Food Law News - FAO/WHO/WTO/Codex - 2004
27 September - 1 October 2004
CODEX – Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables (22 nd Session), Washington D.C., U.S.A.
The 22nd Session of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables reached the following conclusions:
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE 28TH SESSION OF THE CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION
Agreed to advance the proposed draft Codex Standards for Processed Tomato Concentrates, Preserved Tomatoes and Certain Canned Citrus Fruits to the 28th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission for preliminary adoption at Step 5 (paras. 48, 76, and 89);
OTHER MATTERS OF INTEREST TO THE COMMISSION
The Committee agreed to:
- rename the draft Codex Standard for Pickled Products as draft Codex Standard for Pickled Fruits and Vegetables and return it to Step 6 for redrafting by a Working Group led by Thailand, circulation for additional comments at Step 6 and further consideration at its 23rd Session (para. 22);
- return the proposed draft Codex Standards for Certain Canned Vegetables (including provisions for packing media) and Jams, Jellies and Marmalades to Step 3 for circulation, comments at Step 3, revision by Working Groups led by France and the United Kingdom respectively, circulation for additional comments at Step 3 and further consideration at the 23rd Session of the Committee (paras. 80 and 84);
- discontinue the consideration of the proposed draft Codex Standard for Soy Sauce while recommending the Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission to entrust this work to the Codex Committee on Cereals, Pulses and Legumes (para. 87);
- leave unchanged the Priority List for the Standardization of Processed Fruits and Vegetables while continuing to request comments for amendments to the Priority List for consideration at its next Session (paras. 94 and 98);
- consider a Standard Layout for Codex Standard for Processed Fruits and Vegetables at its next Session to ensure a consistent approach as regards format, terminology and provisions in Codex standards for processed fruits and vegetables (para. 106);
- forward methods of analysis for processed fruits and vegetables to the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling for endorsement (para. 104);
- request comments on methods of analysis and sampling for aqueous coconut products, coconut cream and coconut milk for consideration at its next Session (para. 104);
- seek clarification from the Codex Committee on Food Labelling and the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants as to the correct use of the term “sweetener” in Codex commodity standards (para. 13); and
- seek advice from the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues on the concentration factor to be used for residues of pesticides in those Codex standards for processed fruits and vegetables where the product is concentrated and re-diluted (paras. 39 and 68).
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