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CCEXEC79 to meet virtually / First online session of a Codex committee confirmed

Codex

Jun 25, 2020

Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt confirmed that for the first time a formal Codex meeting will be convened as a virtual meeting. Following extensive discussions with FAO and WHO, a proposal for convening its next session virtually was made to the membership of the Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, indicating that this could only go forward with the support of a majority of the Membership. The CCEXEC Members have responded positively and CCEXEC79 will now convene virtually on 13, 14, 17 and 20 July 2020.

“The meeting is crucial to maintaining the progress of our standard setting work” said Heilandt. “The current situation, while presenting many challenges has also highlighted the importance of maintaining food safety and having international food standards that can facilitate food trade in times like these. While some Codex committees have worked by correspondence, this is the first time a Codex Committee will actually come together in a virtual meeting”.

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