Codex Adopts New Food Safety And Quality Standards

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Codex Alimentarius Commission has adopted 44 new and amended food standards and set up a comprehensive set of risk analysis principles to help governments establish their own standards, especially for food items that are not covered by Codex standards.

Codex food safety standards are developed using scientific advice from FAO/WHO expert committees that enables the rigorous standard setting procedures within Codex. According to Dr. Kazuaki Miyagishima, Secretary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, "This is why Codex standards are so successful globally and the reason they hare recognized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement.

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