Codex Committees Invite Participation in Electronic Working Groups
According to a notice published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food
Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), several Codex Alimentarius committees
have invited member countries and observer organizations to join electronic
working groups (eWGs).
The Food Hygiene Committee seeks participation on a parasites eWG to further develop proposed draft guidelines on controlling the zoonotic parasites Trichinella spp. and Cysticercus bovis. The Fish and Fish Products Committee seeks participation on a food additives eWG “to prepare proposals for food additives in the standards for fish and fishery products, following the approach taken for the Standard for Smoked Fish and to focus on technological justification for those food additives.” This committee also seeks participants for fish sauce and scallop meat eWGs. The Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses Committee seeks participation on a nutrient reference values eWG and an addition of essential nutrients to foods eWG. Deadlines for and more details about submitting an indication of interest are included in the notice.
Established in 1963 by the World Health Organization and the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nation, the Codex Alimentarius
Commission, with more than 180 member countries, develops international
food safety standards that are often incorporated into national food safety
laws. FSIS coordinates U.S. Codex activities. See U.S. Codex News, January 11,