Logo loader Letter loader

The Commission of Codex Alimentarious

The Codex Alimentarius Commission is comprised of government bodies coming together from all over the world within the Food and Agriculture Organisation in the United Nations.  The Food and Drug Organisation and the World Health Organisation formed Codex Alimentarius standards in nineteen sixty-three to create an international food standard to protect consumers' health and regulate food trades.  The members make informed, science-driven recommendations in the form of standards and Codex Alimentarius guidelines for the safety and quality of food products. They regulate food hygiene, microbiological safety levels, food additives, pesticides, chemical contaminations, and veterinary foods, and drugs. They have become the largest form of reference for the international food trade, food processors, and manufacturers, national food controllers, and consumers that have global participation. They coordinate all food standards of international governmental and public health organizations across the globe. 

Codex Alimentarius Guidelines on Food Hygiene
Codex Alimentarius standards cover the hygiene and microbiological bacteria of food products. In their most recent meeting, they developed a couple of new Codex Alimentarius guidelines that will have astounding effects on the health of consumers. They looked at two specific microbiological bacteria’s which were general foodborne parasites and Salmonella in domestic and wild animal meats such as pork and beef.

Salmonella causes serve diseases and costs the world billions of dollars a year in treatments. The Codex Alimentarius guidelines suggest controlling Salmonella in all meat and poultry products by educating and developing better manufacturing practices, interventions to decrease spreading, and training across the supply chain of food products to reduce Salmonella outbreaks.

Foodborne parasites in general cause hundreds if not thousands of deaths every year and produce upwards of twenty million different diseases and illnesses. The Codex Alimentarius standards focus on food products that are produced, manufactured, harvested, and consumed globally with extra scrutiny on the most deadly food borne parasites.

Codex Alimentarius Standards Focus
The main goal of the Codex Alimentarius Standards is to provide food preparations, production, and processing recommendations to governmental agencies and public health organizations around the world, with safe practices and procedures to give consumers safer food products. Guidelines were put in place to support consumer protection policies and advise on food safety to help develop national healthy food plans and policies for governing bodies all over the world.

The protection of consumer’s health is important in any country of the world and the recommendations of the Codex Alimentarius standards help create a unified front while fighting food-borne pathogens and regulation of the international food trade. Different countries have different food products and cultures and could unknowingly introduce parasites or chemical compounds to other countries without even being aware, so direct enforcement of international food trading is extremely important in today’s world. Consumer’s health will always be the main focus of the Codex Alimentarius guidelines in terms of their regulations and policies when dealing with food products. 
characters remaining
No comments yet! Why don't you be the first?