FCC Forum is the process for new and revised Food Chemicals Codex public review and comment.
All proposed standards and revisions for the FCC are first posted in the free, online FCC Forum for a 90-day public comment period. Once revisions or new standards are approved by the Food Ingredients Expert Committee they are published in the FCC main edition or its Supplements. The table below shows applicable FCC Forum comment periods, targeted publications, and publication dates.
|FCC Forum Date||Comment Period||Target FCC Publication||Publication Date||Publication Effective Date|
|Dec 2018||Dec 31, 2018–Mar 31, 2019||FCC, Eleventh Edition, Third Supplement||Sep 1, 2019||Dec 1, 2019|
|Jun 2019||Jun 30- Sep 30, 2019||FCC, Twelfth Edition||Mar 1, 2020||
Dec 1, 2020
Please see this Notice regarding the delayed implementation date for FCC, Twelfth Edition
|Dec 2019||Dec 31 2019-Mar 31, 2020||FCC, Twelfth Edition, First Supplement||Sep 1, 2020||Dec 1, 2020|
|Jun 2020||Jun 30-Sep 30, 2020||FCC, Twelfth Edition, Second Supplement||Mar 1, 2021||Jun 1, 2021|
|Dec 2020||Dec 31, 2020- Mar 31, 2021||FCC, Twelfth Edition, Third Supplement||Sep 1, 2021||Dec 1, 2021|
|June 2021||Jun 30- Sep 30, 2021||FCC, Thirteenth Edition||Mar 1, 2021||Jun 1, 2022|
Information in the above table is subject to change as needed and without prior notice.