VERTIC attends 40th Codex Alimentarius Commission in Geneva.

NIM Programme Director Scott Spence and Senior Legal Officer Sonia Drobysz are in Geneva on 17-18 July to attend the 40th Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Delegates from over 120 countries will take decisions on food safety standards, including development of new work and revisions of current Codex texts.Scott and Sonia will attend the plenary sessions as well as a side-event on the Food and Agriculture Organisation/ World Health Organisation assessment tool for food control systems.

Their participation is in the context of EU CBRN CoE Project 53 which includes as one activity assisting Central Asian countries to realize their international obligations to harmonize national bio-safety and bio-security legal frameworks with Codex Alimentarius food safety laws.