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CL 2018/10/OCS-FA01/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food Additives arising from the 84th JECFA Meeting15/02/2018
CL 2018/16-PR01/18Request for comments on the establishment of the CCPR schedules and priority lists of pesticides for evaluation by JMPR 01/03/2018
CL 2018/17-PR01/18Request for information national registration of pesticides01/03/2018
CL 2018/05-CF01/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft Code of Practice for the reduction of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPDE) and glycidyl esters (GE) in refined oils and products made with refined oils, especially infant formula23/02/2018
CL 2018/08-CF01/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Chemicals Inadvertently Present in Food at Low Levels23/02/2018
CL 2018/02-CF02/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products 23/02/2018
CL 2018/03-CF02/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft maximum levels for methylmercury in fish including associated sampling plans 07/03/2018
CL 2018/04-CF02/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft revision of the Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in food and feed (CXC 62-2006) 07/03/2018
CL 2018/06-CF01/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft maximum level for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts and associated sampling plan 23/02/2018
CL 2018/07-CF02/18Request for comments on the Proposed draft maximum levels for total aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in nutmeg, chili and paprika, ginger, pepper and turmeric and associated sampling plans 23/02/2018
CL 2018/11-PR01/18Request for comments on the recommendations of the 2017 JMPR Meeting01/03/2018
CL 2018/01-CF02/18Request for comments at Steps 6 and 3 on the Proposed draft and draft maximum levels of lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS 193-1995) 23/02/2018
CL 2018/19-FA02/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed changes and/or addition to the International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)12/03/2018
CL 2018/12-PR02/18Request for comments at Step 6 on Group 024 Seeds for beverages and sweets.31/03/2018
CL 2018/13-PR02/18Request for comments at Step 3 on Group 025 Tree saps31/03/2018
CL 2018/14-PR02/18Request for comments at Step 3 on Type 11 primary feed commodities of plant origin31/03/2018
CL 2018/21-PR02/18Request for comments on the development of a system within the Classification to provide codes for commodities not meeting the Criteria for crop grouping31/03/2018
CL 2018/20-PR02/18Request for specific comments on Type 05 Herbs and spices31/03/2018
CL 2018/15-PR02/18Request for comments at Step 3 on tables on the selection of representative commodities for commodity groups31/03/2018
CL 2018/18/OCS-MAS03/18Request for Comments on the Revision of the Recommended Methods of CODEX STAN 234/ review and update of CODEX STAN 23407/04/2018
CL 2018/22-PFV03/18Request for comments on prioritization of work for the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables (CCPFV)10/04/2018
CL 2018/23/OCS-CAC03/18Request for feedback on the draft report on the preliminary findings of Regular review of Codex work management: Cooperation between the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other standard-setting Organizations13/04/2018
CL 2018/25-CPL04/18Request for comments at step 8 on the draft standard for quinoa31/05/2018
CL 2018/24-FL04/18Request for information to help inform discussion papers for CCFL4529/06/2018
CL 2018/26-FA04/18Request for proposals for change and/or addition to Section 3 of the Class Names and International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)15/09/2018
CL 2018/27-FA04/18Request for proposals for new and/or revision of food additive provisions of the GSFA15/01/2019
CL 2018/28-FA04/18Request for information and comments on the priority list of substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA15/01/2019
CL 2018/29-FA04/18Request for comments on the proposed amendments to the descriptors of FCs 14.1.4.2 and 14.1.515/09/2018
CL 2018/30/OCS-FA05/18Request for comments on: i) draft and proposed draft food additive provisions of the General Standard for Food Additives at Steps 8 and 5/8; and ii) the revised food additives provisions of the GSFA related to the alignment of the annexes on canned mangoes, canned pears and canned pineapples of the Standard for Certain Canned Fruits (CXS 319-2015) and 14 standards for fish and fish products15/06/2018
CL 2018/31/OCS-FA05/18Request for comments on: i) the proposed draft Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food Additives at Step 5/8; and ii) the consequential amendment to the List of Codex Specifications for Food Additives (CXM 6)15/06/2018
