Codex Alimentarius

The North American nutritional markets for omega-3s stabilized during 2017. Image: © Getty Images / redstallion

Guest article

The Year in Omega-3s

By Adam Ismail, Executive Director, GOED

Optimism and uncertainty seemed to define the omega-3 universe in 2017, which may seem strange since these two attributes are seemingly at opposite ends of an emotional spectrum. However, when an industry has gone through the type of turbulence the omega-3...

IFT 2017: Clean label moves beyond the ingredients list

IFT 2017 part two: Clean label moves beyond the ingredients list

By Elaine Watson

'Clean label' used to be about ousting artificial (or artificial-sounding) ingredients from food labels, but is beginning to move beyond what must be declared on the ingredients list to cover incidental additives, pesticide residues, and animal...

FSIS: A science-based approach to preventing trichinella has

US toughens meat law on thermally processed meat

By Oscar Rousseau

The US government is planning to “consolidate and streamline” existing pork and poultry laws to remove outdated trichinae controls and integrate policy on thermally processed meat.

The USDA’s Jamie L. Whitten building (above) will be the site of a public meeting to provide information and seek comments on the next CCMAS session.

Global discussion on methods of analysis and sampling

USDA, FDA to host public meeting ahead of Codex committee session

By Heidi Parsons

Two federal agencies will hold a public meeting in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2015, to offer information and receive comments on the 36th Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS). 

The NPPC said it hoped the guidelines would remove some of the costly burden faced by US pork exporters

Pork producers see success with Trichinella guidelines

By Georgi Gyton

The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) has agreed to draft guidelines for the control of Trichinella spp in pork, marking a major victory for the US pork industry, according to the National Pork Producers’ Council (NPPC).

Is Codex doing enough?

Is Codex doing enough?

Codex Alimentarius fails consumer organisations, claims a leading
consumer group, but ongoing Codex action and work accomplished
suggests the UN-backed body is doing much good for food safety and


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