Food Hygiene

​​​​Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (Host Government-United States of America)

The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) drafts basic provisions on food hygiene for all foods. The term 'hygiene' also includes microbiological specifications for food and associated methodology.

Existing Codex Standards

Standards relating to food hygiene* that have been endorsed and adopted into the international food code include standards on:

General Principles of Food Hygiene

* This is an indicative list only. For a full list of standards approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, please consult its Official List of Standards.

Last Meeting

The 48th  Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene was held in Los Angeles, California, United States of America from 7-11 November 2016.

Matters for Adoption by the 40th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

The Committee agreed to forward the Proposed draft revision of the Code of Hygienic Practice for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (CAC/RCP 53-2003) for adoption at Step 5/8.

The Committee also endorsed the Food Hygiene provisions in the Proposed Draft Regional Code of Hygienic Practice for Street Vended Foods in Asia and the Revision of the General Standard for the Labelling of Prepackaged Foods: Date Marking.

Next Meeting

The 49th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene will be held in November 2017 in the Unites States of America.  

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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