CL 2018/32/OCS-FA05/18Request for comments on: i) the proposed draft revision, at Step 5/8 and ii) editorial amendments to the Class Names and the International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)15/06/2018
CL 2018/33/OCS-FA05/18Request for comments on proposed revised food additives sections of various Codex commodity standards15/06/2018
CL 2018/35-FH05/18Request for proposals for new work and/or revision of existing standards01/09/2018
CL 2018/34/OCS-MAS05/18Request for comments on methods of analysis for inclusion in the Recommended Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CXS 234-1999)15/06/2018
CL 2018/48-CAC05/18Request for comments on the recommendations on the Committees working by correspondence and pilot for a Committee on Standards Advancement15/06/2018
CL 2018/39/OCS-PR05/18Request for comments at Step 5/8 on proposed draft maximum residue limits for pesticides for different pesticide/commodity(ies) combinations10/06/2018
CL 2018/40/OCS-PR05/18Request for comments at Steps 8 and 5/8 on the proposed draft and draft revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (CXM 4-1989) and the proposed draft Table of representative commodities for extrapolation of group MRLs (Principles and Guidance for the Selection of Representative Commodities for the Extrapolation of MRLs for Pesticides to Commodity Groups (CXG 84-2012)): TYPE 04 – NUTS, SEEDS AND SAPS10/06/2018
CL 2018/41/OCS-PR05/18Request for comments at Steps 8 and 5/8 on the proposed draft and draft revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (CXM 4-1989) and the proposed draft Table of representative commodities for extrapolation of group MRLs (Principles and Guidance for the Selection of Representative Commodities for the Extrapolation of MRLs for Pesticides to Commodity Groups (CXG 84-2012)): TYPE 05 – HERBS AND SPICES10/06/2018
CL 2018/36/OCS-RVDF05/18Request for comments at Step 8 on the draft Risk Management Recommendation for Gentian Violet 10/06/2018
CL 2018/37/OCS-RVDF05/18Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft maximum residue limits for veterinary drugs: Amoxicillin (finfish fillet, muscle); Ampicillin (finfish fillet, muscle); Alufenuron (salmon and trout fillet) and Monepantel (cattle fat, kidney, liver, muscle) 10/06/2018
CL 2018/38/OCS-RVDF05/18Request for comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft maximum residue limit for flumethrin (honey)10/06/2018
CL 2018/42/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft revision of the maximum levels for lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS 193-1995)10/06/2018
CL 2018/43/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft maximum levels cadmium in chocolate containing or declaring ≥ 50% to < 70% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis and chocolate containing or declaring ≥ 70% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis10/06/2018
CL 2018/44/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft maximum levels for fish species (i.e. tuna, alfonsino, marlin and shark) 10/06/2018
CL 2018/45/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft revision of the Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non-dioxin like PCBs in food and feed (CXC 62-2006)10/06/2018
CL 2018/46/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft Code of practice for the reduction of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPD) and glycidyl esters (GEs) in refined oils and food products made with refined oils10/06/2018
CL 2018/47/OCS-CF05/18Request for comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft Guidelines for risk analysis of instances of contaminants in food where there is no regulatory level or risk management framework established10/06/2018
CL 2018/49-FL06/18Request for information on emerging issues / future work30/11/2018
CL 2018/50/OCS-PR07/18Request for comments and information on national registration for pesticides31/10/2018
CL 2018/60/OCS-SCH07/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft Standard for Dried Cloves12/10/2018
CL 2018/62/OCS-NFSDU07/18Request for comments at Step 6 on the Review of the Standard for Follow-up Formula: Essential composition requirements30/09/2018
CL 2018/54/OCS-SCH07/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Standard for Dried Oregano.12/10/2018
CL 2018/59/OCS-SCH07/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed draft Standard for Dried Nutmeg12/10/2018
CL 2018/68-CPL07/18Request for comments at step 6 on two sections of the draft standard for quinoa15/09/2018
CL 2018/69/OCS-FH08/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft revision of the General Principles of Food Hygiene (CXC 1-1969) and its HACCP annex15/10/2018
