Food Law News - FAO/WHO/WTO/Codex - 2004
1 – 5 November 2004
CODEX – Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (26th Session), Bonn , Germany
The summary and conclusions of the 26th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses are as follows:
MATTERS FOR ADOPTION BY THE COMMISSION
- agreed to advance the Proposed Draft Guidelines on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements (para. 35, Appendix II) for final adoption by the 28th Session of the Commission.
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO THE COMMISSION
- welcomed the offer of FAO and WHO to address the establishment of Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) in the framework of the expert consultations that would be convened in the future, including for carbohydrates and fats and oils (para. 40).
MATTERS REFERRED TO OTHER COMMITTEES
Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling
- The Committee clarified the request from the CCMAS regarding the R5-Mendez ELISA method (for gliadin/gluten detection) (paras 6-7 and 148).
Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants
- The Committee agreed to forward the section on Food Additives of the Draft Revised Standard for Cereal-Based Foods for Infants and Children including provisions on carry over (paras 107-111).
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