Codex Alimentarius Commission The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) is an intergovernmental body with over 170 members, within the framework of the Joint Food Standards Programme established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the purpose of protecting the health of consumers and ensuring fair practices in the food trade. The Commission also promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non governmental organizations. The Codex Alimentarius (Latin, meaning Food Law or Code) is the result of the Commission's work: a collection of internationally adopted food standards, guidelines, codes of practice and other recommendations. Member Countries of the Codex Alimentarius Commission Understanding the Codex Alimentarius, Third Edition Meetings Draft U.S. Positions For the 36th Session Of the Codex Alimentarius Commission on Jun 18, 2013 at Washington, DC 20250 Documents for Reference Reference Documents, 35th Session (PDF Only, unless otherwise noted) Document Number Subject Matter Agenda Item CX/CAC 12/35/1 Provisional Agenda 1 CX/CAC 12/35/2 Amendments to the Procedural Manual 3 CX/CAC 12/35/2-Add.1 CX/CAC 12/35/3 Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 8 of the Procedure (including those submitted at Step 5 with a recommendation to omit Steps 6 and 7 and at Step 5 of the Accelerated Procedure) 4 CX/CAC 12/35/3-Add.1 CX/CAC 12/35/3-Add.2 CX/CAC 12/35/5 Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5 5 CX/CAC 12/35/6-Rev. Comments on Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5 CX/CAC 12/35/7 Revocation of Existing Codex Standards and Related Texts 6 CX/CAC 12/35/8 Amendments to Codex Standards and Related Texts 8 CX/CAC 12/35/9 Proposals for the Elaboration of New Standards and Related Texts and for the Discontinuation of Work CX/CAC 12/35/10 Matters Referred to the Commission by Codex Committees and Task Forces 9 CX/CAC 12/35/10-Add.1 September 2011-March 2012 CX/CAC 12/35/10-Add.2 April-May 2012 CX/CAC 12/35/11 Strategic Planning of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 10(a) CX/CAC 12/35/12 Strategic Planning - Draft Codex Strategic Plan 2014-2019 10(b) CX/CAC 12/35/13 FAO/WHO Project and Trust Fund for Enhanced Participation in Codex 11(a) CX/CAC 12/35/13-Add. 1 Codex Trust Fund First Transitional Monitoring Report CX/CAC 12/35/14 Other Matters Arising from FAO and WHO 11(b) CX/CAC 12/35/14-Add.1 Capacity Development in Food Safety and Quality CX/CAC 12/35/15-Add.1 Availability of resources to FAO/WHO for risk assessments required for Codex work 12 CX/CAC 12/35/17 Election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons 14 CX/CAC 12/35/18 Designation of Countries Responsible for Appointing the Chairpersons of Codex Committees and Task Force 15 Documents for Information CAC/35 INF/2 Communication from OIE - CAC/35 INF/3 Report on Activities of the WTO SPS Committee and Other Relevant WTO Activities - CAC/35 INF/4 Communications from Standards and Trade Development Facility: STDF Overview - CAC/35 INF/5 Communication from OIV - CAC/35 INF/6 Communications from ISO - CAC/35 INF/7 Activities of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture Relevant to Codex Work - CAC/35 INF/8 FAO/WHO Side Events During the Commission - Conference Room Documents None at this time Related Information: Codex Executive Committee Delegate's Report of the 35th Session of the Commission, held July 2-7, 2102, Rome Italy Add your name to the mailing list of those interested in activities of the CAC or any of its subsidiary bodies.