Codex Alimentarius Commission

Type: Organization
Name: Codex Alimentarius Commission
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

FAO norms likely to help India's Rice exports

The new norms adopted by Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) for rice exports are likely to hit the US giving space for India's rice exports. The UN food standards body the Codex Alimen..28 Jul 2014MUMBAI(Commodity Online): ... [Published CommodityOnline - 6 hours ago]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 3 reports

Public warned on cancer-causing toxic chemical in commercial rice

Share this:After the escalating prices of rice in the market, the consumers may now have to deal with another problem.At least two groups have raised concerns that the rice imported by the National Food Authority (NFA) and made available in the local ... [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

UN sets norms on arsenic levels in rice

New Delhi: Adopting new standards to protect consumer health worldwide, UN food standards body Codex Alimentarius Commission has set out maximum acceptable levels of lead in infant formula and of arsenic in rice.The Commission, jointly run by the United ... [Published The Week - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 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 - Jul 25 2014]
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 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

WHO-FAO Battling Foodborne Parasites Via Global Top 10 List, Report

News |July 17, 2014 /> Source: UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)Earlier this month, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) released a "Top 10" list identifying the foodborne parasites of greatest ... [Published Food Safety Magazine - Jul 18 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]

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"We feel now, as then, that this white rice ML is not expected to present a problem for U S -grown rice based on testing to date," said Langley.  "Of course no ML was established for brown rice and that is something that we'll continue to monitor and work on."
...to collect more than 31,500 signatures more than the number needed to qualify," said Sandeep Kaushik, campaign spokesman for Oregon Right to Know. "That is a powerful indication that Oregonians understand that protecting the profits of chemical conglomerates and agribusiness giants should not take precedence over the public's right to know what is in the food they eat and feed their families."
"Therefore, there will be a natural exit for the United States from the global rice market. This evacuated space may benefit India" says M P Jindal, president of the All India Rice Exporters Association (AIREA)
In an annual meeting held this week, FAO said, "The Commission adopted a recommendation that no moremore than 0.01 mg per kg of lead should be permitted in infant formula as consumed."

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FAO norms likely to help India's Rice exports [Published CommodityOnline - 6 hours ago]
Commission sets maximum level of arsenic in rice [Published Stuttgart Daily Leader - 18 hours ago]
OR: GMO Labeling Bill Makes Ballot [Published Daily Kos - Jul 27 2014]
Public warned on cancer-causing toxic chemical ... [Published Manila Bulletin - Jul 27 2014]
DA URGED ‘Test rice for toxic arsenic’ [Published Panay News - Jul 26 2014]
New FAO norms come as a shot in the arm for ric... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 26 2014]
UN sets norms on arsenic levels in rice [Published The Week - Jul 26 2014]
Use of Cancer-Causing Arsenic in Rice to be ... [Published MedIndia - Jul 25 2014]
Why Marc Gunther can't be trusted on GMOs [Published GMWatch.org - Jul 25 2014]
DA urged to test rice for toxic arsenic [Published Interaksyon - Jul 25 2014]
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]
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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