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Christophe Leprêtre is an experienced advisor to the firm’s clients on matters of national, regional, and international complexity. Having worked for public authorities, including the French government and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) and for private companies on a wide range of food issues, Mr. Leprêtre has a unique expertise in regulatory matters affecting the food industry. Read More

Below is a summary of the World Food Regulation Review, Vol. 28, Number 11, April 2019 article which was authored by Katia Merten-Lentz, Partner at Keller and Heckman, and Christophe Leprêtre, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Counselor at Keller and Heckman.

The 51st meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives (CCFA51) finalizes most

This article originally appeared in World Food Regulation Review, Vol. 28, Number 9, February 2019.

This article aims to present and explain the main topics on the agenda of the forthcoming 51st session of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives, taking place in Jinan from 25 to 29 March 2019.

In next month’s

This article originally appeared in WorldFoodRegulationReview.

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Last week of November, the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) reviewed most of the draft standards and guidelines on its agenda. However, only in part and to be further worked out (e.g. follow-up formulas; RUTFs), or sent back for further

This article originally appeared in WorldFoodRegulationReview.

Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) to meet end November in Berlin (Germany) to complete the discussion on follow-up formulas (FUF), ready-to-use foods for nutritionally deprived people (RUTF), decide on the development of science-based Codex Nutrition Profiling System(s), possible new work on Codex

This article originally appeared in WorldFoodRegulationReview.

The 50th session of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives (CCFA50) has completed its full agenda and found consensus on many new food additives provisions, which has reduced significantly the backlog from past years on miscellaneous food additives, with a good perspective to complete this task at its

World Food Regulation ReviewVol. 27, Number 10March 2018 —

This article reviews the outcome and decisions taken at last month’s session of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Contaminants (and Toxins) in foods, about new international standard maximum limits for lead, cadmium, methylmercury and other contaminants and toxins in several types of

Forthcoming 12th session of the Codex alimentarius Committee on Contaminants and Toxins in Food (12-16 March 2018, Utrecht, The Netherlands) –  Many limits are expected to be lowered for heavy metals in several food categories and various discussions are foreseen on industrial and environmental contaminants and related codes of practices for their reduction, and

World Food Regulation ReviewVol. 27, Number 9February 2018 — 

The forthcoming 50th meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Additives (CCFA50) is expected to make significant progress in reducing the backlog on food additives other than sweeteners and colours, but will also discuss important changes to the ways the Committee

Outcome of the last Codex alimentarius Committee setting standards in Nutrition and Food for Special Dietary Uses, including “baby foods” (5-9 December 2017; Berlin, Germany): the last CCNFSDU made significant progresses on the revision of the existing standard on follow up formula on its  compositional requirements and paved the way for new guidelines to regulate