Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection (CCFICS)

Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Certification and Inspection (CCFICS)

25th Session

European Union comments on:

  • Codex Circular Letter CL 2020/26-FICS: Draft Principles and Guidelines for the assessment and use of voluntary Third-Party Assurance (vTPA) programmes (Updated Text)
  • Codex Circular Letter CL 2020/01-FICS: Request for Comments, at Step 3, on the Proposed Draft Guidance on Paperless use of electronic certificates – (Revision of the Guidelines for Design, Production, Issuance and Use of Generic Official Certificates – CXG 38-2001)
  • Codex Circular Letter CL 2020/02-FICS: Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Guidelines on recognition and maintenance of equivalence of National Food Control Systems (NFCS)
  • Circular Letter CL 2020/03-FICS: Request for Comments at Step 3 on the Proposed Draft Consolidated Codex Guidelines related to Equivalence

24th Session - Brisbane, Australia 22-26 October 2018

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

European Union comments on:

  • Agenda Item 4: Proposed draft guidance on use of systems equivalence
  • Agenda Item 5: Proposed draft guidance on paperless use of electronic certificates (revision of the Guidelines for Design, Production, Issuance and Use of Generic Official Certificates - CXG 38-2001)
  • Agenda Item 6: Proposed draft principles and guidelines for the assessment and use of voluntary third-party assurance programmes
  • Agenda Item 7: Discussion paper on food integrity and food authenticity

23rd Session - Mexico City, Mexico, 1-5 May 2017

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

European Union comments on:

  • Agenda Item 4: Draft Guidance for monitoring the performance of national food control systems (CX/FICS 17/23/4)
  • Agenda Item 5: Discussion paper on food integrity and food authenticity (CX/FICS 17/23/5)
  • Agenda Item 6: Discussion paper on the possible development of guidance on the use of systems equivalence (CX/FICS 17/23/6)
  • Agenda Item 7: Discussion paper on the use of electronic certificates by competent authorities and migration to paperless certification (CX/FICS 17/23/7)
  • Agenda Item 8: Discussion paper on regulatory approaches to third party certification in food safety (CX/FICS 17/23/8)
  • Agenda Item 9: Discussion paper on Consideration of Emerging Issues and Future Directions for the Work of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CX/FICS 17/23/9)

22nd Session - Melbourne, Australia, 6-12 February 2016

  • 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 5: Proposed Draft Guidance for monitoring the performance of national food control systems (CX/FICS 16/22/4)
  • Agenda item 6: Proposed draft revision of the principles and guidelines for the exchange of information in food safety emergency situations (cac/gl 19-1995)