Please take note of the appended link to the Codex Alimentarius homepage. There you will find a very useful booklet explaining Codex Alimentarius in either English, French or Spanish. Particular attention should be drawn to the section "Origins of the Codex Alimentarius" where IDF receives a special appreciation as "important catalyst in the conception of Codex Alimentarius".
The information booklet "Understanding Codex Alimentarius" is now available on-line at the following URLs:
It may also be accessed in many more languages from the Codex Home page at http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/about-codex/en/