International Food Risk Analysis Journal publishes conference proceedings on Codex Alimentarius Commission's special session in China

July 7, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the International Food Risk Analysis Journal (IFRAJ) has just published online the Proceedings of the Special Session on Codex of the China International Food Safety and Quality Conference.

This issue covers a special session dedicated to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), organized as part of the CIFSQ, held in Beijing, from 6-7 November 2013.

To read online or download for free the conference proceedings, please click here.

The special Codex session gathered key opinion leaders and contributors to Codex from around the world and particularly from the Asia-Pacific Region. It aimed at highlighting the accomplishments of the Codex Alimentarius Commission over the past 50 years as the preeminent food standard setting body internationally, its future challenges and areas of focus. The session also highlighted the critical nature of the availability of scientific advice delivered by the expert advisory bodies to Codex led by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, as well as the importance of availability of data from countries and organizations to inform the development of such scientific advice. The session discussed the contribution of scientific and regulatory institutions in the region and elsewhere to generate and foster the availability of scientific information critical to standard setting domestically and internationally.

The organiser of the special session at CIFSQ and the Editor of this issue dedicated to Codex standards is Samuel Godefroy, Director General, Food Directorate, Health Canada - the International Food Risk Analysis journal's Editor-in-Chief.

The journal is currently in its 4th Volume and targets food safety and nutrition regulators, public health officials, and food industry experts. Journal articles, novel food research and food risk analysis communications are available to be read and downloaded for free both in English and French via the journal’s official page.