The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice. The main purposes of this programme are to protect the health of consumers, ensure fair trade practices in the food trade, and promote the coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organisations.

About the Liaison Group

The FIVS Codex Liaison Group covers issues regarding governmental standards and guidelines that are handled within the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

If you would like to become involved with this Liaison Group, or need access to the FIVS-Alive online working platform, please contact the Secretariat. Please note that you need to be logged-in to your FIVS account to view the documents posted in the members only section below.