Sixty Years of International Food Standards: Serving the Transformation of Food Control Systems Globally

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Security and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2024) | Viewed by 122

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
1. Food Risk Analysis Platform (PARERA), Department of Food Science, Institute of Nutrition and Functional Food, Laval University, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
2. Global Food Regulatory Science Society (GFoRSS), Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
Interests: food risk analysis; food control systems; food regulatory policy; risk assessment; food allergens; food fraud

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For close to 60 years, the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), the international food standard setting body, has developed and adopted science- and evidence-based food safety and quality standards and guidelines to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the international food trade.

Codex has contributed to bringing together 189 members: 188 countries and 1 member organisation, the European Union, with the commitment to work together, following the same principles of risk analysis, relying on documented evidence to develop food standards for the world and embracing the same values of collaboration, inclusiveness, transparency and consensus making. Codex standards, guidelines and codes of practice have proven to be instrumental to guiding the transformation of food control systems at the national, regional and global level. This commemorative Special Issue of Foods will contribute to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Codex and will discuss the current challenges and priorities faced by various regions around the world in relation to food regulatory development and the needs of evolving food systems regionally and globally. This Special Issue will also focus on some of the efforts that are underway in food regulatory convergence guided by Codex, such as those underway in Africa, with the aim to effectively contribute to human and economic development.

Prof. Dr. Samuel Benrejeb Godefroy
Guest Editor

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  • food standards
  • food risk analysis
  • food control systems
  • food safety capacity building
  • design and performance of food control
  • harmonization food standards
  • equivalence

Published Papers

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