Position Paper Conclusions on the EU’s commitment to an ambitious Codex Alimentarius fit for the challenges

1.We support the EU ambition to act on global environmental issues in the framework of
international fora such as the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and
animal welfare via the sister organization to Codex with competence for animal health, the OIE1.

2. We call on the European Union to follow sound scientific evidence in setting Codex Alimentarius standards.

3. The integration of non – consumer safety and non – food trade related factors in Codex risk management could create unjustified barriers to trade or even block the important work of Codex.