Extract from the Report of the 15th Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia, Seoul , Korea , 21 - 24 November 2006 (See http://www.codexalimentarius.net/download/report/664/al30_15e.pdf )
The Codex Contact Point is located in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The composition of the National Codex Committee includes all relevant ministries and all concerned stakeholders, including the industry and representatives from the consumer organizations, who participate and contribute in examining the working documents and in finalizing the comments of India . A website of the NCC is also maintained.
India has harmonized Indian standards taking into consideration the Codex standards, Codes and Guidelines, wherever available. The standards have been harmonized in the following areas: general provisions for food additives, fish and fishery products, sugar, confectionery, chewing gums, bubble gums, labelling provisions, definition of infant food and infant milk substitutes, good manufacturing practices. However, India is having difficulties with the implementation these standards due to constant need for laboratories to keep pace with advancement in analytical techniques.
Information last updated - January 2007