Geneva, Jul 12 (Canadian-Media/WHO): New International Food Safety Standards protecting consumer health and ensuring fair practices in trade were adopted by 42nd session The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), in Geneva on Jul 8-12, 2019, WHO reports said.
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The Codex strategic plan (2020-2025) provides high level guidance and direction to the work of the CAC. It builds on the current document and continues to emphasise the importance of addressing critical and emerging issues, underpinning standards with risk analysis and scientific evidence and promoting and facilitating participation of all Members in its standard setting work.
The plan contains a new goal focussing on the use and impact of Codex standards which aims to raise awareness and explore how the use and impact of Codex standards could be measured and how standards could be better tailored to Members’ needs. Implementation plans will be discussed at the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committees which will meet in the six Codex regions between September and November 2019.