UNDERSTANDING CODEX ALIMENTARIUS DR. G.O.OYEDIJI SPS SHORT COURSE U.I SEPT 27TH 2012 2 The Codex Alimentarius international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice contribute to the safety, quality and fairness of this international food trade Consumers can trust the safety and quality of the food products available for purchase in the market Importers can trust that the food they ordered meet the required specifications. NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION- AIMS DR. G.O.OYEDIJI SPS SHORT COURSE U.I SEPT 27TH 2012 3 TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF CONSUMERS AND ENSURE FAIR PRACTICES IN THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD TRADE (Codex Alimentarius is recognized by the WTO as an international reference point for the resolution of disputes concerning food safety and consumer protection)
CODEX REGULATIONS COVER ALL FOODS OF ANIMAL AND PLANT ORIGIN INCLUDING PRODUCTS AND BY PRODUCTS SPECIFIC CODES FOR DIFFERENT FOODS, INGREDIENTS ETC SPECIFIC CODES AND GUIDELINES FOR MITIGATING SPECIFIC FOOD BORNE HAZARDS SUCH AS AFLATOXIN, MICROBIOLOGICAL AGENTS ETC. RISK ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES ETC SPECIFIC CODES AND GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICES IN THE FOOD CHAIN
CODES AND MANUALS PREVENTION AND REDUCTION OF AFLATOXIN CONTAMINATION IN PEANUTS REDUCTION OF AFLATOXIN B1 IN RAW MATERIALS MAXIMUM RESIDUE LIMITS- PESTICIDES, ADDITIVES, VETERINARY DRUGS, CONTAMINANTS ETC VARIOUS STANDARD FOOD SAFETY REFERENCES
CODEX SPECIFIC CODES MEAT PRODUCTS FISH AND FISHERY PRODUCTS MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS FOODS FOR SPECIAL DIETARY USES (INCLUDING INFANT FORMULA & BABY FOODS) FRESH AND PROCESSED VEGETABLES, FRUITS AND FRUIT JUICES CEREALS AND DERIVED PRODUCTS, DRIED LEGUMES FATS, OILS AND DERIVED PRODUCTS SUCH AS MARGARINE MISCELLANEOUS FOOD PRODUCTS (CHOCOLATE, SUGAR, HONEY, MINERAL WATER.
CODES DR. G.O.OYEDIJI SPS SHORT COURSE U.I SEPT 27TH 2012 8 -Principles and Guidelines for the Conduct of Microbiological Risk Management (CAC/GL 63-2007) -Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance (CAC/GL 77-2011); -Principles and Guidelines for the Conduct of Microbiological Risk Assessment (CAC/GL 30-1999) -Code of Practice for Source Directed Measures to reduce Contamination of Food with Chemicals (CAC/RCP 49-2001) -Code of Hygienic Practice for Meat (CAC/RCP 58-2005) -Code of Hygienic Practice for Milk and Milk Products (CAC/RCP 57- 2004) -Code of Hygienic Practice for Eggs and Eggs Products (CAC/RCP 15- 1976)
JOINT CODEX FAO/WHO ADHOC COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL FEEDING CURRENTLY WORKING ON GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR PRIORTIZING HAZARDS IN ANIMAL FEEDING MYCOTOXINS ARE LISTED AS HAZARDS TRANSFERABLE THROUGH ANIMAL FEED VIA EDIBLE ANIMAL PRODUCTS
IMPORTANT LINKS DR. G.O.OYEDIJI SPS SHORT COURSE U.I SEPT 27TH 2012 10 (http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/micro/riskanalysis06.pdf)http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/micro/riskanalysis06.pdf -OIE Guide to Good Farming Practices for Animal Production Food Safety (FAO/OIE 2009; (http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Food_Safety/docs/pdf/GGFP.pdf, http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i0482t/i0482t00.pdf) Useful information on assessing relevance to human health is given in -WHO 2009. Principles and Methods for the Risk Assessment of Chemicals in Food (IPCS Environmental Health Criteria 240). ISBN 978 92 4 157240 8. WHO, Geneva, 2009. (http://whqlibdoc.who.int/ehc/). and in reports and monographs from international bodies including -Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) (http://www.who.int/foodsafety/chem/jecfa/publications/en/)http://www.who.int/foodsafety/chem/jecfa/publications/en/ -Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) (http://www.who.int/foodsafety/chem/jmpr/en/),http://www.who.int/foodsafety/chem/jmpr/en/ -Joint FAO/WHO expert meetings on microbiological risk assessment (JEMRA) (http://www.who.int/foodsafety/micro/jemra/en/)http://www.who.int/foodsafety/micro/jemra/en/ -WHO International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) (http://www.inchem.org/)http://www.inchem.org/ -WHO Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICAD) (http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/)http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/ and/or in the scientific literature.