Formal Consultation on ToR1 and ToR2
Objective of consultation
The objective of this consultation is to collect views and opinions of governments and stakeholders of the animal food and feed system on the new proposals of Switzerland on how to make the food chain safer. In particular, we invite you to comment on:
- ToR1: Proposed draft guidelines on application of risk assessment for feed
- ToR2: Proposed draft guidance for use by governments in prioritizing the national feed hazards
The 6th session of the ad hoc Intergovernmental Codex Task Force on Animal Feeding reached the following conclusions:
1) the Task Force agreed to forward the proposed draft "Guidelines on application of risk assessment for feed" to the Commission for adoption at Step 5 and
2) the Task Force agreed that the document on prioritised list of hazards in feed would only focus on the criteria for prioritization of hazards in feed and on guidance on how governments could use these criteria. The Task Force agreed to return the renamed proposed draft "Guidance for use by governments in prioritizing their national feed hazards" to Step 2 for redrafting by an electronic working group, for circulation for comments at Step 3 and further consideration at its next session.
Working procedure for the 7th Task Force Meeting (4 - 8 February 2013)
ToR1 (Guidelines for risk assessment)
Distribution of the comments at Step 6 to all Codex members and Observers by mid of December 2012.
ToR 2 (Guidance on prioritization of feed hazards)
Request for comments at Step 3 on the draft guidance for use by governments in prioritizing the national feed hazard (TF AF) - prepared by an electronic working group led by Switzerland: English French Spanish
Distribution of the working document compiling comments at Step 3 to all Codex members and Observers by mid of January 2013.
Federal Office for Agriculture
Mattenhofstrasse 5, 3003 Bern, Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)31 322 25 69, Fax: +41 (0)31 322 26 34