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Lists last updated: 04 June 2022
CODEX ALIMENTARIUS RESOURCES
The Codex Alimentarius, or “Food Code,” is a collection of voluntary internationally recognised standards, guidelines and codes of practice relating to food, food production, food labelling, and food safety.
Popular Codex Alimentarius Guidelines
The list below provides links to the most popular Codex Alimentarius GUIDELINES.
General Guidelines on Claims
Guidelines on Nutrition Labelling
Guidelines for Simple Evaluation of Dietary Exposure to Food Additives
General Principles for the Addition of Essential Nutrients to Foods
Guide for the Microbiological Quality of Spices and Herbs Used in Processed Meat and Poultry Products
Guidelines Procedures for the Visual Inspection of Lots of Canned Foods for Unacceptable Defects
Principles and Guidelines for the Exchange of Information in Food Safety Emergency Situations
Guidelines for Use of Nutrition and Health Claims
General Guidelines for Use of the Term “Halal”
Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods
Recommended Methods of Sampling for the Determination of Pesticide Residues for Compliance with MRLs
Portion of Commodities to which Maximum Residues Limits Apply and which is Analyzed
Model Certificate for Fish and Fishery Products
General Guidelines on Sampling
Guidelines for Packing Media for Canned Fruits
Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements
Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Listeria Monocytogenes in Foods
Principles and Guidelines for the Conduct of Microbiological Risk Management (MRM)
Guidelines for the Use of Flavourings
Guidelines for the Design and Implementation of National Regulatory Food Safety Assurance Programmes Associated with the Use of Veterinary Drugs in Food-Producing Animals
Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Pathogenic Vibrio Species in Seafood
Guidelines for Risk Analysis of Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance
Guidelines for the Control of Campylobacter and Salmonella in Chicken Meat
Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Viruses in Food
Principles and Guidance on the Selection of Representative Commodities for the Extrapolation of Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides to Commodity Groups
Guidelines for the Control of Nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. in Beef and Pork Meat
Guidelines on the Application of General Principles of Food Hygiene to the Control of Foodborne Parasites
Guidelines on integrated monitoring and surveillance of foodborne antimicrobial resistance
Popular Codex Alimentarius Codes of Practice
The list below provides links to the most popular Codex Alimentarius CODES OF PRACTICE.
General Principles of Food Hygiene
Code of Hygienic Practice for Canned Fruit and Vegetable Products
Code of Practice for the Processing and Handling of Quick Frozen Foods
Code of Practice for Radiation Processing of Food
Code of Hygienic Practice for Low and Acidified Low Acid Canned Foods
Code of Hygienic Practice for Collecting, Processing and Marketing of Natural Mineral Waters
Code of Practice for the Storage and Transport of Edible Fats and Oils in Bulk
Code of Hygienic Practice for Precooked and Cooked Foods in Mass Catering
Code of Practice for Packaging and Transport of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Code of Hygienic Practice for Refrigerated Packaged Foods with Extended Shelf Life
Code of Hygienic Practice for the Transport of Food in Bulk and Semi-Packed Food
Code of Hygienic Practice for Bottled / Packaged Drinking Waters (Other than Natural Mineral Waters)
Code of Practice for Fish and Fishery Products
Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Code of Hygienic Practice for Milk and Milk Products
Code of Hygienic Practice for Meat
Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Inorganic Tin Contamination in Canned Foods
Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance
Code of Hygienic Practice for Powdered Formulae for Infants and Young Children
Code of Hygienic Practice for Low-Moisture Foods
Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Mycotoxins in Spices
Code of Practice on Food Allergen Management for Food Business Operators
Popular Codex Alimentarius Standards
The list below provides links to the most popular Codex Alimentarius STANDARDS.
General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods
Standard for Honey
Standard for Special Dietary Foods with Low-Sodium Content (Including Salt Substitutes)
Standard for Infant Formula and Formulas for Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants
Standard for Canned Baby Foods
Standard for Processed Cereal-Based Foods for Infants and Young Children
Standard for Luncheon Meat
General Standard for Irradiated Foods
General Standard for the Labelling of Food Additives when sold as such
Standard for Natural Mineral Waters
General Standard for the Labelling of and Claims for Prepackaged Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Standard for Food Grade Salt
General Standard for Vegetable Protein Products (VPP)
General Standard for Soy Protein Products
Standard for Labelling of and Claims for Foods for Special Medical Purposes
General Standard for Food Additives
General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed
General Standard for Bottled / Packaged Drinking Waters (Other Than Natural Mineral Waters)
Recommended Methods of Analysis and Sampling
General Methods of Analysis for Food Additives
OTHER GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES
Other useful Food Safety and Quality guidelines and resources.
WHO (World Health Organization)
World Health Organization’s food safety page.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) – USA
CDC’s food safety page. You will find a lot of valuable resources on this page.
CDC’s A-Z index of foodborne illnesses. Everything you need to know about the bacteria, viruses and parasites that may affect Food Safety
EFFoST (The European Federation of Food Science and Technology)
EFFoST PUBLICATIONS. EFFoST issues three scientific journals in collaboration with the academic publishing house Elsevier: Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, Trends in Food Science & Technology and Food Control. (PLEASE NOTE: Paid journals)
EFFoST FREE ONLINE MAGAZINE: TASTE OF SCIENCE. The magazine is about innovation in the food industry.
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) – USA
FDA FOOD SAFETY A TO Z REFERENCE GUIDE: A comprehensive user-friendly Food Safety reference guide from the FDA
European Commission’s food safety resources page.
European Commission’s oceans and fisheries resources page.