Food Law News - FAO/WHO/WTO/Codex - 2013
Codex Report, 18-22 February 2013
CODEX – Report of the 20th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
The Twentieth Session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems reached the following conclusions:
Matters for the 36th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Matters for adoption / approval
The Committee agreed to forward to the 36th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission:
- Draft and Proposed Draft Principles and Guidelines for National Food Control Systems (N06-2009) for adoption at Steps 8 and 5/8 (see para. 38 and Appendix II); and
- Draft amendments to Guidelines for the Exchange of Information in Food Safety Emergency Situations (CAC/GL 19-1995) for adoption (see para. 58 and Appendix III).
Matters of interest
- The Committee agreed to consider at its next session the amendments to the Guidelines for the Exchange of Information between Countries on Rejections of Imported food (CAC/GL 25-1997) to address animal feeding (see para. 60).
Matters referred to other Committees / Task Forces
Committee on Fish and Fishery Products (CCFFP)
- The Committee agreed to inform the CCFFP that section “Information exchange” of the Guidelines for Import Control System (CAC/GL 47-2003) (paragraphs 34 and 35) provided guidance on exchange of information between importing and exporting countries (see para. 11).
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