Codex Alimentarius Commission
The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) is an intergovernmental body with over 180 members, within the framework of the Joint Food Standards Programme established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the purpose of protecting the health of consumers and ensuring fair practices in the food trade. The Commission also promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non governmental organizations.
The Codex Alimentarius (Latin, meaning Food Law or Code) is the result of the Commission's work: a collection of internationally adopted food standards, guidelines, codes of practice and other recommendations.
The next session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from July 14-18, 2014. Upon availability, the agenda and committee be accessed at http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.