Argentina – Future developments at the 147th Regular Meeting of the CONAL

The Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, Juan José Bahillo, participated today in the opening of the 147th Regular Meeting of the National Food Commission (CONAL in Spanish), which will meet for two consecutive days and which has on its agenda topics such as foods entering public consultation and progress with the vegan/vegetarian and organic and inorganic contaminants working groups and others.

During the meeting, the proposed framework for fortified, added and electrolyte beverages was analyzed; the reports of different working groups were presented, such as contaminants in edible algae, rice flour, sea salt and dry brewer’s bagasse; microbiological criteria for pollen, herbs for infusions and Helix snail eggs “snail caviar” were discussed; and the inclusion of the fungus Ganoderma Lucidum in the Argentine Food Code was discussed.