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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

Last week, Member States approved the European Commission’s proposal to ban the use of Titanium Dioxide (E171) as a food additive from 2022. Titanium Dioxide is used as a colorant in a number of products such as chewing gum, pastries, food supplements, soups and broths. Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, in charge of Health and Food

Last week, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) – the umbrella association of the European insect sector in EU’s capital, Brussels – saluted the publication in the Official Journal of the European Union of the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1372[1], an act that will authorise the use of processed animal proteins derived

On 30 June 2021, the European Commission published the outcome of its public consultation and finally approved proposed text for a revision of the General Product Safety Directives (GSPD). The proposal’s aim is to repeal the two existing Directives, 87/357/EEC and 2001/95/EC, and form an EU Regulation directly applicable to all EU Member States. The

The European Commission has officially launched the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices, under its Farm to Fork Strategy.

The Code plays a crucial part in increasing the availability and affordability of healthy and sustainable food. The Code is one of the first deliverables of the EU Farm to Fork

Because of the COVID Pandemic, the enforcement of the European Regulatory Framework for the organics sector has been postponed until January 1st 2022.

The implementation of many initiatives have also been delayed.  However, the EU Commission has recently published ones on inspection certificates and official controls.