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This article was published in World Food Regulation Review, January 2024, p. 25-34.

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While celebrating its 60th anniversary, the 46th CAC meeting has seen several historical decisions taken.

First and foremost, it has closed the long-standing controversy about Zilpaterol hydrochloride by adopting through two successive votes by advancing and adopting the proposed maximum

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This article was published in World Food Regulation Review, August 2023 Issue, Vol. 33, Number 3.

On July 14, 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the results of the dual review of the well-known sugar-substitute aspartame by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and the International Agency for Research on

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Today, the European Commission adopted its proposal for a regulation on plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques (targeted mutagenesis and cisgenesis) (‘NGTs’) and derived food and feed products.

NGTs permit more targeted genetic changes than conventional breeding or traditional genomic techniques involving the introduction of genetic material from a non-crossable species, permitting rapid development

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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

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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

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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