The CCFL47 meetings took place on 15 -19 May 2023 in Ottawa Canada. Of greatest importance, was the item regarding the development of the Alcohol labelling paper, which has been on the CCFL future work agenda for some time – without being progressed.
No paper had been prepared and following diverging member state views on progression and retention of the item on the CCFL agenda, the World Health Organization (WHO) took the floor and reiterated its position around the importance of progressing this work. WHO recommended that this matter be maintained on the CCFL agenda and proposed, in the absence of a Codex member to lead the work, that a Circular Letter could be issued. WHO could then prepare a discussion paper to be presented at CCFL48.
Other items discussed at CCFL47 of note included allergen labelling, sustainability labelling and possible future work on added sugar.