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5th session of Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH)

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  • April 24, 2021
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5th session of Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS –III – Economy 

In news

  • The Fifth session of Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH), began virtually. 
  • Host: India 
  • Secretariat of Committee: Spices Board India 
  • CCSCH is established under Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)

Important value additions 

Codex Committee On Spices And Culinary Herbs (CCSCH)

  • Objective: To develop and expand worldwide standards for spices and culinary herbs
  • Formed in: 2013 
  • It was formed with support of more than a hundred countries
  • Host: India 
  • Secretariat of Committee: Spices Board India 
  • Since its inception, the CCSCH has been successful in developing harmonised global Codex standards for spices and herbs.
  • In its past four sessions, the committee developed and finalized standards for four spices, viz. dried or dehydrated forms of black/white/green pepper, cumin, thyme, and garlic. 

Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC)

  • Set up in: 1963. 
  • It is an intergovernmental body
  • Established jointly by: UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), within the framework of the Joint Food Standards Programme 
  • Objective: To protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade.

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