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MAKING FOOD SAFER UNITED NATIONS FOOD STANDARDS BODY TO MEET IN GENEVA

2 Juillet 2010 , Rédigé par APPA Publié dans #Organisations internationales.

FAO: UN Food & Agriculture Organization
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Christopher Matthews,

Media Relations Officer, FAO

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Sari Setiogi
Media Relations Officer, WHO

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MAKING FOOD SAFER
UNITED NATIONS FOOD STANDARDS BODY 
TO MEET IN GENEVA
 
 

WHAT:           The 33rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the United Nations Food Standards body to take place. Over 500 delegates from about 130 countries will discuss international measures to make food safer and ensure fair practices in the food trade.

 

WHERE:       International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), 17 rue de Varembé,Geneva, Switzerland

 

WHEN:            5-9 July 2010

 

 

The Commission is expected to take decisions including:

 

Reducing risk for contamination of foods: melamine and aflatoxins

Setting maximum levels for melamine will help governments differentiate between unavoidable melamine occurrence and deliberate adulteration.

 

Aflatoxins are fungal toxins and human carcinogens occurring in nuts and other products under certain conditions. The Commission will look at setting maximum levels for aflatoxins in Brazil nuts and adopting a code to prevent this contamination.

 

Hygienic measures for safer seafood and fresh salads

Appropriate hygiene is critical for safe food. This year, the Commission will continue to work on proposed hygiene measures to control pathogenic bacteria in seafood as well as a wide array of microbial pathogens such as Salmonella in fresh leafy vegetables and fresh/pre-cut/ready-to-eat pre-packaged salads.

 

The 47-year-old Codex Alimentarius Commission - run jointly by United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) - is the longest-standing example of inter-agency cooperation in the UN system. It has 173 Member States and one Member Organization, the European Union.

 

The Committee sets international food standards to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair trade practices in the food trade.

 

Related links:

Provisional agenda of CAC33: ftp://ftp.fao.org/codex/CAC/CAC33/cac33_01e.pdf

Codex Alimentarius web site: http://www.codexalimentarius.net/

FAO programme on food safety and quality: http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/agns

WHO programme on food safety: http://www.who.int/foodsafety/en  

 

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