This article was published in World Food Regulation Review, June 2023, p. 26-34.

The 47th meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Com­mittee on Food Labelling (CCFL47) was held mid-May 2023 in Gatineau/Ottawa, Canada. CCFL47 advanced its food labelling international standard­isation work on the revision of the list of allergens of global relevance for mandatory declaration (to

This article was published in World Food Regulation Review, April 2023, p. 26-31.

The 53rd meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Com­mittee on Food Additives (CCFA53) was held in Hong Kong from 24 to 31 March 2023. CCFA53 succeeded in covering the entirety of its agenda. CCFA53 adopted about 800 food additive provisions for adoption, revision

This article was published in World Food Regulation Review, March 2023, p. 30-31.

The 43rd meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU43) successfully completed its entire agenda by meeting in person. In terms of accomplishments:

  • It fully revised the preamble and pending issues on the Codex Standard
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This article was published in World Food Regulation Review, January 2023, p. 29-34.

By Christophe Leprêtre1 (Keller and Heckman LLP)

The once-a-year Codex Alimentarius Commission session (CAC45) recently adopted eleven (11) new international norms in various areas ranging from national food law template to new limits for heavy metals, pesticides, new standards on dried

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This article was published in World Food Regulation Review, November 2022, p. 33-34.

By Christophe Leprêtre1 (Keller and Heckman LLP)

The 45th plenary session of the Codex alimentarius Commission (CAC45) was held on the week of 21 to 25 November 2022. It generally made expected progresses on important standards such as heavy metals and

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This article was published in World Food Regulation Review, November 2022, p. 30-34.

By Christophe Leprêtre1 (Keller and Heckman LLP)

The 6th session of the Codex alimentarius Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH6), chaired by India, concluded on several important commodity standards while meeting virtually end September 2022. CCCSH6 concluded on new Codex

The 52nd session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH), chaired by the USA, was held virtually in early March 2022.


During this session, the CCFH52 reported that it finalized its work on:

  • a new Guidance for the Management of Biological Foodborne Outbreaks; and on,
  • a decision-tree to guide food business operators and countries

This article was published in World Food Regulation Review, October 2021, p.29-34.

Early September, food additive risk managers from record-breaking 85 participating countries attend­ed the 52nd session of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives (CCFA52) through electronic means (called “virtual meeting”), after three successive postponements in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic