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Food Safety

15th Session (Virtual), 9-13 and 24 May 2022

Annotated agenda indicating the division of competence and right to vote between the European Union and its Member States (Available in EN, ES, FR).

European Union comments on:

  • Agenda Item 5 (CL 2022/14-CF): Maximum levels for cadmium in cocoa powder (100% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis)
  • Agenda Item 6 (CL 2022/15-CF): Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa beans
  • Agenda item 7 (CL 2022/16-CF): on Maximum Levels of Lead in certain food categories
  • Agenda item 8 & 13 (CL 2022/17-CF): Methymercury in certain fish species
  • Agenda Item 9 (CL 2022/18-CF): Maximum levels for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based products including foods for infants and young children and associated sampling plans
  • Agenda Item 10 (CL 2022/19-CF): Maximum levels for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts and associated sampling plan (at Step 4)
  • Agenda item 11 (CL 2022/20-CF): Maximum Levels of aflatoxins and ochratoxin in certain spices
  • Agenda Item 12: Code of Practice for prevention and reduction of mycotoxin contamination in cassava
  • Agenda item 16 (5CL/2022/22-CF): review of methods of analysis for contaminants
  • CL 2021/87-CF: Approach for the review of contaminant/staple food combinations for future work.
  • CL 2021-90-CF: Review of Codex standards for contaminants in food and feed

14th Session (Virtual), 3-7 and 13 May 2021

  • Annotated agenda 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 CCCF
  • Agenda Item 5: Maximum level for cadmium in chocolates containing or declaring <30% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis (at Step 7)
  • Agenda Item 6: Maximum levels for cadmium in chocolates containing or declaring ≥30% to <50% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis and cocoa powder (100% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis) (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 7: Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa beans (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 8: Request for comments at step 3 on maximum levels for lead in certain food categories (Codex Circular Letter CL 2021/13-CF)
  • Agenda Item 9: Revision of the Code of Practice for the prevention and reduction of lead contamination in foods (CXS 56-2004) (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 10a: Request for comments at Step 3 on maximum levels for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based foods including foods for infants and young children - CL 2021/15/OCS-CF.
  • Agenda Item 10b: Sampling plans and performance criteria for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based products including foods for infants and young children
  • Agenda Items 11 and 12:
    Maximum level for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts and associated sampling plan (Held at Step 4)
    Maximum levels for total aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in nutmeg, dried chili and paprika, ginger, pepper and turmeric and associated sampling plans (Held at Step 4).
  • Agenda Item 13: Methylmercury in fish
  • Agenda Item 14: Hydrogen cyanide and mycotoxin contamination in cassava and cassava-based products
  • Agenda Item 15: Cadmium and lead in quinoa
  • Agenda Item 18: Approach to identify the need for revision of standards and related texts developed by CCCF
  • CL 2019/81 CF: Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft maximum level for cadmium in chocolates containing or declaring <30% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis.
  • CL 2020/19-CF: Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolates and cocoa derived products.
  • CL 2020/21-CF: Request for comments on the proposed draft maximum levels for lead in selected commodities (CX/CF 20/14/8)
  • CL 2020/22-CF: Request for comments at step 3 on the proposed draft revision of the code of practice for the prevention and reduction of lead contamination in foods (CXC 56-2004)
  • CL 2020/23-CF: Proposed draft maxmum levels for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based products including foods for infants and young children.”
  • CL 2020/50-CF: Request for comments on work on maximum levels for cadmium in certain categories of chocolates and cocoa derived products
  • CL 2020/51 CF: Request for comments on work related to mycotoxins contamination in cassava and cassava-based products
  • CL 2020/52 CF: Request for comments on MLs for methylmercury in additional fish species, including sampling plans and other risk management recommendations
  • CL 2020/53 CF: Request for comments on approaches to determine the need for revision of Codex standards and related texts developed by the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods

European Union comments on:

  • CL 2019/46-CF: Proposed draft maximum level for cadmium for chocolates containing or declaring <30% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis at Step 5/8.

13th Session - Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 29 April - 3 May 2019

  • Annotated agenda indicating the division of competence 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 Codex Alimentarius Commission and/ or its subsidiary bodies
  • Agenda Item 4: Matters of interest arising from other international organisations
  • Agenda Item 5: Proposed draft maximum levels of lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS 193-1995) (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 6: Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 7: Draft Code of practice for the reduction of 3-MCPDEs and GEs in refined oils and food products made with refined oils (at Step 7)
  • Agenda Item 10: Draft Guidelines for risk analysis of instances of contaminants in food where there is no regulatory level or risk management framework established (at Step 7)
  • Agenda Item 11: Establishment of new MLs for lead in commodities according to a prioritisation approach
  • Agenda Item 12: Lead and cadmium in quinoa
  • Agenda Item 13: Revision of the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Lead Contamination in Foods (CXC 56-2004
  • Agenda Item 14: Development of a Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa
  • Agenda Item 15: Establishment of MLs for methylmercury in additional fish species
  • Agenda Item 16: Discussion paper on maximum level(s) for hydrocyanic acid and mycotoxin contamination in cassava and cassava-based products
  • Agenda Item 17: Discussion paper on the establishment of maximum levels for total aflatoxins in cereals (wheat, maize, sorghum and rice), flour and cereal-based foods for infants and young children
  • Agenda Item 20: Discussion paper on a forward workplan for the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods

European Union comments on

  • CL 2018/44-CF: Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft maximum levels for fish species (i.e. tuna, alfonsino, marlin and shark).

12th Session - Utrecht, The Netherlands, 12-16 March 2018

  • Annotated agenda 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 by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and/or its subsidiary bodies: Standard for Quinoa
  • Agenda Item 5: Request for comments at steps 3 and 6 on proposed draft and draft maximum levels of 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 chocolates and cocoa-derived products
  • Agenda Item 7: Proposed draft maximum levels for methylmercury in fish including associated sampling plans
  • Agenda Item 8: Proposed draft revision of the Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in food and feed
  • Agenda Item 9: Proposed draft Code of practice for the reduction of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPDE) and glycidyl esters (GE) in refined oils and products made with refined oils, especially infant formula
  • Agenda Item 10: Proposed draft maximum level for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts and associated sampling plan
  • Agenda Item 11: Proposed draft maximum levels for total aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in nutmeg, chilli and paprika, ginger, pepper and turmeric and associated sampling plans
  • Agenda Item 12: Proposed draft Guidelines for risk analysis of chemicals inadvertently present in food at low levels
  • Agenda Item 13: Discussion paper on maximum level(s) for hydrocyanic acid and mycotoxin contamination in cassava and cassava-based products
  • Agenda Item 14: Request for comments on the discussion paper on future work on maximum levels for lead for inclusion in the general standard for contaminants and toxins in food and feed
  • Agenda Item 15: Discussion paper on aflatoxins and sterigmatocystin contamination in cereals
  • Agenda Item 16: Request for comments on the discussion paper on the development of a Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa

European Union comments on Codex Circular Letter CL 2017/57-CF: