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Food Safety

44th Session

Virtual, 8 -18 November 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 8.1: New Food Sources and Production Systems: Need for Codex Attention and Guidance?
  • CL 2021/74-PR (REV): Request for comments on texts going for adoption by CAC
  • CL 2021/75-RVDF Request for comments on texts going for adoption by CAC (halquinol and ivertmectin)
  • CL 2021/76-CF: Request for comments on a maximum level for cadmium in chocolates containing or declaring <30% and ≥30% to <50% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis.
  • CL 2021/80-CAC: Adoption of draft report Agenda item 2 Zilpaterol

43rd Session

Virtual, 24 September – 6 November 2020

European Union comments on

  • CL 2020/28-CAC: Proposed Amendment of the Standard for Canned Sardines and Sardine-Type Products (CXS 94-1981).

42nd Session

Geneva, Switzerland, 8 - 12 July 2019

European Union comments on

  • CL 2019/27-SCH: Draft standard for Saffron (at Step 5).
  • CL 2018/94-NFSDU: Request for comments at Step 5 on the Review of the Standard for Follow-up Formula: Proposed draft scope, description and labelling for follow-up formula for older infants.
  • 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.

European Union comments on

  • CL 2019/43-PR: Request for comments on MRLs for pesticides in food and feed at Step 5/8.
  • CL 2018/67-CAC: Comments of the Member States of the European Union on the Draft Codex Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025

41st Session

Rome, 2 - 6 July 2018

European Union comments on

  • Agenda Item 12: Regular review of codex work management: report 2017- 2018
  • CL 2017/90/OCS-FFV: Request for Comments at Step 8 on the draft standard for aubergines.
  • CL 2017/91/OCS-FFV: Request for Comments at Step 5 on the draft standard for ware potatoes.
  • CL 2018/23-CAC: Request for feedback on the draft report on the preliminary findings of Regular review of Codex work management: Cooperation between the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other standard-setting Organizations.
  • CL 2018/39-PR: Request for comments at Step 5/8 on proposed draft maximum residue limits for pesticides for different pesticide/commodity(ies) combination.
  • 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).
  • CL 2018/48-CAC: Request for comments on the recommendations on the Committees working by correspondence and pilot for a Committee on Standards Advancement (CX/CAC 18/41/12).

40th Session

Geneva, Switzerland, 17 – 22 July 2017

European Union comments on

  • CL 2016/38-RVDF: Proposed draft MRLs for lasalocid sodium, ivermectin and teflubenzuron at step 5/8
  • CL 2016/39-RVDF: Proposed Draft RMR for Gentian Violet at Step 5
  • CL 2017/34-SCH: Draft standard for black, white and green peppers at step 5/8
  • CL 2017/52-MMP: Request for Comments at Step 8 on the Draft Standard for Dairy Permeate Powders.
  • CL 2017/62-PR: Proposed draft and draft maximum residue limits for pesticides in food and feed (Steps 5/8 and 8).

39th Session

Rome, 27 June - 1 July 2016

European Union comments on:

  • Agenda Item 8: CCFFP: Standards for canned tuna and bonito (Codex STAN 70-1981) and for canned crab meat (Codex STAN 90-1981): Disodium diphosphate (INS 450(i)) and phosphoric acid (INS 338).
  • Agenda Item 9: Codex Work Management and Functioning of the Executive Committee (REP 16/GP Appendix II).
  • Agenda Item 11: Future work of CODEX on Antimicrobial Resistance (CX/CAC 16/39/12).
  • CL 2016/14-PR: Proposed draft maximum residue limits for pesticides at Step 5/8 (para. 113, Appendix II).
  • CL 2015/21-CAC: Codex Work on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
  • CL 2015/26-CAC: Request for information on the justification of the use of preservatives and anticaking agents for surface treatment of Mozzarella with a high moisture content.
  • CL 2015/29-FFV: Draft Standard for Aubergines
  • CL 2015/31-FH: Matters for Adoption by the Codex Alimentarius Commission - 3.
    Proposed Draft Annex I “Examples of Microbiological Criteria for Low-Moisture Foods when Deemed Appropriate in Accordance with the Principles and Guidelines for the Establishment and Application of Microbiological Criteria Related to Foods (CAC/GL 21-1997)” and
    Annex II “Guidance for the Establishment of Environmental Monitoring Programmes for Salmonella spp. and other Enterobacteriaceae in Low-Moisture Food Processing Areas” to the Code of Hygienic Practice for Low-Moisture Foods (CAC/RCP 75-2015).
  • CL 2016/5-FA: Draft and Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts at Steps 8 or 5/8 of the Procedure.
  • CL 2016/10-CF: Draft Maximum Level for Inorganic Arsenic in Husked Rice at Step 8

38th Session

Geneva, Switzerland, 6 - 11 July 2015

European Union comments on

  • Agenda Item 5a: Draft MRLs for rBST (held at Step 8 by 23rd CAC).
  • Agenda Item 6a: Codex Work Management and Functioning of the Executive Committee (CX/CAC 15/38/9).

Matters for Adoption by the 38th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

  • Proposed Draft General Standard for Processed Cheese
  • CL 2015/14-RVDF - Point 1: Proposed Draft Maximum Residue Limits for Veterinary Drugs
  • CL 2015/8-CF Pt I - Point 2: 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 cereal grains (wheat, maize and barley) destined for further processing including sampling plans and performance criteria for methods of analysis at Step 8
  • CL 2015/13-PR: Part A – Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts at Steps 5 or 5/8 of the Procedure.
  • CL 2014/33-NFSDU: Point 7: Proposed Draft Revision of the list of food additives in the Standard for Infant Formula and Formulas for Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants.