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The Codex Alimentarius Commission

The fundamental objective of the Codex Alimentarius Commission is to establish sound internationally agreed guidelines for national food control systems based on the criteria of consumer health protection and fair practices in trade and taking into account the needs and special concerns of all countries. It provides a forum for Member Nations to meet and exchange ideas and information relevant to food safety and trade issues for the purpose of elaborating food standards to facilitate international trade.

 
  Session    
Venue
 
Date
  1st    
Rome
  25 June- 3 July 1963  
  2nd     Geneva, Switzerland   28 September-7 October 1964  
  3rd    
Rome, Italy
  19-28 October 1965  
  4th     Rome, Italy   7-14 November 1966  
  5th     Rome, Italy   20 February- 1 March 1968  
  6th     Geneva, Switzerland   4-14 March 1969  
  7th     Rome, Italy   7-17 April 1970  
  8th     Geneva, Switzerland   30 June-9 July 1971  
  9th     Rome, Italy   6-17 November 1972  
  10th     Rome, Italy   1-11 July 1974  
  11th     Rome, Italy   29 March-9 April 1976  
  12th     Rome, Italy   17-28 April 1978  
  13th     Rome, Italy   3-14 December 1979  
  14th     Geneva, Switzerland   29 June-10 July 1981  
  15th     Rome, Italy   4-15 July 1983  
  16th     Geneva, Switzerland   1-12 July 1985  
  17th     Rome, Italy   29 June- 10 July 1987  
  18th     Geneva, Switzerland   3-12 July 1989  
  19th     Rome, Italy   1-10 July 1991  
  20th     Geneva, Switzerland   28 June- 7 July 1993  
  21st     Rome, Italy   3-8 July 1995  
  22nd     Geneva, Switzerland   23-28 June 1997  
  23rd     Rome, Italy   28 June- 3 July 1999  
  24th     Geneva, Switzerland   2-7 July 2001  
  25th (Extraordinary) Geneva, Switzerland 13-15 February 2003  
  26th Rome, Italy 30 June-7 July 2003
  27th     Geneva   28 June-7 July 2004
  28th     Rome   4-9 July 2005
  29th     Geneva   3-7 July 2006
  30th     Rome   2-7 July 2007  
  31th     Geneva   30 June-4 July 2008  
  32th     Rome   29 June-4 July 2009  
  33th     Geneva   5-9 July 2010  
  34th     Geneva   4-9 July 2011