Food Law News - FAO/WHO/WTO/Codex - 2011
17-21 October 2011
Nineteenth Session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems, Cairns, Australia
The Nineteenth Session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems reached the following conclusions:
Matters for the 35th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Matters for adoption / approval
- Proposed draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5 of the Procedure
- The Committee agreed to forward the Introduction, Sections 1 to 3 of the Principles and guidelines for national food control systems (N06-2009) to the Commission for adoption at Step 5 (see para. 46 and Appendix II).
Matters of interest
The Committee agreed:
(i) That more reflection was necessary on how to address feed in CCFICS texts related to emergency (see para. 7); and
(ii) To return Section 4 of the Principles and guidelines for national food control systems (N06-2009) to Step 2 for revision by a pWG, circulation for comments at Step 3 and further consideration at its 20th Session (see para. 46);
Matters referred to other Committees / Task Forces
Committee on Fish and Fishery Products (CCFFP)
- The Committee agreed that it was premature to consider the inclusion of the CCFFP proposal to review the Generic Model Official Certificate (Annex to CAC/GL 38-2001) and that the issue of attestation could be considered in a more holistic in the future (see para. 11).
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