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15 February 2022
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety

In recent months, EFA’s status within the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) has been given a boost with our confirmation as members to several Codex Electronic Working Groups (eWGs). These are thematic groups affiliated to the different CAC committees, with the aim to support them in the various development stages of food guidance and food standards. They bring together stakeholders such as national authorities, NGOs and industry representatives from around the world engaging in discussions and consultations.

Working closely, among others, with the Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL), from now on EFA will be involved in eWGs looking at two key topics from a food allergy perspective:

  • Innovative Use of Technology to Provide Food Information
  • Internet sales/e-commerce of food, where we have already published a general statement from our community during the last meeting of the CCFL.
  • Allergen labelling (re-established)

Ahead of the upcoming annual meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH), but also the broader interesting discussions taking place at Codex, EFA will continue bringing the voice of food allergy patients at the highest political and technical level to ensure the protection of health from food allergens.