Pursuant to the provisions of Decree No. 2-03-140 of January 17, 2005 establishing the National Codex Alimentarius Committee (CNC), the CNC held its 23th session, Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the IBIS Hotel in Rabat. This session was attended by 62 members representing ministerial departments (41), the profession (15) and consumer protection associations (2).
The session was opened by speeches by Mr. Abdellah JANATI, Director General of ONSSA, Mr. Ahmed OUAYACH, President of COMADER and Mr. Mohamed BOUAME, FAO Representative in Morocco, who recalled the relevance and importance of the work of the Codex Alimentarius as an international standard setting body. In this regard, they insisted on the need for the coordination and mobilization of all structures (public authorities, profession, research institutes, etc.) to defend the interests of Morocco.
This meeting included a series of presentations including the results of the participation of the National Codex Committee in the various Codex Alimentarius events at national and international level during the year 2017 as well as the difficulties encountered. In addition, the heads of national delegations were invited to make brief presentations intended to inform the members of the CNC on the main points examined during the various Codex events held during the year 2017 with recommendations by theme.