DMPQ-Write a short note on FAO and explain the term ‘Codex Alimentarius.

It is a UN body It leads international efforts to defeat hunger

It was Established in  1945. It is headquartered at Rome. In theory, acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture,  forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all India is a member of FAO. It has over 194 as member states.

C O D E X  A L I M E N T A R I U S is about safe, good food for everyone – everywhere. International food trade has existed for thousands of years but until not too long ago food was mainly produced, sold and consumed locally. Over the last century the amount of food traded internationally has grown exponentially, and a quantity and variety of food never before possible travels the globe today. The C O D E X  A L I M E N T A R I U S international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice contribute to the safety, quality and fairness of this international food trade. Consumers can trust the safety and quality of the food products they buy and importers can trust that the food they ordered will be in accordance with their specifications.

 

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