Quality Standards for Four Spices Finalised

The Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) is the newest of the Codex Commodity Committees.
Sheena

Updated: May 04, 2021 04:15:29 pm

04 May 2021 Current Affairs:At its recent fifth session, the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) finalised and recommended quality requirements for four spices: cloves, oregano, basil, and ginger.

Highlights: 
♦ The committee sent these four new standards to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for consideration as full-fledged Codex standards. 
♦ New tasks were also added to the list: To establish Codex standards for small cardamom and turmeric, as well as the first community standard for spices in the ‘dried fruits and berries' category.

Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs: 
♦ The Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) is the newest of the Codex Commodity Committees. India is the Committee's Chairperson. The Secretariat is the Spices Board of India.
♦ Mission: To develop global, science-based quality standards for spices and culinary herbs that are consistent with the Codex principles of consumer protection and fair trade practises.
♦ The Committee's present Chairman is Dr. M.R. Sudharshan.
 
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