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Codex News - September 9, 2016

A summary of recent and upcoming events published biweekly; direct inquiries to USCodex@fsis.usda.gov

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Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) 

Dioxin:  CCCF invites Members and Observers to join an eWG, chaired by the Netherlands, and co-chaired by New Zealand and Canada, working in English only, to prepare a discussion paper on maximum levels (MLs) for methylmercury in tuna and other fish.  The eWG will prepare a discussion paper presenting a proposal for:

  • one ML for fresh and frozen tuna, or for MLs for different tuna species, if the need of differentiation is justified;
  • an ML for canned tuna, if possible and appropriate, and to determine whether it should be based on occurrence data or derived from the ML(s) for fresh tuna; and  
  • the need for MLs for other species of fish.

Individuals in the United States interested in participating in this eWG should contact the U.S. Codex Office (USCodex@fsis.usda.gov) by September 26.  Other Codex members and Observers should send their full contact details via their Codex Contact Points to Astrid Bulder (Astrid.Bulder@rivm.nl) by September 30, 2016. 

Mycotoxins: CCCF invites Members and Observers to join an eWG, chaired by India and co-chaired by the European Union, working in English only, to draft a new discussion paper on the development of maximum levels (MLs) for mycotoxins in spices.  The specific terms of reference are as follows:

  • provide a rationale for selection of spices (chili, paprika, ginger, nutmeg, pepper, turmeric)
  • provide rationale for selection of total aflatoxins and OTA
  • take into account the outcome of JECFA evaluation of 2016
  • consider trade aspects of existing national standards
  • prepare a Project document for new work with proposals for MLs for spices.

Individuals in the United States interested in participating in this eWG should contact the U.S. Codex Office (USCodex@fsis.usda.gov) by September 26.  Other Codex members and Observers should send their full contact details via their Codex Contact Points to Dr. Dinesh Singh Bisht (ccsch.bisht@gmail.com), Mr Frans Verstraete (Frans.Verstraete@ec.europa.eu ) with a copy to codex-india@nic.in and Sante-Codex@ec.europa.eu by September 30, 2016. 

Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL) invites Members and Observers to join an eWG, chaired by India and co-chaired by Costa Rica and the United States, working in Spanish and English, to develop a proposed draft guidance for the labelling of non-retail containers of foods. Individuals in the United States interested in participating in the eWG should contact the U.S. Codex Office (USCodex@fsis.usda.gov) by September 20.  Other Codex members and Observers should send their full contact details via their Codex Contact Points to Bimal Kumar Dubey (bkdubey@fssai.gov.in), Aditya Jain (aditya@nddb.coop), Daniel Reese (Daniel.Reese@fda.hhs.gov), Andrea Krause (Andrea.Krause@fda.hhs.gov), Tatiana Cruz Ramírez (tcruz@meic.go.cr), and infocodex@meic.go.cr with a copy to the Indian Codex Contact Point (codex-india@nic.in) by September 23, 2016.

Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CCFFV) invites Members and Observers to join an eWG, chaired by India, working in English only, on the proposed draft standard for Fresh Dates. Individuals in the United States interested in participating in the eWG should contact the U.S. Codex Office (USCodex@fsis.usda.gov) by September 26.  Other Codex members and Observers should send their full contact details via their Codex Contact Points to Dr. S K Malhotra (agricommissioner@gmail.com) with a copy to the Indian Codex Contact Point (codex-india@nic.in) by September 30, 2016.

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Last Modified Sep 09, 2016