Chinese Delegation Attended 24th Session of Codex committee on Fats and Oil

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Consisting of experts from National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment and Import-Export Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, a Chinese delegation attended the 24th Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO), which was held in Melaka, Malaysia from 9 to 13 February 2015. Delegates from 40 Member countries, one Member organization and 5 international organizations participated the session. Active since its establishment in 1964, CCFO organizes meetings every two years.

During the plenary, Members reviewed the agenda items one by one and reached a consensus on three items, namely. The proposed draft standards for fish oils, amendments to the list of Acceptable Previous Cargoes, and voluntary application in Codex Standards will be forwarded to 38th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for final adoption.

The CCFO also agreed to new work on the revision of the Standard for Named Vegetable Oils and the Standard for Olive Oil and Olive Pomace Oil, which will be submitted to the 38th CAC for approval.

The CCFO requested comment and information on several items, including additional data on the fatty acids profiles for anchovy and krill oil of the proposed draft standard for fish oils and proposals for further amendments to the List of Acceptable Previous Cargoes.