The 42nd session of the CCMAS held in Budapest ended with great success

By: STA Date: 2023. 06. 30. 11:00

Between June 13-16, 2023 at the professional meeting, the majority of the working materials developed so far were closed, and then the processing of new areas was designated as a task. Since 2018, Dr. It is provided by Attila Nagy, director of the Nébih Food Chain Safety Laboratory (ÉLI).

(Photo: Nébih)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the members of the specialist committee were able to meet again in person after four years. More than 150 experts from nearly 50 countries and 10 international organizations participated in the discussions in Budapest – including seven delegates in the framework of a project financed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as the IAEA considers the development and dissemination of test methods to promote food safety to be an important task. The work of president Dr. Attila Nagy (ÉLI Nébih) is supported by the staff member of the Digital Food Chain Education, Research, Development and Innovation Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine, dr. Zsuzsa Farkas helped. The plenary session was held by dr. It was personally opened by Márton Nobilis, Secretary of State for Food Industry and Trade Policy, and Nabil Gangi, representative of the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia. The meeting was broadcast live, so the WHO regional office management and the chairman of the Codex Alimentarius Main Committee also had the opportunity to wish the members of the specialist committee a fruitful work.

During the one-week conference, the members of the committee discussed professional materials that had been developed over several years

Almost without exception, all working documents were approved at the virtual adoption of the report on June 20. Thanks to this, after the fall session of the Main Committee, they can adopt the guide on measurement uncertainty, the document summarizing the sampling rules, and update the standards and measurement methods used in the field of processed fruits and vegetables and fats and oils in the collection of currently used methods. After the successful conference, the specialist committee defined new topics, which the board members will deal with in electronic working groups during the year, and finally the results will be presented at a professional meeting in May 2024.

According to the decision of the delegates, the committee will continue its work in the following areas in the future, among others:

  • overview of the methods of fruit juices, fish and fishery products
  • determination of nitrite and nitrate performance criteria
  • development of the application that helps sampling
  • in the case of allergens, facilitating the selection of appropriate analytical methods


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