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Europe: Codex members to meet on decisions


Members of the international food standards-setting body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, will meet at FAO in Rome this week.

They will be making decisions on:

– Guidelines for the control of Salmonella in beef and pork,

– Guidelines on food hygiene to control foodborne parasites,

– Nutrient reference values for nutrition labels on food packages,

– Standards on the safety of food additives, pesticide residues in food, and arsenic levels in rice,

– Revision of Codex’s General Principles of Food Hygiene, and

– Future work by Codex on antimicrobial resistance.

In addition, there will be side-events on whole genome sequencing and food safety and the global burden of foodborne diseases.