- The Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses decided to discontinue work on a condition for a claim for ‘free’ of trans fatty acids and the definition for biofortification. CCNFSDU agreed to advance the pproposed draft scope, definition and labelling for the Section B (Drink/product for young children with added nutrients or drink for young children) of the Standard for Follow-up formula and the proposed draft Guideline for ready-to-use therapeutic foods to the 43rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission for preliminary adoption.
- The Committee agreed to continue to work on remaining sections of the Standard for Follow-up Formula and on establishment of NRVs-R for persons aged 6-36 months. Discussions will continue general guidelines on nutrient profiles; and harmonized probiotic guidelines for use in foods and dietary supplements Full report.
- The Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables works by correspondence through the online platform (http://forum.codex-alimentarius.net/index.php, User group name: CCPFV29). On the agenda is the conversion of the Regional Standard for Gochujang into a worldwide standard; the conversion of the Regional Standard for Chili Sauce into a Worldwide Standard; revision of the Standard for Mango Chutney; draft General Standard for Dried Fruits; and draft General Standard for Canned Fruit Salads. The work takes place over several months. One of the benefits of a committee working by correspondence is that travel is not required for participation providing new opportunities for involvement and collaboration. The experiences on this way of working is a valuable source of information for the ongoing discussions in the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) on committees working by correspondence.
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