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Food Safety

International standards

International standard setting bodies

The European Union and the EU countries are actively involved in the activities of the following international organisations setting standards in the area of food and feed:

Codex Alimentarius

The Codex Alimentarius Commission develops and adopts food standards that serve as a reference for international food trade.

International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

All EU Member States have signed the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), an international treaty which works to prevent the spread and...

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

The European Commission is actively involved in the work of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and organises the input from EU Member States.