Standardization in the field of human and animal foodstuffs, covering the food chain from primary production to consumption, as well as animal and vegetable propagation materials, in particular, but not limited to, terminology, sampling, methods of test and analysis, product specifications, food and feed safety and quality management and requirements for packaging, storage and transportation

Excluded :

  • products covered by ISO/TC 54 Essential oils and ISO/TC 93 Starch (including derivatives and by-products).

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Published ISO standards *

of which 32 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 34


ISO standards under development *

of which 5 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 34

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 34/SC 2 Oleaginous seeds and fruits and oilseed meals Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 3 Fruits and vegetables and their derived products Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 4 Cereals and pulses Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 5 Milk and milk products Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 6 Meat, poultry, fish, eggs and their products Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 7 Spices, culinary herbs and condiments Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 8 Tea Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 9 Microbiology Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 10 Animal feeding stuffs Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 11 Animal and vegetable fats and oils Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 12 Sensory analysis Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 15 Coffee Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 16 Horizontal methods for molecular biomarker analysis Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 18 Cocoa Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 19 Bee products Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/SC 20 Food loss and waste Subcommittee
ISO/TC 34/CAG   Chair's Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 34/WG 14   Vitamins, carotenoids and other nutrients Working group
ISO/TC 34/WG 24   qNMR (Quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) Working group
ISO/TC 34/WG 25   Food security in emergency or crisis situation Working group
ISO/TC 34/WG 26   Plant-based foods Working group
ISO/TC 34/WG 27   Professional farmer organization Working group
ISO/TC 34/WG 28   Characteristics of fresh and dry baker’s yeast Working group
ISO/TC 34/WG 29   Vegetable and algae proteins used for food products and add Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 34

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 34:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 34/SC 2 Oleaginous seeds and fruits and oilseed meals ISO
ISO/TC 38 Textiles ISO
ISO/TC 54 Essential oils ISO
ISO/TC 85/SC 2 Radiological protection ISO
ISO/TC 93 Starch (including derivatives and by-products) ISO
ISO/TC 176/SC 2 Quality systems ISO
ISO/TC 212 Medical laboratories and in vitro diagnostic systems ISO
ISO/TC 234 Fisheries and aquaculture ISO
ISO/TC 331 Biodiversity ISO
ISO/TC 334 Reference materials ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 34

ISO/TC 34 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/CASCO Committee on conformity assessment ISO
ISO/TC 23/SC 7 Equipment for harvesting and conservation ISO
ISO/TC 47 Chemistry ISO
ISO/TC 69/SC 6 Measurement methods and results ISO
ISO/TC 93 Starch (including derivatives and by-products) ISO
ISO/TC 176/SC 2 Quality systems ISO
ISO/TC 212 Medical laboratories and in vitro diagnostic systems ISO
ISO/TC 234 Fisheries and aquaculture ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
AOAC INTERNATIONAL AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Association of Analytical Communities A
AOCS American Oil Chemists' Society A
CAC Codex Alimentarius Commission A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations A
FoodDrinkEurope Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries in the EU A
I.M.S International Meat Secretariat A
IDF International Dairy Federation A
IH&RA International Hotel & Restaurant Association A
IUPAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry A
NMKL Nordic-Baltic Committee on Food Analysis A
OIV International Organisation of Vine and Wine A
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe A
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization A
USP US Pharmacopeial Convention A
WOAH World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) A
WHO World Health Organization B

Organizations in liaison (Category C)

C liaisons participate at the level of a Working Group

Acronym Title Category
EAPF European Alliance for Plant-based Food C
ENSA European Plant-based Foods Association C
EUVEPRO EUVEPRO European Vegetable Proteins Association C
FIA - Food Industry Asia Food Industry Asia C
ICAAS International Council on Amino Acids Science C
ProVeg Nederland ProVeg Nederland C
Starch Europe Starch Europe C
WFP World Food Programme C
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
23 October 2024 Milano (Italy) ISO/TC 34/SC 2  
24-25 October 2024 Milano (Italy) ISO/TC 34/SC 11  
28-1 October-November 2024 London (United Kingdom) ISO/TC 34/SC 15  
1 November 2024 San Isidro (Peru) ISO/TC 34/SC 17  
21 March 2025 Sydney (Australia) ISO/TC 34/SC 20 *

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 34 - Secretariat

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