Committees and Task Forces
- CAC and Executive Committee
- Subsidiary Bodies: Committees and Task Forces
- U.S. Codex Structure
- U.S. Codex Office at FSIS
Background information, documents for comment, and selected documents related to the current session.
- Codex Executive Committee (CCEXEC)
CCEXEC acts as the Executive organ of the Commission between sessions and serves as the standards management body.
General Subject Committees develop standards that apply to all commodity committees.
- Food Additives
- Contaminants in Foods
- Food Hygiene
- Food Import & Export Certification & Inspection Systems
- Food Labelling
- General Principles
- Methods of Analysis & Sampling
- Nutrition & Foods for Special Dietary Uses
- Pesticide Residues
- Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
Commodity Committees develop standards for specific classes of foods.
- Cereals, Pulses & Legumes
- Cocoa Products & Chocolate
- Fats & Oils
- Fish & Fishery Products
- Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
- Meat Hygiene
- Milk & Milk Products
- Natural Mineral Waters
- Processed Fruits & Vegetables
- Vegetable Proteins
Regional Coordinating Committees define the problems and needs of the region concerning food standards and food control.
ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces are short term, single issue committees.
- Animal Feeding
- Antimicrobial Resistance
- Foods Derived from Modern Biotechnology
- Processing and Handling of Quick Frozen Food
The United States participates fully in Codex activities. Representatives of several Departments and Agencies serve as members of the policy or technical committees, delegates to Codex meetings, or committee Chairs.
This office, within FSIS, coordinates U.S. Codex activities