Dr David Jukes, The University of
| ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
Food Law News - FAO / WHO / WTO / Codex - 2016
Codex Meeting Report, 9 – 13 May 2016
CODEX - Codex Committee on Food Labelling (43rd Session)
The full report is available at: Codex Committee on Food Labelling (43rd Session)
The summary and conclusions of the 43rd Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling are as follows:
Matters for Adoption by CAC39
- Advanced the proposed draft revision of the General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods: Date Marking to Step 5 for adoption by CAC39 (para 49, Appendix II).
Matters for approval by CAC39
Forwarded the following project document for approval as new work:
- Guidance for the labelling on non-retail containers (para.54 and Appendix III).
Other matters of interest to CAC39
- proposed that CAC39 identify an appropriate forum to continue work on the proposed draft revision of the Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods: Organic Aquaculture or to discontinue this work (para. 27);
- discontinued discussion on issues related to internet sales of food (para. 55);
- agreed to not proceed with the revision of the General Guidelines for the Use of the Term “Halal” (CAC/GL 24-1997), but to consider a discussion paper on issues surrounding consumer preference claims (paras 62 – 63).
- agreed to prepare discussion papers on front-of-pack labelling (para. 70) and future work of CCFL (para. 71).
Matters for other subsidiary bodies
Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CCEXEC)
- agreed there was no need to develop a particular work management approach, but could consider such an need in the future (para. 6).
CCASIA, CCSCH, CCFFV, CCFA
- endorsed the labelling provisions in the standards submitted by CCASIA, CCSCH, CCFFV and CCFA (paras 11 - 22).
Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS)
- agreed not to consider the matter of food integrity/food authenticity, but to wait for discussion and decision from CCFICS (para. 7).
Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH)
- agreed to request advice from CCFH on the appropriateness of the food safety criterion 1 to exempt foods from date marking (para. 42, Appendix II).
To go to main Foodlaw-Reading
Index page, click here.