Codex Alimentarius Commission

Type: Organization
Name: Codex Alimentarius Commission
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

DA urged to test rice for toxic arsenic

InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5MANILA, Philippines -- An environment watchdog has urged the Department of Agriculture to immediately test locally grown and imported rice for possible arsenic content following the findings of international ... [Published Interaksyon - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

UN Sets Max On Lead in Infant Formula, Arsenic in Rice

In a move that may change how some businesses operate, the UN FAO and WHO have established maximum limits for lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice. Through the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the two organizations have set a limit of no more than ... [Published Nutritional Outlook - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 4 reports

- Codex sets max acceptable level of lead in baby food & arsenic in rice

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, the United Nations’ food standards body, adopted new standards to protect consumer health worldwide, including setting the maximum acceptable levels of lead in infant formula and of arsenic in rice.Jointly run by the ... [Published FnBnews.com - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 8 reports

Codex sets new maximum levels for lead and arsenic

With the safety of infant formula and Asia’s reliance on rice never far from the headlines, the United Nations body responsible for food standards has now set new acceptable levels of lead in the former and arsenic in the region’s biggest crop.The Codex ... [Published FoodNavigator-Asia.com - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 3 reports

Governments agree to rein in veterinary drugs in food

The Codex Alimentarius Commission -- the top global decision-making body for food standards -- made a raft of recommendations at its ongoing annual meeting in Geneva, Angelika Tritscher, the UN’s food safety coordinator, told AFP.While often complex, ... [Published Business World - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

EFSA declares Sunset Yellow safe and ups ADI

Current industry uses of food additive Sunset Yellow FCF (E 110) are not a safety concern, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which has upped the acceptable daily intake for the color.EFSA’s Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources ... [Published Confectionery News - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Switzerland to chair the Codex Alimentarius Commission

Awilo Ochieng Pernet will chair the CAC for the next three years. She has already been working for Codex Alimentarius for the past 15 years and is committed to its mission of making safe food available to all. From 1993 to 2013, Awilo Ochieng Pernet, ... [Published Noodls - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Group seeks to block EU from granting exclusive use of ‘havarti’

The Consortium for Common Food Names is urging the European Union to deny a geographical indication (GI) proposal that would give Denmark exclusive use to the term “havarti.”“We expect the European Commission to do the right thing, and respect the common ... [Published Food Engineering - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Brazil - Label of...

Description of content: Draft resolution that adopts provisions on the mandatory declaration in the label of packaged food, of recognized sources of food allergies or food intolerances in sensitive persons.This resolution applies to food, ingredients, ... [Published Food & Beverage Online - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Ministry Seeks Int'l Standard for Samgyetang, Makgeolli

The government will seek global standardization for its traditional chicken stew called samgyetang and its rice wine known as makgeolli.The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs says it will send a draft application to the Codex Coordinating ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

S. Korea moves to bring traditional dish to global standards

, June 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will work to bring a traditional dish and beverage to international standards, a move aimed at boosting their outbound shipments, the government said Wednesday.The move comes after the United States allowed imports of ... [Published MCOT - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Government Pursuing Certification For Organic Products

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaica is currently, for the first time, seeking certification for organic production, which will be internationally recognised.This was disclosed by State Minister for Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, ... [Published CaribSeek - Jun 25 2014]

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"Arsenic is an environmental contaminant. It occurs naturally and is taken up by plants from the water and soil when they're growing, in particular rice" said World Health Organization food safety coordinator Angelika Tritscher
Gunther claims, "Since that letter five years ago, those scientists have gotten access to genetically modified seeds for research purposes. In fact, Monsanto, the bête noire of anti-GMO activists, had actually already made its seeds available to independent researchers before the letter was written."

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Use of Cancer-Causing Arsenic in Rice to be ... [Published MedIndia - 6 hours ago]
Why Marc Gunther can't be trusted on GMOs [Published GMWatch.org - 14 hours ago]
DA urged to test rice for toxic arsenic [Published Interaksyon - 19 hours ago]
Imported rice feared to contain arsenic [Published Manila Times - Jul 24 2014]
Israeli Professor: Rape Palestinian Sisters and... [Published Global Research - Jul 23 2014]
UN tightens regulation on lead in infant formul... [Published Dairy Reporter - Jul 22 2014]
UN strengthens norms on lead in infant formula,... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 22 2014]
UN Sets Max On Lead in Infant Formula, Arsenic ... [Published Nutritional Outlook - Jul 22 2014]
Pork tapeworm "of greatest concern" [Published MRCVS.co.uk - Jul 21 2014]
Producers of pigs picking fight amid European t... [Published McClatchy DC - Jul 21 2014]
Codex once again discusses biotoxin standards i... [Published Fish Information & Services - Jul 21 2014]
UN body sets new standards for milk, rice [Published Business Mirror - Jul 21 2014]
Western Media Deception, New Information and Qu... [Published Global Research - Jul 19 2014]
- Codex sets max acceptable level of lead in ba... [Published FnBnews.com - Jul 19 2014]
UN caps levels of arsenic in rice, lead in infa... [Published Institute of Food Technologists - Jul 19 2014]
WHO-FAO Battling Foodborne Parasites Via Global... [Published Food Safety Magazine - Jul 18 2014]
CAC Offers Lessons To Be Learned In Understandi... [Published Food Online - Jul 18 2014]
Africa: UN Strengthens Regulations On Lead in I... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 18 2014]
UN Strengthens Regulations on Lead in Infant Fo... [Published TVNewsCheck - Jul 18 2014]
Pork tapeworm no.1 in top 10 list of foodborne ... [Published Pig Progress - Jul 18 2014]
Codex sets new maximum levels for lead and arsenic [Published FoodNavigator-Asia.com - Jul 17 2014]
Governments agree to stem cancer-causing arseni... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 17 2014]
*UN Sets Limits on Cancer-Causing Arsenic in Rice [Published Saudi Press Agency - Jul 17 2014]
UN sets limits on cancercausing arsenic in rice [Published BioPortfolio - Jul 17 2014]
New food standards adopted to protect consumers [Published United Nations Multimedia - Jul 17 2014]
Codex Alimentarius Adopts New Food Safety Recom... [Published Intellectual Property Watch - Jul 17 2014]
UN sets limits on cancer-causing arsenic in rice [Published News.net - Jul 17 2014]
World: UN strengthens regulations on lead in in... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 17 2014]
UN strengthens regulations on lead in infant fo... [Published Ein News - Jul 17 2014]
Governments agree to rein in veterinary drugs i... [Published Business World - Jul 16 2014]
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World: UN strengthens regulations on lead in in... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 17 2014]
Source: Food and Agriculture OrganizationCountry: World Joint FAO-WHO Codex Alimentarius Committee sets new food safety standards 17 July 2014, Geneva - UN food standards body the Codex Alimentarius Commission this week adopted new standards to protect ...
World: Multicriteria-based ranking for risk man... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 02 2014]
Source: World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture OrganizationCountry: World “Top Ten” list of food-borne parasites released New guidelines being developed to control parasites in food 1 July 2014, Rome - A "Top Ten" list identifying the food-borne ...
Setting the standards: who regulates Australian... [Published GMO Pundit a.k.a. David Tribe - Jun 24 2014]
By David Tribe , University of MelbourneIn this second instalment of GM in Australia – a series looking at the facts, ethics, regulations and research into genetically modified crops – David Tribe walks us through the bodies responsible for GM policy ...
SGS Announces China New Publication of National... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Mar 15 2014]
Shanghai, China, March 15, 2014 --( PR.com )-- New National Food Safety Standard in China The new Chinese standard sets limits for pathogens in food and is an important part of the foundation of food safety standards. The purpose of this new standard ...
Iceland vs EU bullying: the Viking shows what '... [Published Mail Online - Euroseptic: Mary Ellen Synon in B ... - Jul 17 2013]
I wasn't going to run my column in the Irish Daily Mail last Monday, because I'd reckoned it was too much just on Irish affairs. But yesterday I was lucky enough to be at the press conference at the European Commission for the prime minister of Iceland, ...
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