Codex News - August 24, 2014
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Electronic Working Groups
Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) has established an electronic working group (eWG) on Minor Crops to continue to work on this subject in the framework of CCPR. The eWG is chaired by the France assisted by India, Kenya and Thailand.
Member countries and interested international organizations with observer status are invited to provide the name, title, member country or organization and email address of their representative to email@example.com with a copy to the Codex Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to the Codex Contact Point of the member country or recognized international organization in observer status not later than September 15, 2014. Persons in the United States who are interested in participating in these eWG should send their name, official title, organization, and email address to the U.S. Codex Office (email@example.com) by September 10.
The WHO and FAO have published on line the monographs prepared by the 78th meeting of the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) on the toxicological evaluation of certain veterinary drugs in foods. These monographs are available at:
- On the WHO site: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/128550/1/9789241660693_eng.pdf?ua=1
- On the FAO site: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3745e.pdf
The technical report of the meeting is also available on the Who site: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/127845/1/9789241209885_eng.pdf?ua=1.