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CCASIA FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia

The 19th Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committe for Asia (CCASIA) was held on 3-7 November in Tokyo, Japan. 

The 19th Session of CCASIA was chaired by Thailand and co-hosted by Japan.

115 delegates from 21 Asian Member countries, 4 Member countries outside the Region, 6 international organizations and representatives of FAO and WHO attended the Committee.

Thanks to the active and constructive participation by all the attendants, the Committee achieved a big progress on many issues, namely the discussion on the regional standard for Non-fermented Soybean Products. 

Thailand, as the Coordinator for Asia, will continue to work until end of the 38th Session of CAC for Asia to facilitate coordination of Codex activities among Member countries in the region, and to organize coordinating meeting for CCASIA Members prior to Codex sessions to facilitate discussion and development of regional positions on issues of mutual interest.


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(1) Overview


  • Plenary Session: November 3 (Monday) - 7 (Friday)
  • Physical Working Group on non-fermented soybean products and on the Strategic Plan for the CCASIA 2015-2020: November 1 (Saturday)
  • Workshop on Food Regall/Tracability within the Risk Analysis Framework- Prevention of Food Safety Emergencies: November 2 (Sunday) 
  • OIE Side Event: November 4 (Tuesday), 12:30-13:00
  • FAORAP Side Event: November 5 (Wednesday), 13:00-13:45


IINO Confefence Center 4F (2-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-0011)

Provisional Agenda

Provisional Agenda(PDF:114KB)

(2) Meeting Documents

Working Documents


Item Subject Matter Reference
1 Adoption of the Agenda CX/ASIA 14/19/1(PDF:114KB)
2 Matters Arising from the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other Codex Committees  CX/ASIA 14/19/2(PDF:67KB)
3 FAO/WHO Activities relevant to the region, identifying priorities and capacity development needs

CX/ASIA 14/19/3(PDF:240KB)

CX/ASIA 14/19/3 Add.1(PDF:63KB)

4 Revitalization of FAO/WHO Coordinating Committees- proposals on strengthening the role and platform of RCCs CX/ASIA 14/19/4(PDF:74KB)
5 Comments and information on national food control systems, consumer participation in food standards setting and the use of Codex standards at the national level (replies to CL 2014/21-ASIA)

CX/ASIA 14/19/5(PDF:99KB)

CX/ASIA 14/19/5 Add.1(PDF:106KB)

6 Draft Regional Standard for Non-Fermented Soybean Products (N06-2005) REP13/ASIA(PDF:999KB) App. III
  - Comments at Step 6 (replies to CL 2013/18-ASIA) CX/ASIA 14/19/6(PDF:174KB)
  Discussion Paper on (i) the classification of "compressed soybean curd" and (ii) the food additive provisions for "composite/ flavoured soybean milk" CX/ASIA 14/19/6 Add.1(PDF:159KB)
7a Proposed Draft Regional Standard for Laver Products (N14-2011) CX/ASIA 14/19/7(PDF:549KB)
  -  Comments at Step 3

CX/ASIA 14/19/7 Add.1(PDF:158KB)

CX/ASIA 14/19/7 Add.2(PDF:61KB)

7b Proposed Draft Code of Hygienic Practices for the Street-Vended Foods (N05-2013) CX/ASIA 14/19/8(PDF:221KB)
  - Comments at Step 3

CX/ASIA 14/19/8 Add.1(PDF:57KB)

CX/ASIA 14/19/8 Add.2(PDF:63KB)

8a Status of implementation of the Strategic Plan for the CCASIA 2009-2014 CX/ASIA 14/19/9(PDF:135KB)
8b Draft Strategic Plan for the CCASIA 2015-2020  CX/ASIA 14/19/9 Add.1(PDF:126KB)
9 Discussion Paper on Edible Crickets and Their Products CX/ASIA 14/19/10(PDF:57KB)
10 Codex issues relevant to the region CX/ASIA 14/19/11(PDF:256KB)
11 Nomination of the Coordinator CX/ASIA 14/19/12(PDF:66KB)
12 Other business  
13 Date and Place of Next Session  
14 Adoption of the Report  

Conference Room Documents (CRDs)

