Codex Committee on Food Additives
Host Government: China
The Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) establishes or endorses acceptable maximum levels (MLs) for individual food additives; prepares a priority list of food additives for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); assigns functional classes to individual food additives; recommends specifications of identity and purity for food additives for adoption by the Commission; considers methods of analysis for the determination of additives in food; and considers and elaborates standards or codes for related subjects such as the labeling of food additives when sold as such.
The Committee held its 48th Session March 14-18, 2016, in Xi’an, Peoples Republic of China. The U.S. Delegate’s Report of that Session is available.
The next session of the CCFA is tentatively scheduled for March 20-24, 2017 in the Peoples Republic of China. Upon availability, the agenda and committee documents can be accessed at http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
Requests for Comments
- List of Circulating Letters/Comments due for Codex Committees: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/circular-letters/en/
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