The Codex Alimentarius Commission was established in 1962 by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization to produce standards, codes of practice, and guidelines to protect consumers’ health and facilitate fair practices in international food trade.

Members of the World Trade Organization must participate in Codex activities and must base their food safety measures on Codex standards, codes of practice, and guidelines. WTO uses such Codex texts to arbitrate …

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