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Codex vital role in setting standards for methods of analysis


Jun 15, 2023

On 13 June 2023, representatives of the Hungarian government, the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, the WHO Regional Office for Europe and Steve Wearne, the Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, all offered speeches at the opening of the Plenary Session of the 42nd meeting of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS42).

Nabil Gangi FAO’s Deputy Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia commented that “working at the science-policy interface, and using the globally relevant advice from the joint FAO/WHO expert bodies, results in the setting of Codex standards that can be used by all Member Countries to facilitate safe trade.” He went on to speak of the importance of food safety to food systems transformation and outlined the four key points of FAO’s newly published food safety strategy. He also underlined the importance of a One Health approach to food safety, as well as the crucial contribution made by science and the FAO/WHO Scientific Advice Programme, which informs the work of Codex committees.

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