The United Nations food standards body, the Codex Alimentarius
Commission, is holding a hybrid session on November 21-25, 2022, to
adoptfood safetyand quality standards. The Commission is a joint
initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). It is tasked to
protect consumer health and ensure fair practices in the food trade.
The new guidelines adopted in the meeting were about
ready-to-usetherapeuticfoods, management of biological food-borne
outbreaks, and maximum levels for aflatoxins in cereals. Revisions in
the standard for sunflower seed oil and food hygiene were also adopted.