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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)

Gerald G Sander

Subject(s):
Subsidiary organs of international organizations — Practice and procedure of international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The main goal of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (‘CAC’) is to define international standards, codes of practice, and other guidelines and recommendations concerning agricultural and fishery products, foodstuffs, food additives, food contaminants, animal feed and the residues of veterinary products and pesticides, food labelling, inspection and certification systems, analysis and sampling methods, ethics and good farming practice codes, and food hygiene practices. Therefore the work of the CAC has enormous relevance to the international food trade. 2 The CAC...
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