The Codex Alimentarius Commission sounds like a secret organization in a Mission Impossible movie. But while the commission doesn’t have much to do with spies, it does have a real impact on the U.S. dairy industry.
The Codex Alimentarius Commission, or Codex for short, is actually a United Nations organization that develops international food standards, guidelines and codes of practice. Issues regarding biotechnology, pesticides, food additives, contaminants, and labeling are all discussed and acted upon at Codex meetings. Many nations adopt whole cloth Codex standards.