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The 28th session of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO28), hosted and chaired by Indonesia, concluded its work on amending the existing Standard for named vegetable oils (CXS 210) by adding four new oils (avocado, Camellia seed, Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis), high oleic acid-soybean oil). CCFO28 completed its work on amending sections

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The 7th session of the Codex alimentarius Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH7), chaired by India, concluded its work on several important new add-ons to existing and new standards on small cardamon; allspice, juniper berry and star anise; and turmeric. It advanced the work on vanilla, still subject to additional inter-sessional work until the

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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, 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, November 2022, p. 30-34.

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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 report finds that official controls in EU Member States on feed additives and their pre-mixtures, function largely well in context of the established risk-based control systems. However, it also outlines some areas for improvement such as the assessment of feed business operators’ hazard analysis and critical control points’ systems, the assessment of  operators’ tests 

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This article was first published in the World Food Regulation Review January 2020, Vol. 29, Number 8

This article explains the main topics discussed by 400+ global food safety and nutrition regulators during the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU41) in Düsseldorf from 24 to 29 November 2019.

 

Published at FoodNavigator 4 December 2019

Nowadays the list of ingredients on food labels tends to be shorter and the names simpler. But, putting aside this ‘clean label’ trend, does the average consumer still notice the claims appearing on the labels of their daily food?

In the 2000s there was an urgent need to regulate

In order to meet consumer expectations for more transparency and clarity in the labelling of foodstuffs, agri-food manufacturers have been developing (or at least reformulating) their food products, with the aim of making products and ingredients sound more natural, healthier, less processed, and closer to those their customers could make at home.

A trend towards