Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF)

Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF)

14th Session (Virtual), 3-7 and 13 May 2021

  • Annotated agenda indicating the division of competence and right to vote between the European Union and its Member States.

European Union comments on:

  • Agenda Item 2: Matters referred to CCCF
  • Agenda Item 5: Maximum level for cadmium in chocolates containing or declaring <30% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis (at Step 7)
  • Agenda Item 6: Maximum levels for cadmium in chocolates containing or declaring ≥30% to <50% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis and cocoa powder (100% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis) (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 7: Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa beans (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 8: Request for comments at step 3 on maximum levels for lead in certain food categories (Codex Circular Letter CL 2021/13-CF)
  • Agenda Item 9: Revision of the Code of Practice for the prevention and reduction of lead contamination in foods (CXS 56-2004) (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 10a: Request for comments at Step 3 on maximum levels for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based foods including foods for infants and young children - CL 2021/15/OCS-CF.
  • Agenda Item 10b: Sampling plans and performance criteria for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based products including foods for infants and young children
  • Agenda Items 11 and 12:
    Maximum level for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts and associated sampling plan (Held at Step 4)
    Maximum levels for total aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in nutmeg, dried chili and paprika, ginger, pepper and turmeric and associated sampling plans (Held at Step 4).
  • Agenda Item 13: Methylmercury in fish
  • Agenda Item 14: Hydrogen cyanide and mycotoxin contamination in cassava and cassava-based products
  • Agenda Item 15: Cadmium and lead in quinoa
  • Agenda Item 18: Approach to identify the need for revision of standards and related texts developed by CCCF
  • CL 2019/81 CF: Request for comments at Step 6 on the draft maximum level for cadmium in chocolates containing or declaring <30% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis.
  • CL 2020/19-CF: Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolates and cocoa derived products.
  • CL 2020/21-CF: Request for comments on the proposed draft maximum levels for lead in selected commodities (CX/CF 20/14/8)
  • CL 2020/22-CF: Request for comments at step 3 on the proposed draft revision of the code of practice for the prevention and reduction of lead contamination in foods (CXC 56-2004)
  • CL 2020/23-CF: Proposed draft maxmum levels for total aflatoxins in certain cereals and cereal-based products including foods for infants and young children.”
  • CL 2020/50-CF: Request for comments on work on maximum levels for cadmium in certain categories of chocolates and cocoa derived products
  • CL 2020/51 CF: Request for comments on work related to mycotoxins contamination in cassava and cassava-based products
  • CL 2020/52 CF: Request for comments on MLs for methylmercury in additional fish species, including sampling plans and other risk management recommendations
  • CL 2020/53 CF: Request for comments on approaches to determine the need for revision of Codex standards and related texts developed by the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods

European Union comments on:

  • CL 2019/46-CF: Proposed draft maximum level for cadmium for chocolates containing or declaring <30% total cocoa solids on a dry matter basis at Step 5/8.

13th Session - Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 29 April - 3 May 2019

  • Annotated agenda indicating the division of competence between the European Union and its Member States in respect of each particular agenda item.

European Union comments on:

  • Agenda Item 2: matters referred to the Committee by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and/ or its subsidiary bodies
  • Agenda Item 4: Matters of interest arising from other international organisations
  • Agenda Item 5: Proposed draft maximum levels of lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food and Feed (CXS 193-1995) (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 6: Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolate and cocoa-derived products (at Step 4)
  • Agenda Item 7: Draft Code of practice for the reduction of 3-MCPDEs and GEs in refined oils and food products made with refined oils (at Step 7)
  • Agenda Item 10: Draft Guidelines for risk analysis of instances of contaminants in food where there is no regulatory level or risk management framework established (at Step 7)
  • Agenda Item 11: Establishment of new MLs for lead in commodities according to a prioritisation approach
  • Agenda Item 12: Lead and cadmium in quinoa
  • Agenda Item 13: Revision of the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Lead Contamination in Foods (CXC 56-2004
  • Agenda Item 14: Development of a Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa
  • Agenda Item 15: Establishment of MLs for methylmercury in additional fish species
  • Agenda Item 16: Discussion paper on maximum level(s) for hydrocyanic acid and mycotoxin contamination in cassava and cassava-based products
  • Agenda Item 17: Discussion paper on the establishment of maximum levels for total aflatoxins in cereals (wheat, maize, sorghum and rice), flour and cereal-based foods for infants and young children
  • Agenda Item 20: Discussion paper on a forward workplan for the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods

European Union comments on

  • CL 2018/44-CF: Request for comments at Step 5/8 on the proposed draft maximum levels for fish species (i.e. tuna, alfonsino, marlin and shark).

12th Session - Utrecht, The Netherlands, 12-16 March 2018

  • Annotated agenda indicating the division of competence and right to vote between the European Union and its Member States.

European Union comments on:

  • Agenda Item 2: Matters referred to the Committee by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and/or its subsidiary bodies: Standard for Quinoa
  • Agenda Item 5: Request for comments at steps 3 and 6 on proposed draft and draft maximum levels of lead in selected commodities in the General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in food and feed
  • Agenda Item 6: Proposed draft maximum levels for cadmium in chocolates and cocoa-derived products
  • Agenda Item 7: Proposed draft maximum levels for methylmercury in fish including associated sampling plans
  • Agenda Item 8: Proposed draft revision of the Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in food and feed
  • Agenda Item 9: Proposed draft Code of practice for the reduction of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPDE) and glycidyl esters (GE) in refined oils and products made with refined oils, especially infant formula
  • Agenda Item 10: Proposed draft maximum level for total aflatoxins in ready-to-eat peanuts and associated sampling plan
  • Agenda Item 11: Proposed draft maximum levels for total aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in nutmeg, chilli and paprika, ginger, pepper and turmeric and associated sampling plans
  • Agenda Item 12: Proposed draft Guidelines for risk analysis of chemicals inadvertently present in food at low levels
  • Agenda Item 13: Discussion paper on maximum level(s) for hydrocyanic acid and mycotoxin contamination in cassava and cassava-based products
  • Agenda Item 14: Request for comments on the discussion paper on future work on maximum levels for lead for inclusion in the general standard for contaminants and toxins in food and feed
  • Agenda Item 15: Discussion paper on aflatoxins and sterigmatocystin contamination in cereals
  • Agenda Item 16: Request for comments on the discussion paper on the development of a Code of practice for the prevention and reduction of cadmium contamination in cocoa

European Union comments on Codex Circular Letter CL 2017/57-CF: