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Jordan re-elected to Codex Alimentarius Commission's Executive Committee.

Jordan was re-elected on Monday as member of the Executive Committee of Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Director General of Jordan Institute for Standards and Metrology (JISM) Yaseen Khayyat, who represented Jordan to the meeting said the commission discussed a number of issues related to food safety and adopted 48 projects in the same field, according to a JISM press release on Monday.

The meeting also discussed the Commission's strategic plan 2013-2018 and approved the Codex budget for 2011.

The meeting called for activating the participation of the developing countries in Codex meetings and the role of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to support developing countries in the field of health and food safety.

Jordan was a member of the Executive Committee of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in 2007, which includes 182 countries. Jordan was also the commission's coordinator in the Near East region for two consecutive sessions 2003 -- 2007.

The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Program. It also aims to protect consumers' health, ensure fair trade practices in the food trade and promote coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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