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Table 2 Codex alimentarius commission in brief

From: CODEX-aligned dietary fiber definitions help to bridge the ‘fiber gap’

Established in 1963 as part of the World Health Organization Food and Agriculture Organization (WHO/FAO)
Covers 180 countries
Represents 99% of the world’s population
Formed to set safety, quality and fairness for international food trade
Sets international food standards
Gives guidelines and codes of practice for labeling and food and agricultural processes
Aims to achieve international harmonization in quality and safety requirements