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Codex to explore its statements of principle on role of science to help find consensus on controversial issues

Feb 15, 2022

An informal meeting held online on Wednesday 2 February 2022 began to explore how a Codex Executive sub-committee will approach their task to provide operational guidance on the statements of  principle in the Procedural Manual concerning the role of science in the Codex decision-making process and the extent to which other factors are taken into account.

The statements being considered uphold science while recognizing the relevance of so-called “other factors” when setting standards in Codex. Examples of those factors include constraints, especially in developing countries regarding production or processing methods or even economic interests and trade issues if backed up by data.

 

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