The 45th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL) is taking place this week, 13-17 May, in Ottawa with an agenda full of items impacting the labelling of food and beverages worldwide.

Among the key issues for discussion, the following topics receive special attention:

  • Consideration of labelling provisions in draft Codex Standards for endorsement
  • Proposed draft Guidance for the Labelling of Non-Retail Containers
  • Proposed draft Guidelines on Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling
  • Discussion paper on Internet sales / e-commerce
  • Discussion paper on Allergens Labelling
  • Discussion paper on Innovation and Use of Technology in food labelling
  • Discussion paper on the Labelling of Alcoholic Beverages
  • Discussion paper on the criteria for the definition of “high in” nutritional descriptors for fats, sugars and sodium
  • Discussion paper on the Labelling in Joint Presentation and Multipack Formats Discussion paper on future work and direction of CCFL