Food safety

Codex Trust Fund

Background

The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1962 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish international standards for food to protect the health of consumers and to ensure fair practices in the food trade.

In 2002 FAO and WHO recognized that developing countries and countries with economies in transition were not participating fully in the work of the CAC. In response the Director-Generals of WHO and FAO launched the FAO/WHO Project and Fund for Enhanced Participation in Codex (Codex Trust Fund) on 14 February 2003 with the objective of helping developing and transition economy countries enhance their level of effective participation in the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

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