Making codex more effective Academic Article uri icon


  • The contributions of Codex Alimentarius Commission, the major international mechanism for promoting the health of consumers through the establishment of food standards are discussed. The establishment of standards helps to assess the risks inherent in foods and prevents unsafe food from reaching a large population. The Codex Committee use a precautionary principle to eliminate the exposure to risk. Food contamination and foodborne illness can be controlled by enforcing the food standards.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Murano, E. A.

complete list of authors

  • Murano, EA

publication date

  • October 2004