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Quality standards for four spices finalised

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  • May 1, 2021
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Quality standards for four spices finalised

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy 

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Key takeaways 

  • The committee forwarded these four new standards to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for adoption as full -fledged Codex standards.
  • New work items were also taken up: To develop Codex standards for small cardamom and turmeric, and to develop the first group standard for spices that fall under the class ‘dried fruits and berries’.

Do you know? 

  • CCSCH is the youngest of the Codex Commodity Committees. 
  • The Committee is Chaired by India
  • Spices Board India is its Secretariat.
  • Mandate: To elaborate worldwide, science-based quality standards for spices and culinary herbs, in accordance with the Codex principles of consumer protection and fair trade practices. 
  • Dr M.R. Sudharshan is the current Chairman of the Committee.

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