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Organización
Solicitud de información y estado
Identificación del registro
15828
Situación
Publicado
Fecha de creación
2006-08-23 14:16 UTC (philippe.leblond@cbd.int)
Fecha de la última actualización
2010-11-26 15:03 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-11-26 15:03 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)

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General information
Name of the Organization
EN
Codex Alimentarius Commission (Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme)
Coordinates
Coordinates
Codex Alimentarius Commission (Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome
Italia, 00100
Phone:+39 06 5 7051
Fax:+39 06 5705 4593
Email:Codex@fao.org
Url:Codex Alimentarius Commission
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • Organización intergubernamental (OIG)
Thematic areas
Seguridad ambiental, alimento humano y animal
Movimiento transfronterizo (importación/exportación)
Salud humana
Evaluación del Riesgo y Gestión del Riesgo
Organization’s profile
EN
The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1962 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme. The main purposes of this Programme are protecting the health of consumers and ensuring fair practices in the food trade, and promoting coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Details of Codex are available from:
Understanding the Codex Alimentarius
http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/y7867e/y7867e00.htm
Linked organizations
World Health Organization (WHO)
Avenue Appia 20
Geneva
Suiza, 1202
Phone:+41 22 791 21 11
Fax:+41 22 791 31 11
Email:info@who.int,DGOffice@who.int
Url:World Health Organization (WHO)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) - Biotechnology
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome
Italia, 00153
Phone:+39 (0) 6 57051
Fax:+39 (0) 6 570 53152
Email:biotech-website@fao.org,FAO-HQ@fao.org,Official-Correspondence-Group@fao.org
Url:Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) - Biotechnology
Contact person
Mr. Alan Randell
Secretary
Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme
Codex Alimentarius Commission
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome
Italia, 00100
Phone:+39 06 570 51
Fax:+39 06 570 54593
Email:codex@fao.org
Url:http://www.codexalimentarius.net
Additional Information
Additional Information
EN
The Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods derived from Biotechnology was re-established by the decision of the 27th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 2004 and is to accomplish its work within the five-year period.
The Task Force, at its Sixth Session, will discuss the following texts:
• Proposed Draft Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Animals (CL 2006/27-FBT); and
• Proposed Draft Annex (scoping document) to the Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Plants: Food Safety Assessment of Food Derived from Recombinant-DNA Plants Modified for Nutritional or Health Benefit (CX/FBT 06/6/5).
The Provisional Agenda and working documents of the Sixth Session of the Task Force Biotechnology (to be held in Chiba, Japan, 27 November - 1 December 2006) is available from the Codex website: http://www.codexalimentarius.net/

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, through the work of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods derived from Biotechnology (1999-2003), developed and adopted one risk analysis document "Principles for the Risk Analysis of Foods derived from Modern Biotechnology" and two safety assessment guidelines: "Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods derived from Recombinant-DNA Plants"; "Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods produced using Recombinant-DNA Microorganisms". These documents were adopted by the Commission in July 2003 as final texts, and have been used by a number of countries as international reference.
(a)  Codex Principles for Risk Analysis of Foods derived from Modern Biotechnology (CAC/GL 44-2003)
 An overarching framework for undertaking risk analysis on the safety and nutritional aspect of foods derived from biotechnology
(b)  Codex Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Plants (CAC/GL 45-2003)
 A guideline, based on the above principles, for conducting safety assessments specifically for foods derived from recombinant-DNA plants
(c)  Codex Guideline for the Conduct of Food Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Recombinant-DNA Microorganisms (CAC/GL 46-2003)
 A guideline, based on the principles, for conducting safety assessments specifically for foods derived from recombinant-DNA microorganisms