India Joins Executive Committee of Codex Alimentarius Commission

  • India has been unanimously elected as a member representing the Asian region in the Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).
  • During the 46th meeting at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy
  • Executive Committee is an important arm of the CAC and the member countries have a considerable interest in getting its membership.
  • India would get an opportunity to contribute substantially to the International standard-setting process for different food product categories.
  • It will be involved in the decision-making process.
  • India’s initiative for establishing global standards for millet was acknowledged by the Commission and supported by the member countries.

Executive Committee:

  • It supports the management of the Commission’s programme of standards development by conducting a critical review of proposals to undertake work and monitors the progress of standards development.
  • It comprises of the Chair, three vice Chairs, six regional coordinators and seven elected representatives from the various geographical regions of Codex.
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