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Codex, which is short for "Codex Alimentarius", the Latin term for "food code" is an international food standards code developed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), with its secretariat at Rome.

The complete list of standards (including text) adopted by Codex Alimentarius Commission upto 2011 is also available on line

A desired standard can be searched by keywords from this search option

Besides, standards belonging to a common subject group have been grouped and are available in separate editions of the Codex Alimentarius. Collectively, these contain:
  • Foods derived from modern biotechnology (2nd edition)
  • Food Hygiene - Basic Texts (4th edition)
  • Food Labelling - Complete Texts (5th edition)
  • Food Import and Export inspection and certification system - Combined texts (4th edition)
  • Organically Produced Foods (3rd edition)
  • Animal food Production (2nd edition)
  • Cereals, Pulses, Legumes and Vegetable Proteins (1st edition)
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables (1st edition)
  • Milk and Milk Products (1st edition)
  • Working Principles for Risk Analysis for Food Safety for Appplication by Governments (1st edition)
  • Waters (1st edition)
  • Code of practice for fish and fishery products (1st edition)

These can be ordered from:

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Publishing Policy and Support Branch,
Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension
FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy

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