The Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council participated in the 25th CODEX meeting, celebrated in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from 27 February to 3 March. The Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO) agreed to incorporate the decision tree for campesterol up to 4.5% to the CODEX standard, with the same parameters as indicated in the IOC trade standard and other standards.
It was also agreed, pursuant to a proposal by the EU, to revise the CODEX standards applying to olive oils and olive pomace oils.The electronic working group will be chaired by Spain, with Argentina and Canada as vice-chairs. This new project will be a good opportunity to cooperate closely with our Members and with countries that are not yet members. These proposals will be officially adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission in July 2017.