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FDA's Participation in Codex

FDA participates and exercises leadership in all committees of the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The objective of FDA’s participation in Codex is to develop science-based international food safety, labeling, and other pertinent standards that provide a level of consumer protection, labeling information, and prevention of economic fraud and deception that is consistent with that provided by corresponding U.S. regulations and laws.

FDA ensures that processes are in place to develop and articulate clear U.S. Delegation positions that enhance and promote consumer protection and reflect input by all stakeholders on matters before relevant Codex committees.

 

FDA Participants in CODEX Committees

CFSAN Codex Program Coordinator: 
Dr. H. Michael Wehr, michael.wehr@fda.hhs.gov


CVM Codex Program Coordinator: 
Dr. Merton Smith, merton.smith@fda.hhs.gov

 

General Subject Committees

General Principles
Contact: Michael Wehr, michael.wehr@fda.hhs.gov


Food Additives
Contact: Dennis Keefe (U.S. Delegate), dennis.keefe@fda.hhs.gov


Food Contaminants
Contact: Nega Beru (U.S. Delegate), nega.beru@fda.hhs.gov


Food Hygiene
Contact: Donald Zink (U.S. Delegate), donald.zink@fda.hhs.gov


Food Labelling
Contact: Barbara Schneeman (U.S. Delegate), barbara.schneeman@fda.hhs.gov


Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Contact: Barbara Schneeman (U.S. Delegate), barbara.schneeman@fda.hhs.gov


Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
Contact: Michael Wehr (U.S. Alternate Delegate), michael.wehr@fda.hhs.gov


Methods of Analysis and Sampling
Contact: Gregory Diachenko (U.S. Delegate), gregory.diachenko@fda.hhs.gov


Pesticide Residues
Contact: Young Lee (Member of U.S. Delegation), young.lee@fda.hhs.gov


Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
Contact: Steven Vaughn (U.S. Delegate), steven.vaughn@fda.hhs.gov

 

Commodity Committees

Milk and Milk Products
Contact: John Sheehan (U.S. Alternate Delegate), john.sheehan@fda.hhs.gov


Fish and Fishery Products
Contact: Donald Kraemer (U.S. Delegate), donald.kraemer@fda.hhs.gov


Processed Fruits and Vegetables
Contact: Paul South (U.S. Alternate Delegate), paul.south@fda.hhs.gov


Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Contact: Michelle Smith (U.S. Alternate Delegate), michelle.smith@fda.hhs.gov


Fats and Oils
Contact: Dennis Keefe (U.S. Delegate), dennis.keefe@fda.hhs.gov


Sugars
Contact: Martin Stutsman (U.S. Delegate), martin.stutsman@fda.hhs.gov


Cereals, Pulses and Legumes
Contact: Henry Kim (U.S. Delegate), henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov


Natural Mineral Waters
Contact: Lauren Robin (U.S. Delegate), lauren.robin@fda.hhs.gov


Cocoa Products and Chocolate
Contact: Michelle Smith (U.S. Delegate), michelle.smith@fda.hhs.gov

 

Ad-Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces

Antimicrobial Resistance
Contact: David White (U.S. Delegate), david.white@fda.hhs.gov

 

Regional Coordinating Committees - North America and the Southwest Pacific
Contact: Michael Wehr, michael.wehr@fda.hhs.gov