Codex Committee on Food Labelling
Host Government: Canada
The Codex Committee on Food Labeling drafts provisions on labeling applicable to all foods; considers, amends, and endorses draft specific provisions on labeling prepared by the Codex Committees drafting standards, codes of practice, and guidelines; and studies specific labeling problems assigned by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The Committee also studies problems associated with the advertisement of food with particular reference to claims and misleading descriptions.
The Committee held its 39th Session in Quebec City, Canada, on May 9-13, 2011. The reference document is REP 11/FL. The following items will be considered by the 34th Session of the Commission in July 2011. To be considered at Step 8:
- Draft revision of the Guidelines on Nutrition Labeling Concerning the List of Nutrients That are Always Declared on a Voluntary or Mandatory Basis
To be considered at step 5:
- Proposed Draft Definition of Nutrient Reference Values Proposal
To be considered at step 5/8:
- Proposed draft Recommendations for the Labeling of Foods and Food Ingredients Obtained through Certain Techniques of Genetic Modification/genetic Engineering
The Committee is continuing work on:
- Discussion paper on Additional Conditions for Nutrient Content Claims and Comparative Claims in the Guidelines for Use of Nutrition and Health Claims
- Mandatory Nutrition Labeling
- Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labeling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods
- Annex 1: Inclusion of Ethylene for other Products
- Organic Aquaculture
|Current CCFL Documents Requesting Comments|
|CX or CL||Subject||Comments Due||Send comments to:|
|CL 2011/23-FL (PDF Only)||Draft Definition of Nutrient Reference Values||January 24, 2012||USCodex@fsis.usda.gov|
Delegate's Report of the 40th Session of the Committee Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from May 15-18, 2012.
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