Food safety

37th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission - Geneva , 14-18 July

Established by FAO and WHO, Codex is the UN food standards body charged with protecting health and ensuring fair practices in food trade.

Why is participating in the Codex Alimentarius Commission important for countries?
2014 marks the 10th operational year of the Codex Trust Fund. The Codex Trust Fund interview project gives views from around the world on changes in countries and in the Codex process as a result of increased participation.

All people need food, each and every day

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Unsafe food causes many diseases, ranging from diarrhoeal diseases to various forms of cancer. A safe food supply supports economy, trade and tourism, contributes to food and nutrition security, and stimulates sustainable development.

WHO works to make food safe and nutritious all over the world.

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