Food safety

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

60 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE (1956-2016)

WHO-Chris Black

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.

JECFA Meetings

JECFA 85 (17-26 October 2017, Geneva)

JECFA 84 (6-15 June 2017, Rome)

JECFA 83 (8-17 November 2016, Geneva)


Pending requests for evaluation