Food safety

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)

JECFA is an international scientific expert committee administered jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and WHO. It has been meeting since 1956, initially to evaluate the safety of food additives. Its work now also includes the evaluation of contaminants, naturally occurring toxicants and residues of veterinary drugs in food.


The quality of scientific advice provided by the JECFA to the Codex Alimentarius Commission and to Member States relies upon the expertise and experience of the experts who prepare for and participate in the meetings.


Pending requests for evaluation