Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses

The next Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) session will be held in South Africa from November 3 to 7, 2008. In addition, a working group will meet on November 1 to discuss agenda items on the Scientific Basis of Health Claims, Nutrient Reference Values, and any other matters related to the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health which are under consideration by the CCNFSDU. The agenda for the upcoming session will be posted at the following web address, along with reference documents on each agenda item as they become available:

CCNFSDU documents for certain agenda items are also available on the U.S. Codex Office Web site at:

A Codex circular letter recently requested comments on the draft nutritional risk analysis principles and guidelines. U.S. interested parties are invited to submit comments to the CCNFSDU U.S. delegate for consideration in preparing U.S. comments by September 2, 2008. The mail-box for submission of these comments is

In addition, USDA and FDA are sponsoring a public meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on the agenda items that will be discussed at the next CCNFSDU session and on draft U.S. positions. The public meeting will be held in the Auditorium (1A003), Food and Drug Administration, Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. To gain admittance to this meeting, individuals are required to pre-register by sending -Your Name - Organization - Mailing address - Phone number - E-mail address to this e-mail address ( ) by September 17, 2008.

Codex General Standard for Food Additives

The updated version of the "Codex General Standard for Food Additives" (GSFA) Online, incorporating the outcome of the 31st Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, is now available on Codex website in English, French, Spanish and Chinese (new).

La version mise à jour du GSFA Online, incluant les résultats de la trente-et-unième réunion de la Commission du Codex Alimentarius, est maintenant disponible sur le site web du Codex en anglais, français, espagnol et chinois (nouveau).

La versión actualizada de GSFA Online, que incluye los resultados de la 31a reunión de la Comisión del Codex Alimentarius, está ahora disponible en el sito web del Codex en inglés, francés, español y chino (novedad)





International Portal on Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health

The International Portal on Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health (IPFSAPH) announced the launch of its new website, which has been extensively redesigned to incorporate new functionality and make it easier for users to search for official SPS Agreement related information. Although the website address remains the same (, additional functionality includes RSS newsfeeds on particular topics and a more intuitive and easier to use advanced search option. With over 35,000 records, new data sets recently incorporated into include WTO's SPS Information Management System (containing all WTO trade notifications and concerns) and IAEA's Clearance of Irradiated Foods Database.

Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables 15-19 September

Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables

24th Session, Washington, D.C., USA, 15-19 September 2008


The provisional agenda and working documents for this and all other upcoming Codex meetings are available from the following meetings page: