Crop Biotech Update

Codex Alimentarius Commission Adopts New Food Safety Standards

November 23, 2022

The United Nations food standards body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, is holding a hybrid session on November 21-25, 2022, to adopt food safety and quality standards. The Commission is a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It is tasked to protect consumer health and ensure fair practices in the food trade.

The new guidelines adopted in the meeting were about ready-to-use therapeutic foods, management of biological food-borne outbreaks, and maximum levels for aflatoxins in cereals. Revisions in the standard for sunflower seed oil and food hygiene were also adopted.

Read the meeting details from FAO.

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