The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have produced a new series of eLearning courses on Codex Alimentarius. The courses are available to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the Codex collection of food standards.
The Codex Alimentarius is set by the Codex Alimentarius Commission as part of the Joint FAO-WHO Food Standards Program.
The courses are suited for Codex Contact Points, government officials, food producers, consumer representatives, Codex observer organizations, and members of the scientific community. The courses are open access and can also be downloaded. The introductory course is available in English, French, and Spanish, and multilingual versions of subsequent courses will be released throughout 2023.
The new series of eLearning serves as an interactive tool to improve stakeholders’ knowledge on a range of topics to more effectively participate in the Codex Alimentarius Commission standard-setting process. The modular nature of each course allows learners to develop their knowledge according to their specific needs, interests, and time availability. Upon successful completion, a digital badge is issued to certify the competencies acquired in each course.