ASIA Codex Initiative
To enhance Codex capacity in the Asian region.
The Asia Codex Initiative is a capacity building project aiming to enhance Codex competencies in the Asian region, to promote effective participation of the region’s delegations in international food standard setting activities; and, to, ultimately, maximize the reliance of Asian countries on Codex standards for the establishment of national food regulatory requirements.
The Asia Codex collaboration promotes:
- The development of communities of practice in targeted countries to facilitate effective preparation and contribution in Codex Technical Committees, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), and the Executive Committee, where relevant.
- The enhancement of national Codex capacities.
- The development of enablers for Codex work, availability of data and of information exchange tools, etc.
Expert Working Groups (EWGs)
The Asia Codex Project establishes Expert Working Groups (EWGs) to facilitate the analysis of Codex Technical Committee documentation, in support of the preparation of participation by Asia Codex delegations in such committees, including the development of national positions.
An EWG will be setup for select Codex Committees and composed of experts from the Asian region, specialized in Food Regulatory Science; and, possessing relevant Committee-specific experience.
Asia Codex News and Future Events
Codex coordination meetings
Dedicated to Countries in the Asia Region.
Day 1 – Supporting Documents
1. Codex National Program – Story of China
2. National Codex Programs – Experience of Japan
3. Codex in the Maldives
4. Outputs of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS)
5. Outputs of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH)
6. Outputs of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF)
7. Outputs of the Codex Committee on CCFA
8. Outputs of the Codex Committee on CCRVFD
9. Outputs of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU）
10. Sharing of the 47 th Session of Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL)
11. Outputs of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR)
Day 2 – Supporting Documents
12. Zilpaterol MRLs in Codex – Status Update
13. Zilpaterol – Review of International Risk Assessments (including JECFA assessments)
14. Enhancing Participation in Codex Activities – Developing National Positions
15. Speech of Ms. Gretchen Stanton, Secretary, WTO SPS Committee – CAC34 (2011)
16. Discussion of New Food Sources and Production Systems (CAC46)
Proposed Meeting Agenda (Including Zoom Details)
- Agenda Item 4 – Discussion of Analysis of Selected Agenda Items Related to CCFL47
- Review of CCFL47 Agenda: CX/FL 23/47/1
- CCFL47 Analysis of Agenda Items 5, 6, 7, 10: Summary Presentation
- Agenda Item 5 – Food Allergen Labelling: Analysis Document
- Agenda Items 6, 7 and 10: Analysis Document
- Agenda Item 6: Proposed draft Guidance on the Provision of Food Information for Prepackaged Foods to be Offered via e-commerce: Amendment to the General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods (supplementary text): CX/FL 23/47/6, CX/FL 23/47/6 Add.1 (country comments)
- Agenda Item 7: Proposed draft Guidelines on the Use of Technology to Provide Food Information: Amendment to the General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods
- Agenda Item 10: Labelling exemptions in emergency situations
A repository of proposed resources prepared by the Asia Codex Expert Working Group (EWG), for use by Codex partners and stakeholders in the region
to support their preparation and participation in Codex proceedings.
The documentation offers a review and analysis of the agenda items planned for discussion at Codex Committees and is intended for possible use by the Codex communities of practice promoted by GFoRSS, as part of its contribution to enhancing awareness and supporting effective participation in international food standard setting meetings (Codex meetings) by representatives from members and observers.
The analysis provided offers a factual review of agenda items, their background and a discussion of some considerations. This analysis is indicative in nature and does not represent an official position of the organizations mentioned above, their membership or their management.
This review is prepared as part of the Asia Codex Initiative.