Japan Offspring Fund(JOF) is a consumer group and environmental NGO established in 1984. We have researched issues involving the safety of daily life, including chemical residues, endocrine disruptors, and genetically engineered food.

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Codex Alimentarius Commission


Codex Alimentarius Commission (International Food Standard)


The International Association of Consumer Food Organizations (IACFO) is an international association of non-governmental organizations (NGO's) that represent consumer interests in the areas of food safety, nutrition, and related matters.

IACFO was formed in 1997 to address the lack of consumer representation in the debate over the global food trade and to work with international agencies responsible for harmonizing standards related to the production, distribution, and sale of foods. The founding members of the IACFO are the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the Japan Offspring Fund (JOF), and the Food Commission UK.

IACFO members do not accept any funding from the food industry. IACFO has been incorporated as a non-profit organization in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, USA.

IACFO files comments with the governmental regulatory agencies in North America, Europe, and Asia, and releases reports examining food safety and nutrition policy issues.

IACFO has been granted observer status before the Codex Alimentarius Commission (a subsidiary of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization) charged by the World Trade Organization with developing international food standards. IACFO seeks to ensure that consumers' interests are adequately represented at meetings of the Commission and its committees.

The organization is managed by a board of directors. The directors are Bruce Silverglade of CSPI, Dr. Tim Lobstein of the Food Commission UK and Junichi Kowaka of the Japan Offspring Fund.

1875. Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 2000, Tel:1-202-332-9110, ext.337 Fax 1-202-265-4954
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