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The Codex Alimentarius Commission is an international body charged with developing the standards, guidelines and recommendations that comprise the Codex Alimentarius.

Created in 1963 by two agencies of the United Nations — the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) — the Commission concerns itself with all important aspects of food pertaining to the protection of consumer health, as well as to fair practices in the international food trade. The Commission also encourages food- related scientific debate and technological research.

Source Publication:
Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation 2000: Glossary of Agricultural Policy Terms, OECD.

Cross References:
Codex Alimentarius

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Agricultural policy indicators

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 3, 2003