CL 2018/71/OCS-FH08/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Code of Practice on Food Allergen Management for Food Business Operators15/10/2018
CL 2018/67/OCS-CAC08/18Request for Comments on the draft Codex Strategic Plan 2020-2025 30/11/2018
CL 2018/73-CF08/18Request for comments and information on management practices for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa and cocoa products31/10/2018
CL 2018/55/OCS-SCH08/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Standard for Dried roots, rhizomes and bulbs – Specific requirements for dried or dehydrated ginger 12/10/2018
CL 2018/51/OCS-FICS08/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Guidance on the use of Systems Equivalence28/09/2018
CL 2018/52/OCS-FICS08/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Guidance on Paperless Use of electronic certificates 28/09/2018
CL 2018/72/OCS-FH08/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Guidance for the Management of (micro)Biological Foodborne Crises/Outbreaks15/10/2018
CL 2018/53/OCS-FICS08/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft guidance on regulatory approaches to third party assurance schemes in food safety and fair practices in the food trade28/09/2018
CL 2018/80-CS09/18Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft Standard for Non-centrifuged Dehydrated Sugar Cane Juice30/11/2018
CL 2018/70/OCS-FH09/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the revision to the Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products (CXC 52-2003) and the revisions of the section on sampling, examination and analysis related to histamine safety15/10/2018
CL 2018/65/OCS-NFSDU09/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft definition for biofortification25/10/2018
CL 2018/63/OCS-NFSDU09/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the Review of the Standard for Follow-Up Formula: scope, product definition and labelling sections26/10/2018
CL 2018/58/OCS-SCH09/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft requirements for dried or dehydrated Basil31/10/2018
CL 2018/56/OCS-SCH09/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Standard for dried and dehydrated garlic 31/10/2018
CL 2018/57/OCS-SCH09/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Standard for Dried Chilli peppers and Paprika09/11/2018
CL 2018/64/OCS-NFSDU10/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Guideline for Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods02/11/2018
CL 2018/74/OCS-AMR11/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial resistance (CXC 61-2005)25/11/2018
CL 2018/75/OCS-AMR10/18Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Guidelines on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance25/11/2018
CL 2018/76/OCS-FO11/18Request for comments on the proposed draft revision to the Standard for Olive Oils And Olive Pomace Oils 15/01/2019
CL 2018/66/OCS-NFSDU10/18Request for comments on the proposed draft NRV-NCD for EPA and DHA long chain omega-3 fatty acids02/11/2018
CL 2018/78/OCS-FO10/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Revision of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CODEX STAN 210-1999): Revision of the definitions of Sunflowerseed oils and the limits of Oleic and Linoleic acids in Sunflowerseed oils 30/11/2018
CL 2018/77/OCS-FO11/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Revision of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CODEX STAN 210-1999): Replacement of Acid Value with Free Fatty Acids for Virgin Palm Oil and Inclusion of Free Fatty Acids for Crude Palm Kernel Oil15/12/2018
CL 2018/79/OCS-FO11/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Revision of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils (CODEX STAN 210-1999): Inclusion of Walnut oil, Almond oil, Hazelnut oil, Pistachio oil, Flaxseed oil and Avocado oil 15/01/2019
CL 2018/61/OCS-SCH11/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Standard for Saffron 14/12/2018
CL 2018/92/OCS-FH12/18Request for comments at Step 8 on the alignment of the Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products with the histamine control guidance31/05/2019
CL 2018/93/OCS-FH12/18Request for comments at Step 5 on the proposed draft Code of Practice on Food Allergen Management for Food Business Operators31/05/2019
CL 2018/94/OCS-NFSDU12/18Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Review of the Standard for Follow-up Formula: proposed draft scope, description and labelling for follow up formula for older infants 31/05/2019
CL 2018/95/OCS-FA12/18Request for Comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food Additives arising from the 86th JECFA Meeting31/01/2019
