JECFA publications history
Since its first meeting in 1956, JECFA has changed the format, titles, and organization of its publications several times. The following is the publication history for JECFA's principal documents.
JECFA meetings have been published as volumes in the WHO Technical Report Series. The sole exceptions are the reports of the 3rd and 4th meetings, which were published by FAO.
Publisher: World Health Organization
Toxicological monographs, which record the data evaluated when establishing ADIs and other endpoints, have the following publishing history:
Sixth and seventh meetings
Included in the report (WHO Technical Report Series).
Eighth to fourteenth meetings
Published by FAO.
Fifteenth to nineteenth meetings (inauguration of WHO Food Additives Series)
Published as Nos. 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8 in the WHO Food Additives Series; distributed by WHO.
Twentieth to twenty-eighth meetings
Published as Nos. 10 and 12-19 in the WHO Food Additives Series; distributed by the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS).
Twenty-ninth to thirty-third meetings
Published as Nos. 20 - 24 in WHO Food Additives Series; distributed by Cambridge University Press.
Thirty-fourth meeting onwards
Published as Nos. 25 and up in WHO Food Additives Series; distributed by WHO.
specifications and residues monographs
Specifications for the identity and purity of food additives and residue monographs have been published as follows:
Third, fourth, seventh, ninth, and tenth meetings
Included in the report (WHO Technical Report Series); distributed by WHO.
Eighth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth meetings
Published by FAO; distributed by FAO.
Published as No. 2 in the WHO Food Additives Series; distributed by WHO.
Eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth meetings
Published as Nos. 9 and 11 in WHO Food Additives Series; distributed by FAO.
Seventeenth and twenty-first meeting to sixty-fifth meeting
Published as volumes in the FAO Food and Nutrition Paper Series; distributed by FAO.
The user should take into account that all previous specifications published in Food and Nutrition Paper were updated and compiled into FNP Series No. 52 in 1992.
Sixty-sixth meeting onwards
Published as volumes in the new FAO JECFA Monograph series; distributed by FAO.
The user should take into account that volumes 1 - 3 of the new FAO JECFA Monographs series replace the existing additions and revisions made since 1992, up to and including those contained in FNP 52 Addendum 13. Volume 4 of this first Monograph series replaces the previous Food and Nutrition Paper 5 and provides a reference for analytical methods and test procedures used in, and referenced by the specifications.