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,

CVM Codex Program Coordinator: 
Dr. Merton Smith, 

General Subject Committees

General Principles
Contact: Michael Wehr,

Food Additives
Contact: Susan Carberry (U.S. Delegate),
Contact: Paul Honigfort (U.S. Alternate Delegate),

Food Contaminants
Contact: Nega Beru (U.S. Delegate),

Food Hygiene
Contact: Donald Zink (U.S. Delegate),

Food Labelling
Contact: Barbara Schneeman (U.S. Delegate),

Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Contact: Barbara Schneeman (U.S. Delegate),

Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
Contact: Michael Wehr (U.S. Alternate Delegate),

Methods of Analysis and Sampling
Contact: Gregory Diachenko (U.S. Delegate),

Pesticide Residues
Contact: Young Lee (Member of U.S. Delegation),

Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods
Contact: Steven Vaughn (U.S. Delegate), 

Commodity Committees

Milk and Milk Products
Contact: John Sheehan (U.S. Alternate Delegate),

Fish and Fishery Products
Contact: Donald Kraemer (U.S. Delegate),

Processed Fruits and Vegetables
Contact: Paul South (U.S. Alternate Delegate),

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Contact: Michelle Smith (U.S. Alternate Delegate),

Fats and Oils
Contact:Paul South (U.S. Delegate),

Contact: Martin Stutsman (U.S. Delegate),

Cereals, Pulses and Legumes
Contact: Henry Kim (U.S. Delegate),

Natural Mineral Waters
Contact: Lauren Robin (U.S. Delegate),

Cocoa Products and Chocolate
Contact: Michelle Smith (U.S. Delegate),

Ad-Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces

Antimicrobial Resistance
Contact: David White (U.S. Delegate),

Regional Coordinating Committees - North America and the Southwest Pacific
Contact: Michael Wehr,

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