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Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling

Host Government: Hungary

The Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS) defines the criteria appropriate to Codex methods of analysis and sampling; serves as a coordinating body for Codex with other international groups working on methods of analysis and sampling and quality assurance systems for laboratories; specifies, on the basis of final recommendations submitted to it by the bodies referred to above, reference methods of analysis and sampling appropriate to Codex standards which are generally applicable to a number of foods; considers, amends if necessary, and endorses as appropriate methods of analysis and sampling proposed by Codex commodity committees, except for methods of analysis and sampling for residues of pesticides or veterinary drugs in food, the assessment of microbiological quality and safety in food, and the assessment of specifications for food additives; elaborates sampling plans and procedures, as may be required; considers specific sampling and analysis problems submitted to it by the Commission or any of its Committees; and defines procedures, protocols, guidelines or related texts for the assessment of food laboratory proficiency, as well as quality assurance systems for laboratories.

The 34th Session of the CCMAS met Budapest, Hungary, March 4-8, 2013. The U.S. Delegate's report of that session is available.

The next session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling will take place in Budapest, Hungary  from March 2-6, 2015. Upon availability, the agenda and committee documents can be accessed at http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.

Draft U.S. Positions for the 35th Session to be held March 3-7, 2014 in Budapest are also available. (PDF)

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Last Modified Mar 14, 2014