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6 23. SECTION II: ELABORATION OF Codex STANDARDS AND. RELATED TEXTS .. 27. Procedures for the Elaboration of Codex Standards and Related 28. Criteria for the Establishment of Subsidiary Bodies of the Codex Alimentarius commission .. 40. Criteria for the Establishment of Work Priorities .. 42. Guideline on the Application of the Criteria for the Establishment of Work 44. Relations Between Commodity Committees and General Subject 47. Format for Codex Commodity Standards .. 53. Guidelines for the Inclusion of Specific Provisions in Codex Standards and Related 58. Procedures for Consideration of the Entry and Review of Food Additive Provisions In the General Standard for Food Additives .. 58. Guidelines on the Elaboration and/or Revision of Codes of Hygienic Practice for Specific Commodities.
7 66. Procedure for the Inclusion of Additional Species in Codex Standards for Fish and Fishery Products .. 67. Principles for the Establishment of Codex Methods of Analysis .. 72. Principles for the Establishment or Selection of Codex Sampling Procedures .. 85. The Use of Analytical Results: Sampling Plans, Relationship Between the Analytical Results, the Measurement Uncertainty, Recovery Factors and Provisions in Codex Standards .. 88. Provisions on the Use of Proprietary Methods in Codex standards .. 90. iii SECTION III: GUIDELINES FOR SUBSIDIARY BODIES .. 92. Guidelines to Host Governments of Codex Committees and Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces .. 93. Guidelines on the Conduct of Meetings of Codex Committees and Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces .. 99. Guidelines to Chairpersons of Codex Committees and Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces.
8 102. Guidelines on Physical Working Groups .. 106. Guidelines on Electronic Working Groups .. 109. SECTION IV: RISK 112. Working Principles for Risk Analysis for Application In the Framework of the Codex 113. Definitions of Risk Analysis Terms Related to Food 120. Risk Analysis Principles Applied by the Codex Committee on Food Additives .. 122. Risk Analysis Principles Applied by the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods ..127. Policy of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods for Exposure Assessment of Contaminants and Toxins in Foods or Food 132. Risk Analysis Principles Applied by the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs In Foods .. 136. Risk Assessment Policy for Residues of Veterinary Drugs In Foods .. 145. Risk Analysis Principles Applied by the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues.
9 148. Nutritional Risk Analysis Principles and Guidelines for Application to the Work of the Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses .. 176. Risk Analysis Principles and Procedures Applied by the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene .. 185. SECTION V: SUBSIDIARY BODIES OF THE Codex Alimentarius . commission .. 191. Table of Committees, document references and terms of reference .. 192. commission and Executive Committee .. 192. General Subject Committees .. 192. Commodity Committees (Active) .. 196. Commodity Committees (Adjourned Sine Die) .. 198. Commodity Committees (Abolished) .. 199. Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces (Active) .. 200. Ad Hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Forces (Dissolved) .. 200. FAO/WHO Coordinating Committees .. 203. iv Committee Established Under Rule (A) (Renamed and re-established).
10 205. Joint Meetings with other Organizations (Abolished).. 205. SECTION VI: MEMBERSHIP .. 207. Membership of the Codex Alimentarius commission .. 208. Core Functions of Codex Contact 215. SECTION VII: RELATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS .. 216. Guidelines on Cooperation between the Codex Alimentarius commission and International Intergovernmental Organizations in the Elaboration of Standards and Related Texts .. 217. Principles Concerning the Participation of International Non-Governmental Organizations in the Work of the Codex Alimentarius commission .. 219. APPENDIX: GENERAL DECISIONS OF THE commission .. 227. Statements of Principle Concerning the Role of Science in the Codex Decision-Making Process and the Extent to which other Factors are taken into Account .. 228.