
  • Agenda Item 3: Matters of interest arising from FAO and WHO - update on relevant work to be considered for ciguatoxins
  • Agenda Item 5: Proposed draft and draft maximum levels for lead in selected fruits and vegetables (fresh and processed) and other selected food categories in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CODEX STAN 193-1995)
  • Agenda Item 6: Request for comments at step 3 on proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products
  • Agenda Item 7: Proposed Draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Arsenic Contamination in Rice
  • Agenda Item 8: Proposed draft maximum level for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts
  • Agenda Item 9: Proposed draft Annex on ergot and ergot alkaloids in cereal grains (Annex to the Code of Practice for the prevention and reduction of mycotoxin contamination in cereals (CAC/RCP 51-2003)
  • Agenda Item 10: Proposed draft Code of Practice for the prevention and reduction of mycotoxin contamination in spices
  • Agenda Item 11: Discussion paper on maximum levels for mycotoxins in spices
  • Agenda Item 12: Discussion paper on maximum levels for methylmercury in fish
  • Agenda Item 13: Discussion paper on non-dioxin like PCBs in the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Dioxins and Dioxin-like PCBs

10th Session - Rotterdam, 4-8 April 2016

  • Annotated agenda for the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food indicating the division of competence and right to vote between the European Union and its Member States.

European Union comments on:

  • Agenda Item 2: Matters referred to the Committee
  • Agenda Item 5: Draft maximum level for inorganic arsenic in husked rice (at Step 7)
  • Agenda Item 6: Proposed draft revision of maximum levels for lead in selected fruits and vegetables (fresh and processed) in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CODEX STAN 193-1995) (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 7: Proposed draft Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of arsenic contamination in rice (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 8: Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in cocoa and cocoa-derived products
  • Agenda Item 9: Draft revision of the Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of mycotoxin contamination in cereals (CAC/RCP 51-2003) (general provisions) (at Step 7)
  • Agenda Item 10: Proposed draft Annexes to the Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of mycotoxin contamination in cereals (CAC/RCP 51-2003) (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 11: Proposed draft Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of mycotoxin contamination in spices (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 12: Discussion paper on an Annex for ergot alkaloids to the Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of mycotoxin contamination in cereals (CAC/RCP 51-2003)
  • Agenda Item 13: Discussion paper on the development of maximum levels for mycotoxins in spices and possible prioritisation of work
  • Agenda Item 14: Discussion paper on maximum levels for methylmercury in fish

European Union comments on

  • CL 2015/8-CF: PART I: Matters for Adoption by the 38th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

9th Session - New Delhi, 16 – 20 March 2015

  • Annotated agenda for the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food indicating the division of competence and right to vote between the European Union and its Member States.

European Union comments on:

  • Agenda Item 2: Matters Referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other Committees
  • Agenda Item 5: Draft and proposed draft revision of maximum levels for lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed
  • Agenda Item 6: Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products
  • Agenda Item 7: Proposed draft maximum levels for inorganic arsenic in husked rice
  • Agenda Item 8: Proposed draft code of practice for the prevention and reduction of arsenic contamination in rice
  • Agenda Item 9: Draft maximum levels for deoxynivalenol (DON) in cereal-based foods for infants and young children; in flour, meal, semolina and flakes derived from wheat, maize or barley; and in raw cereal grains (wheat, maize and barley) and including sampling plans for raw cereal grains
  • Agenda Item 10: Proposed draft Maximum level for Total Aflatoxins in Ready-to-Eat peanuts and associated sampling plan
  • Agenda Item 11:Proposed draft Revision of the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxin Contamination in Cereals
  • Agenda Item 12: Discussion paper on submission and use of data from GEMS/food
  • Agenda Item 14: Discussion paper on maximum levels for methylmercury in fish
  • Agenda Item 16: Discussion paper on mycotoxin contamination in spices (prioritisation for potential work on maximum levels for mycotoxins in spices)
  • Agenda Item 17: Discussion paper on feasibility to develop a Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of mycotoxin contamination in spices

European Union comments on:

  • Codex Circular Letter CL 2014/11-CF: PART I: MATTERS FOR ADOPTION BY THE 37TH SESSION OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION - Proposed draft maximum levels for lead in infant formula and formula for special medical purposes intended for infants and follow up formula (as consumed).