At the CAC of July 2017 Kazakhstan was officially appointed as the new Coordinator for the European region, the first time a country from Central Asia has held the position.
Currently the Coordinating Committee for Europe has 52 members: 51 Member Countries and 1 Member Organization (EU). The Codex Team, located in the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is responsible for managing the work as Coordinator for the European region.
These pages are the channel for provision and exchange of any necessary background information, positions and other documents of the Codex Coordinating Committee for Europe and its members.
One role of the regional coordinators in Codex is to bring to the attention of the wider Codex community topics of particular interest emerging from their regions relating to food safety and quality standards or trade. In a historic first for Codex, an Eastern European country — Kazakhstan — has taken the reins of the FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee for Europe (CCEURO), as Regional Coordinator for Europe.
Regional standard for mare’s milk
Several meetings took place in 2017 with a producer of [...]
On January 9, 2018, a training course was held in Lisbon, Portugal, with the objective to reorganize and strengthen the participation of national representatives of? different committees in Codex work, as well as, to raise awareness concerning the need to engage all stakeholder groups (Non-governmental organizations, consumer organizations and industry associations) and partners (Ministry of science, health, trade and foreign affairs) in Codex work.
This training was organized and conducted by the General Directorate for Food and Veterinary / Food Safety [...]
On November 28, 2017, a workshop took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic to raise awareness about the importance of the work of Codex for members of Parliament and high level government employees.
This workshop was organized and conducted by the Center for Standardization and Metrology under the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic in cooperation with the WHO country office The meeting was also supported by the FAO/WHO Codex Trust Fund as part of the Kyrgyz project on improvement of [...]
On Monday 8th May the?Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling holds its 38th session in Budapest Hungary.
Dr Marót Hibbey will chair the meeting for the first time and ahead of the meeting he took part in a Question and Answer session.
Dr Marót Hibbey
Q1 This meeting will be your first as Chair, can you tell us a little about your professional and personal background?
I graduated as a vet in the Szent István University of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest, and [...]
The Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Mrs Awilo Ochieng Pernet joined the General Director of the Kazakhstan National Center of Expertise (KZ-NCE) Mr Kanat Balykbayev to run the Almaty Marathon in Kazakhstan on 23.4.2017.
Almaty Marathon in Kazakhstan
The “Codex Runners” were supported by an outstanding “Codex Almaty Marathon Team” led by the Director of the Almaty Branch of the KZ-NCE Mr Sanat Saptaev and his Deputy-Director Mr Jumash Sandykbayev. The project to have a “Codex Team” at the 42 Km [...]
This year marks the 50th anniversary of CCNFSDU.
In the very early days of Codex, in 1965, the fledgling European Coordinating Committee made a proposal to hand responsibility for a new European Committee on Dietetic Foodstuffs to the Federal Republic of Germany due to the experience in this field of the Federal Ministry of Health.
The Committee on Dietetic Foods first met in Germany in May 1966. Items on the agenda included matters regarding “gluten free” foods, “foods for nursing mothers, [...]
The FAO/WHO RCCs provide an incredibly important opportunity for dynamic discussion on major and emerging food safety and quality issues facing the region.
There are six Codex regions each represented by a joint FAO/WHO Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC).They meet every two years. Each committee is responsible for defining the problems and needs of the region concerning food standards and food control. By working collectively at the regional level countries are able to highlight regulatory issues and problems arising from food control [...]