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30 March 2018 — Safety and Health

The OIV participates to the 50th Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA)

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The president of the OIV, Monika Christmann and the OIV Scientific Coordinator, Jean-Claude Ruf, have participated to the 50th session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) which took place in Xiamen (P.R. China) from 26 to 30 March 2018.

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This meeting allowed to follow the various topics covered by the Codex Alimentarius, but also to consolidate relations with the Codex Alimentarius secretariat, and in particular with Tom Heilland, secretary of the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

In parallel of the session, the President and the OIV Scientific coordinator have discussed with different national delegation members or non-members of the OIV regarding different issues.

Among the technical issues, the CCFA has endorsed different decisions in particular regarding the specifications of microcrystalline cellulose. In addition the Joint Expert Committee of Food Additive (JECFA) has reported its works on tentative specifications on oenological tannins, metatartaric acid and yeats mannoproteins. In addition a safety assessment of potassium polyaspartate has been included in the work programme of the JECFA.

President of the OIV, Monika Christmann

For more technical information, please consult the enclosed document