Codex Alimentarius Commission: Procedural Manual: Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme

Codex Alimentarius Commission: Procedural Manual: Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme

by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789251068212
Publisher: Bernan Distribution
Publication date: 12/28/2011
Series: Codex Alimentarius Commission: Procedural Manual
Edition description: Twentieth Edition
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents iii

Introduction 1

Section I Basic Texts and Definitions 3

Statutes of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 4

Rules of Procedure of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 7

General Principles of the Codex Alimentarius 20

Definitions for the Purposes of the Codex Alimentarius 22

Section II Elaboration of Codex Standards and Related Texts 26

Procedures for the Elaboration of Codex Standards and Related Texts 27

Criteria for the Establishment of Subsidiary Bodies of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 38

Criteria for the Establishment of Work Priorities 40

Guideline on the Application of the Criteria for the Establishment of Work Priorities 41

Relations Between Commodity Committees and General Subject Committees 44

Format for Codex Commodity Standards 50

Guidelines for the Inclusion of Specific Provisions in Codex Standards and Related Texts 55

Procedures for Consideration of the Entry and Review of Food Additive Provisions In the General Standard for Food Additives 57

Guidelines on the Elaboration and/or Revision of Codes of Hygienic Practice for Specific Commodities 62

Principles for the Establishment of Codex Methods of Analysis 63

Principles for the Establishment or Selection of Codex Sampling Procedures 78

The Use of Analytical Results: Sampling Plans, Relationship Between the Analytical Results, the Measurement Uncertainty, Recovery Factors and Provisions In Codex Standards 81

Section III Guidelines for Subsidiary Bodies 83

Guidelines to Host Governments of Codex Committees and Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces 84

Guidelines on the Conduct of Meetings of Codex Committees and Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces 90

Guidelines to Chairpersons of Codex Committees and Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces 93

Guidelines on Physical Working Groups 97

Guidelines on Electronic Working Groups 101

Section IV Risk Analysis 104

Working Principles for Risk Analysis for Application In the Framework of the Codex Alimentarius 105

Definitions of Risk Analysis Terms Related to Food Safety 112

Risk Analysis Principles Applied by the Codex Committee on Food Additives and the Codex Committee on Contaminants In Foods 114

Policy of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods for Exposure Assessment of Contaminants and Toxins in Foods or Food Groups 119

Risk Analysis Principles Applied by the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs In Foods 123

Risk Assessment Policy for the Setting of Maximum Limits for Residues of Veterinary Drugs In Foods 129

Risk Analysis Principles Applied by the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues 131

Annex: List of Risk Management Policies Used by CCPR 135

Criteria for the Prioritization Process of Compounds for Evaluation by JMPR 142

Nutritional Risk Analysis Principles and Guidelines for Application to the Work of the Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses 146

Section V Codex Intergovernmental Structure and Session History 155

Overview 156

Commission and Executive Committee 160

General Subject Committees 162

Commodity Committees (Active) 172

Commodity Committees (Adjourned Sine Die) 175

Commodity Committees (Abolished) 178

Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces (Active) 180

Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces (Dissolved) 183

FAO/WHO Coordinating Committees 185

Committee Established Under Rule Xi.1(A) 189

Joint Meetings with other Organizations 190

Section VI Membership 192

Membership of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 193

Core Functions of Codex Contact Points 196

Section VII Relations with Other Organizations 197

Guidelines on Cooperation between the Codex Alimentarius Commission and International Intergovernmental Organizations in the Elaboration of Standards and Related Texts 198

Principles Concerning the Participation of International Non-Governmental Organizations in the Work of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 200

Appendix: General Decisions of the Commission 208

Statements of Principle Concerning the Role of Science in the Codex Decision-Making Process and the Extent to which other Factors are taken into Account 209

Statements of Principle Relating to the Role of Food Safety Risk Assessment 211

Measures to Facilitate Consensus 212

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