Second session of the Codex ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology. Chiba, Japan, 25 - 29 March 2001
The 23rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed to establish the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology under the following Terms of Reference:
- To elaborate standards, guidelines, or other principles, as appropriate, for foods derived from biotechnology;
- To coordinate and closely collaborate, as necessary, with appropriate Codex Committees within their mandate as related to foods derived from biotechnology; and
- To take full account of existing work carried out by national authorities, FAO, WHO, other international organizations and other relevant international fora.