The fortieth session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization in Geneva in July 19-22, was held in Geneva from July 17 to 22. The participants considered adopting a series of new international food standards to protect consumers Health Promotion Public
Flat food trade.
Science and Technology Daily United Nations, July 18 (Reporter Feng Weidong) The Codex Alimentarius Commission, founded by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization in 1963, held its fortieth session in Geneva from January 17 to 22. The participating members considered adopting a Series New International
Food standards to protect the health of consumers and promote fair trade in food.
In a media briefing between FAO and WHO, more than 600 delegates from over 120 countries gathered in Geneva to attend the 40th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission to assess 50 international food safety standards and more than 30 Discuss the new work proposal
Theory, and update the text of the existing code.
According to reports, the General Assembly on the first day passed the "animal feed the maximum residue limits of veterinary drugs," the latest standards, respectively, of the ivermectin in beef, chicken and other poultry food products such as rasalosil sodium and salmon fluorouracil The residual amount of urea was clearly set.
At the same time, representatives of all countries agreed to revise the Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, emphasizing that all risks involved in the production, handling and preparation of all foodstuffs can be mitigated by following good agricultural and sanitary practices to help control Microbes
Physical, chemical and physical hazards to minimize the potential for food-borne diseases to affect consumers or have a negative impact on public health.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission also adopted editorial changes to the Nutrition Labeling Guidelines, which included a revision of nutritional reference values for vitamins D and E and approved the proposed draft on "Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Arsenic Pollution in Rice." In addition, according to "2014-
2019 Strategic Plan, the Commission will consider a series of new proposals for work, including the highest levels of methylmercury in fish, the revision of the Code of Practice on the Minimization and Control of Antimicrobial Resistance, the unintentional presence of food Low level chemical risk
Analytical guidelines to reduce the operation of chemical contaminants in refined oils and related products, and revision of the "Specific Vegetable Oil Standard", which will cover walnut oil, almond oil, hazelnut oil, pistachio oil, linseed oil and avocado oil Wait. Since 1963, in the coalition
Driven by FAO and WHO, Codex has become the global reference standard for consumers, food producers and processors, food regulatory agencies in various countries and the international food trade.