• About CCASIA

CCASIA external link is one of the 6 Regional Coordinating Committees established by Codex Alimentarius Commission, which meets external link every two years. 24 countries of the Asian region, including India are the members external link of this Committee.

“The main objective of CCASIA is to promote mutual communication among the Asian members as well as to develop regional standards external link for certain food products”

Terms of Reference [+]

  • Define the problems and needs of the region concerning food standards and food control;

  • Promote within the Committee contacts for the mutual exchange of information on proposed regulatory initiatives and problems arising from food control and stimulates the strengthening of food control infrastructures;

  • Recommend to the Commission the development of worldwide standards for products of interest to the region, including products considered by the Committee to have an international market potential in the future;

  • Develop regional standards for food products moving exclusively or almost exclusively in intra regional trade;

  • Draw the attention of the Commission to any aspects of the Commission’s work of particular significance to the region;

  • Promote coordination of all regional food standards work undertaken by international governmental and non-governmental organizations within the region;

  • Exercise a general coordinating role for the region and such other functions as may be entrusted to it by the Commission;

  • Promote the use of Codex standards and related texts by members

India is the current Coordinator for CCASIA, originally being elected in July 2015 and re-elected in July 2017 by the Codex Alimentarius Commission

“India, as the Regional Coordinator for Asia, welcomes your active participation in the activities of CCASIA”

For further information, please contact:

National Codex Contact Point
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
(Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road,
New Delhi -110002,
Email: codex-india[at]nic[dot]in

  • CCASIA 20 :20TH Session of FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia

The 20th Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Asia external link was held from September 26th–30th 2016 in New Delhi, India.

The session was attended by delegates from 18 Member countries, 4 Member countries outside the Region, 1 observer country and 7 international organizations.


Major decisions of CCASIA20:

Texts forwarded to upcoming Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC 40), 2017 [+]

At Step 5/8:

  • Proposed Draft Regional Standard for Laver Products
  • Proposed Draft Regional Code of Hygienic Practice for Street-Vended Foods in Asia

Amendment of three draft CCASIA Regional Standards for adoption:

  • Regional Standard for Tempe (CODEX STAN 313R-2013)
  • Regional Standard for Non-Fermented Soybean Products (CODEX STAN 322R-2015)
  • Regional Standard for Chilli Sauce (CODEX STAN 306R-2011)

Texts forwarded to the relevant Committees [+]

Two draft Regional Code/ Standards

  • Draft Regional Standard for Laver Products to CCFA, CCFL and CCMAS for endorsement of food additives, labelling and method of analysis provisions, respectively.
  • Draft Regional Code of Hygienic Practice for Street-Vended Foods to CCFH for endorsement of relevant sections.