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Food Safety

53rd Session

Virtual, 27 - 31 March 2023

European Union comments on:

  • CL 2021/82-FA: Request for general information on the availability of data related to nitrates and nitrites
  • CL 2021/83-FA: Request for information on commercial use of ortho-phenylphenol (INS 231) and sodium ortho-phenylphenol (INS 232) in food
  • CL 2021/92/OCS-FA: use of trisodium citrate in Fluid milk

52nd Session

Virtual, 1-7 September 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 by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other subsidiary bodies
  • Agenda item 4a: Endorsement and/or revision of maximum levels for food additives and processing aids in Codex standards
  • Agenda item 4b: Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards
  • Agenda item 6 and CL2021/01-FA: Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed changes and/or addition to the Class Names and International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)

European Union comments on:

  • CL 2021/61-FA: Priority list of substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA
  • CL 2021/24-FA: Request for comments on alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards
  • CL 2021/23-FA: Request for comments on endorsement and/or revision of maximum levels for food additives and processing aids in codex standards European Union
  • CL 2021/25-FA: Requesting comments on the food additive provisions for the GSFA
  • CL 2021/26-FA: requesting comments on the relevant provisions for sweeteners associated with Note 161
  • CL 2020/37-FA: Request for information and comments on priority list of substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA.
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  • CL 2019/49-FA: Request for general information on the availability of data related to nitrates and nitrites.
  • CL 2019/117-FA: Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed changes and/or addition to the International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989).

51st Session

Jinan, China, 25-29 March 2019

  • 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 by the CAC and other Subsidiary Bodies.
  • Agenda item 3b: Proposed draft specifications for the identity and purity of food additives arising from the 86th JECFA meeting (CX/FA 19/51/4).
  • Agenda item 4b: Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards: Report on the EWG on alignment.
  • Agenda item 5c: Discussion paper on the use of nitrates (ins 251, 252) and Nitrites (ins 249, 250).
  • Agenda item 5d: Discussion paper on the development of wording for an alternative to note 161 relating to the use of sweeteners.

European Union comments on:

50th Session

Xiamen, China, 26-30 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 5b: General standard for food additives (GFSA): Proposals for new and/or revision of food additive provisions
  • Agenda item 5c: Discussion paper on the use of nitrates (ins 251, 252) and nitrites (ins 249, 250)
  • Agenda item 5d: Discussion paper on the use of the terms “unprocessed” and “plain” in the gsfa
  • Agenda item 8: Discussion Paper on "Future Strategies for CCFA" (Codex document CX/FA 18/50/13).

European Union comments on:

European Union comments on:

  • Codex Circular Letter CL 2017/46-FA: Request for proposals for change and/or addition to Section 3 of the Class Name and International Numbering System for Food Additives (CAC/GL 36-1989).

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