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Quality standards for 5 spices Finalized at 7th session of the Codex Committee on Spices

Published on February 07, 2024
Current Context: The 7th session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) was held from 29th January 2024 to 2nd February 2024 at Kochi.
 
Quality standards for 5 spices Finalized at 7th session of the Codex Committee on Spices
  • This was the first session of this committee to be conducted physically after the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The session was attended by 109 delegates from 31 countries.
  • In this session, quality standards for 5 spices, namely small cardamom, turmeric, juniper berry, allspice, and star anise were finalized.
  • These standards have been forwarded to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) recommending for adoption at final Step 8 as full-fledged Codex standards.
  • For the first time ever in this committee, the strategy of grouping of spices was successfully implemented.
  • The committee finalized the first group standard for ‘spices derived from fruits and berries’ (covering 3 spices, viz, juniper berry, allspice, and star anise) in the present session.
  • The draft standard for vanilla progressed to step 5 and would be subjected to one more round of scrutiny by member countries before being taken up for discussion in the next session of the committee.

Question:

Q.1 Which of the following spices had their quality standards finalized in the 7th session of the Codex Committee?
a. Vanilla
b. Black Pepper
c. Juniper Berry
d. Cinnamon

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