The United Nations food standards body Codex Alimentarius Commission is meeting virtually on 8-13, 15, 17 and 18 November 2021 to adopt food safety and quality standards.
Established in 1963, the Codex Alimentarius Commission is charged with protecting consumer health and ensuring fair practices in international food trade. It comprises 189 Members and 240 observer organizations, the Codex Alimentarius Commission meets annually to adopt food safety and quality standards and related recommendations.
Codex Committees and Task Forces have met virtually in 2021 to complete work on a range of standards which have been proposed for adoption by the Commission:
- Spices and Culinary Herbs
- Contaminants in Foods
- Methods of Analysis and Sampling
- Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
- Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
- Pesticide Residues
- Food Additives
- Food Labelling