Food Law News - FAO/WHO/WTO/Codex - 2010

Codex Report (ALINORM 10/33/11), 1-5 February 2010

CODEX – Report of the Committee on Milk and Milk Products (9th Session), Auckland, New Zealand

The Ninth Session of the Codex Committee on Milk and Milk Products reached the following conclusions:

Matters for the Codex Alimentarius Commission

Matters for Adoption / Approval

Draft and Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 8 and 5/8 of the Procedure

Other matters for adoption

The Committee agreed to forward to the Commission for adoption:


The Committee agreed to recommend to the Commission the revocation of

Discontinuation on work

The Committee agreed to discontinue work on the proposed draft Standard for Processed Cheese (see para. 41).

Adjournment sine die

The Committee agreed to propose to the 33rd Session of the Commission to adjourn the Committee sine die until such a time as the Commission would require it to undertake new work (see para. 111).

Matters of Interest

Reference to voluntary application of provisions in Codex Commodity standards

The Committee agreed to retain the annexes / appendices in all 13 standards for milk and milk products and to amend their title and the introductory paragraph (see para. 17).

Matters referred to other Committees / Task Forces

Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL)

The Committee agreed that nutrition claims in standards for milk and milk products would not benefit from horizontal guidance developed by CCFL on this matter (see para. 24);

Committee on Food Additives (CCFA)

The Committee agreed to request the CCFA to consider additions/changes to the Class Names and International Numbering System (CAC/GL 36-1989) (see paras 71 and 73); and to provide to the CCFA the clarification concerning lycopenes (see para. 75).

Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS)

The Committee recommended that the CCFICS take into account the specificities of the Model Export Certificate for Milk and Milk Products in any future revision of the Generic Model Official Certificate (Annex to the Guidelines for Design, Production, Issuance and Use of Generic Official Certificate (CAC/GL 38-2001)) (see para. 94).

Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS)

The Committee forwarded recommendations to the CCMAS concerning the revision of the Guidelines on Measurement Uncertainties (see para. 109).

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