CRD No. Title Agenda Item
CRD 1(PDF:165KB) Discussion Paper on Development of a Regional Standard for Makgeolli 12
CRD 2(PDF:103KB) Discussion Paper on Development of a Regional Standard for Samgyetang 12
CRD 3(PDF:188KB) Report of the Physical Working Group on the Proposed Draft Regional Standard for Non-fermented Soybean Products 6
CRD 4(PDF:134KB) Report of the Physical Working Group on the Draft Strategic Plan for the CCASIA 2-15-2020 8b
CRD 5(PDF:97KB) Opening Remark and Other Speeches
CRD 6(PDF:82KB) Monitoring of Codex Strategic Plan 2014-2019 2
CRD 7(PDF:69KB) Draft Template to Collect Information on Official Government Control for Food Safety and Quality  4
CRD 8(PDF:72KB) Comments of India 3, 4, 12
CRD 9(PDF:75KB) Comments of Vietnam 10
CRD 10(PDF:85KB) Discussion Paper on Development of a Regional Standard for Natto 12
CRD 11(PDF:101KB) Discussion Paper on Development of a Regional Standard for Dried Longan 12
CRD 12(PDF:69KB) Comments of Thailand 6, 10
CRD 13(PDF:72KB) Comments of Japan 6
CRD 14(PDF:129KB) Comments of Indonesia 2, 3, 6, 7a, 8a, 8b
CRD 15(PDF:84KB) Comments of Malaysia 4, 6, 7b
CRD 16(PDF:71KB) Comments of Republic of Korea 6, 8a
CRD 17(PDF:68KB) Comments of China 6
CRD 18(PDF:159KB) Comments of China 7a
CRD 19(PDF:84KB) Proposal for Section 7 Weights and Measures 6
CRD 20(PDF:86KB) Comments of Philippines 5, 8a, 10
CRD 21(PDF:65KB) Comments of China 5
CRD 22(PDF:71KB) In-Session Working Group on the Proposed Draft Regional Standard for Dried Laver, Roasted Laver and Seasoned Laver Products 7a
CRD 23(PDF:151KB) Information on Recent Situation of Radioactive Material in Food in Japan 12
CRD 24(PDF:69KB) Comments of Pakistan 5
CRD 25(PDF:63KB) Comments of Cambodia 5
CRD 26(PDF:86KB) Comments of Maldives 5
CRD 27(PDF:104KB) Comments of Afghanistan 5
CRD 28(PDF:76KB) Summary of the FAO and WHO Technical Workshop "Food Recall/Traceability within the Risk Analysis Framework - Prevention of Food Safety Emergencies" 3



(3) Registration


(4) Workshop


  • Title: Food Recall/Traceability within the Risk Analysis Framework - Prevention of Food Safety Emergencies
  • Date: November 2 (Sunday), 2014, 9:30- 17:30
  • Venue: Room B of the IINO Conference Center
  • Presentations

OIE Side Event

  • Title: Contribution to Human Health through Enhancement of Safety of Foods of Animal Origin
  • Date: November 4 (Tuesday), 12:30-13:00
  • Venue: Room A of the IINO Conference Center

FAORAP Side Event

  • Title: Enhancement of Capacity on Codex Standards in ASEAN Countries 
  • Date: November 5 (Wednesday), 13:00-13:45
  • Venue: Room A of the IINO Conference Center

(5) Accommodation


(6) Access

1. Transport from Airport to Tokyo Station

(1) From Narita Airport to Tokyo Station

- About 80 minutes by limousine bus (Airport Limousine: 3,100 yen), stopping at Tokyo Station Marunouchi Exit and Yaesu South Exit, Hotel Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, Yaesu Fujiya Hotel, and Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo 

- About 60 minutes by train (JR Line Narita Express: 3,030 yen)

(2) From Haneda Airport to Tokyo Station

- About 40 minutes by limousine bus (930 yen), stopping at Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit

- About 30 minutes by train (Keihin-Kyuko Line: 580 yen) or monorail (Tokyo Monorail: 640 yen)


2. Access to the venue

For those using Metro train, the nearest station to the venue is "Kasumigaseki Station." The Exit C3 is the nearest exit to the venue. Marunouchi-Line (Red), Hibiya-Line (Gray), or Chiyoda-Line (Green) stops at Kasumigaseki Station. 




CCASIA Secretariat:
Food Safety and Consumer Policy Division
Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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