Codex Alimentarius grants MoniQA Association Observer Status

After the 77th Session of the Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CCEXEC77) had reviewed the application of the MoniQA Association for observer status with Codex, CCEXC77 recommended that the Directors-General of FAO and WHO grant observer status to the MoniQA Association.

On 29 October 2019 Roland Poms, Secretary General of MoniQA Association, was officially informed that MoniQA Association has been granted observer status to Codex as an International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). As an international network of food safety and food quality professionals, we can now more directly interact with committees and working groups at the Codex Alimentarius Commission. We will continue our work providing knowledge and tools to assure safety and quality of foods on a global basis and now also contributing to the work of Codex Alimentarius, the joint programme of FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization) and WHO (World Health Organization) of the UN (United Nations).

The Codex Alimentarius, or "Food Code" is a collection of standards, guidelines and codes of practice adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The Commission, also known as CAC, is the central part of the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme and was established by FAO and WHO to protect consumer health and promote fair practices in food trade.

Codex standards ensure that food is safe and can be traded. The 188 Codex members have negotiated science-based recommendations in all areas related to food safety and quality. Codex food safety texts are a reference in WTO trade disputes.

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