The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) is an international expert scientific committee administered jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). JECFA serves as an independent scientific committee which performs risk assessments and provides advice to FAO, WHO and the member countries of both organizations. The requests for scientific advice are for the main part channelled through the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) in their work to develop international food standards and guidelines under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme.
JECFA has evaluated more than 2,500 food additives, approximately 40 contaminants and naturally occurring toxicants, and residues of approximately 90 veterinary drugs.
Chinese fishing firm fined for tuna fishing illegally New Zealand
Chinese authorities have deregistered and fined a Chinese commercial fishing company approximately USD 596,000 for misreporting bluefin tuna catches and fishing without a licence adjacent to the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone.
ICES recommends cod quota cut for 2018 Norway
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea recommends a 20 per cent drop in next year’s cod quota in the Barents Sea, which should not exceed 712,000 tonnes
Chile to support Latin American countries to eradicate illegal fishing Chile
Representatives from Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and the Dominican Republic are participating this week in the first international workshop to strengthen capacities and measures to prevent, discourage and eliminate IUU Fishing.
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