CL 2018/96/OCS-FICS12/18Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Draft Principles and Guidelines for the assessment and use of voluntary Third-Party Assurance (vTPA) programmes 31/05/2019
CL 2018/97-PR12/18Request for comments on the recommendations of the 2018 Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR)01/03/2019
CL 2019/01-PR02/19Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (CXM 4-1989) Class C: Primary Animal Feed Commodities Request for comments at Step 320/03/2019
CL 2019/02-PR02/19Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (CXM 4-1989) Class D: Processed Food Commodities of Plant Origin Request for comments at Step 320/03/2019
CL 2019/03-PR02/19Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (CXM 4-1989) Proposed tables on examples of representative commodities for commodity groups in different types under Class C - Primary Animal Feed Commodities and Class D – Processed Food Commodities of Plant Origin (for inclusion in the Principles and Guidance for the Selection of Representative Commodities for the Extrapolation of Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides to Commodity Groups (CXG 84-2012)) Request for comments at Step 320/03/2019
CL 2019/04-PR02/19Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (CXM 4-1989) Miscellaneous commodities not meeting the criteria for crop grouping. Request for comments at Step 320/03/2019
CL 2019/05-PR02/19Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (CXM 4-1989) Common definition of edible animal tissues for the establishment of maximum residue limits for compounds with dual uses as pesticides and veterinary drugs for use by the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues and the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods Request for comments at Step 320/03/2019
CL 2019/11-CF01/19Request for comments on the Priority list of contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants for evaluation by JECFA31/03/2019
CL 2019/12-FA01/19Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed changes and/or addition to the International Numbering System for Food Additives (CXG 36-1989)15/02/2019
CL 2019/13-FL01/19Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Guidance for the Labelling of Non-Retail Containers31/03/2019
CL 2019/06-PR01/19Establishment of priority lists of pesticides for evaluation by JMPR.01/03/2019
CL 2019/19-PR02/19Request for comments on the transfer of processed commodities from Class D to Class C of the Classification of Food and Feed20/03/2019
CL 2019/14/OCS-FL02/19Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft Guidelines on Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling31/03/2019
CL 2019/20-CPL02/19Request for Comments: Analysis of Responses to CL 2018/68-CPL: draft two sections of the standard for quinoa15/03/2019
CL 2019/21/OCS-CAC02/19Request for Comments on the revised draft Codex Strategic Plan 2020-202530/04/2019
CL 2019/22/OCS-SCH02/19Request for Comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft Standard for dried or dehydrated garlic31/05/2019
CL 2019/23/OCS-SCH02/19Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Proposed Draft Standard for dried Oregano31/05/2019
CL 2019/24/OCS-SCH02/19Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Proposed Draft Standard for dried roots, rhizomes and bulbs ? dried or dehydrated ginger31/05/2019
CL 2019/25/OCS-SCH02/19Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Proposed Draft Standard for dried leaves – dried basil31/05/2019
CL 2019/26/OCS-SCH02/19Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Proposed Draft Standard for dried floral parts – dried cloves31/05/2019
CL 2019/27/OCS-SCH02/19Request for Comments at Step 5 on the Proposed Draft Standard for Saffron31/05/2019
CL 2019/10-CF02/19Request for comments at Step 6 on the proposed draft Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Contaminants in Food where there is no Regulatory Level or Risk Management Framework Established 10/04/2019
CL 2019/09-CF03/19Request for comments at Step 6 on the Proposed draft code of practice for the reduction of 3-MCPDEs and GE in refined oils and food products made with refine oils15/04/2019
CL 2019/07-CF03/19Request for comments at Step 3 on the proposed draft maximum levels for lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS 193-1995)15/04/2019
CL 2019/28/OCS-FO03/19Proposed Revision to the Standard for olive oils and olive pomace oils (CXS 234-1999), Section 8. The methods of analysis and sampling (Replacement of obsolete methods).19/04/2019
CL 2019/16-MAS03/19Request for comments at Step 3 on the revision of the Guidelines on measurement uncertainty (CXG 54-2004)30/04/2019
CL 2019/15-MAS03/19Request for comments at Step 3 on the revision of the CXS 234-1999: preamble and structure30/04/2019
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