The Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling is a General Subject Committee that elaborates sampling plans and procedures for all food commodities except for residues of pesticides or veterinary drugs in food, the assessment of micro biological quality and safety in food, and the assessment of specifications for food additives. The committee also considers specific sampling and analysis problems submitted to it, and defines procedures, protocols, guidelines or related texts for the assessment of food laboratory proficiency, as well as quality assurance systems for laboratories.