FDA's Participation in Codex

FDA participates and exercises leadership in the Codex Alimentarius Commission, by working closely with the U.S. Codex Office at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The objective of FDA’s participation in Codex is to develop science-based international food safety, labeling, and other pertinent standards that provide consumer protection, labeling information, and prevention of economic fraud and deception that are consistent with U.S. regulations and laws.

FDA uses procedures that promote consumer protection and transparency, as it works with the U.S. Codex Office to develop U.S. Delegation positions on matters before relevant Codex committees. 

FDA Participants in CODEX Committees

CFSAN Codex Program Coordinator:
Caroline Smith DeWaal,

CVM Codex Program Coordinator:
Michael Oehlsen,

General Subject Committees

Codex Alimentarius Commission
Contact: Camille Brewer,

General Principles
Contact: Camille Brewer,

Food Additives
Contact: Paul Honigfort,

Food Contaminants
Contact: Lauren Posnick Robin,

Food Hygiene
Contact: Jenny Scott,

Food Labelling
Contact: Felicia Billingslea,

Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Contact: Doug Balentine,

Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
Contact: Caroline DeWaal,

Methods of Analysis and Sampling
Contact: Gregory Noonan,

Pesticide Residues
Contact: Charlotte Liang,

Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
Contact: Brandi Robinson,  

Commodity Committees

Cocoa Products and Chocolate

Cereals, Pulses and Legumes
Contact: Henry Kim,

Fats and Oils
Contact: Paul South,

Fish and Fishery Products

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Contact: David Ingram,

Milk and Milk Products
Contact: John Sheehan,

Natural Mineral Waters
Contact: Yinqing Ma,

Processed Fruits and Vegetables
Contact: Yinqing Ma,

Spices and Culinary Herbs
Contact: George Ziobro,

Contact: Charlotte Liang,

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