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India's Food Street SOP discussed at Codex meeting in Nairobi

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India's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was discussed at the 54th session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene in Nairobi, Kenya. The 54th session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) is being held from March 11 to March 15, 2024, in Nairobi.

  • The 54th session of the CCFH is being hosted by the US Government from March 11-15, 2024. This meeting is being held in Kenya for the first time.
  • India represents Food Street modernization SOP at CCFH session in Nairobi.

Major Agenda of 54th Session of CCFH:

  • The presentation was made on the lines of the proposed draft guidelines for food hygiene control measures in traditional markets for food. This is one of the major agendas of the 54th session of CCFH. Other important agendas of CCFH include:
    • Guidelines for the control of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in fresh leafy vegetables and sprouts.
    • Fish and fish products
    • Food production in milk and milk products
    • Guidelines for safe use and reuse of water in processing.

India represented in the 54th session of CCFH:

  • The Indian delegation is led by Dr. Satyen Kumar Panda, Advisor, FSSAI. Along with this, India is being represented in the conference by officials of the following organizations:
    • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
    • Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)
    • National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)
  • FSSAI Advisor Dr. Satyen Kumar Panda has also shared the SOP among many global organizations and delegations from other countries. Mainly among these are the following:
    • Coordinating Committee for Asia (CCASIA)
    • Participated in pre-session meeting with the US delegation and CCFH President
  • The SOP prepared by FSSAI was presented to Dr Evelyn Mbandi, President of CCFH and Dr Jing Tian, President of CCASI.
  • The SOP was also shared among delegations from other countries to represent India's efforts in this area.
  • Indian delegation committed to advancing global food hygiene standards and sharing best practices.

About the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC):

  • CAC is an international food standards body.
  • CAC was established with the aim of protecting consumer health and ensuring fair practices in the food trade.
  • Established jointly in May 1963 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization. India became a member of Codex Alimentarius only in the year 1964.
  • Presently this CAC has a total of 189 members (188 countries and the European Union).


Answer: Nairobi, Kenya

Answer: US Government

Answer: Dr. Satyen Kumar Panda, Advisor to FSSAI
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