Page tools

The CCLAC Region - Regional Coordinator Ecuador


In 1976 a Coordinating Committee for Latin America, established by the 10th Codex Alimentarius Commission in 1974, held its first meeting in Rome with eight countries from the region in attendance. At its third session a proposal was made to change the name of the committee to its current form (Coordinating Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean) as this better reflected the membership of the region. In 1984 at its 31st session, the Executive Committee, acting on behalf of the Commission, agreed to this change.

The region of Latin America and the Caribbean is an important actor in the production and trade of food at a global level. The region produces enough food to supply itself and to export, with both water and land resources to produce even more.

The region has enormous natural wealth, a flourishing agricultural industry and a family farming sector that is essential for its population. The promotion and strengthening of food safety must be continued at the level of all regions to guarantee the health of consumers and fair and equitable trade.

The coordinator, Ecuador is based in AGROCALIDAD an agency attached to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. They aim to create synergies between countries in the region, to provide mutual support in order to overcome regional problems and examine solutions to common challenges.

The coordinator further aims to strengthen collaboration among countries and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the Commission and its subsidiary bodies.


News from the region

Codex in Honduras runs World Food Safety Day competition

This year for World Food Safety Day, the Codex Alimentarius office in Honduras organized a competition asking companies across the country to share the ways in which they were raising awareness about food safety among their employees. The announcement of the competition winners took place virtually on 8 June. Companies chose a variety of different ways to relay the food safety message to their staff, from games, to competitions and video creation, they each commemorated this day in a “very special [...]
11 June 2021

Dr Drika returns! World Food Safety Day in Brazil

Dr Adriana Abud is a food safety expert who works forRede Savegnago Supermercados in Brazil. Last year, she introduced shoppers and supermarket workers to Dr Drika, her food safety “avatar.” And Dr Drika has returned this year, with new outfits for different supermarket departments. This year, Dr Abud has developed a number of World Food Safety Day materials to promote a culture of hygiene and good practice among managers, suppliers, staff and customers of the supermarket chain she works for. She [...]
10 June 2021

Three events in Colombia to celebrate World Food Safety Day

The Government of Colombia is organizing three events over three days to mark World Food Safety Day. The events will cover some fundamental issues around the subject of food safety. On 9 June, Dr Margarita Corrales, a specialist in food safety for the Pan American Health Organization will speak on “Microbiological Risks of Foods - Focus on the Consumer.” A forum discussion has been arranged for the following day, where Carla Yojana Portillo Carrascal, an expert in animal production and the [...]
09 June 2021

The Codex office in Honduras is holding a World Food Safety Day competition and webinars

Honduras’ Codex office will hold four World Food Safety Day webinars and, in an effort to encourage promotion of food safety generally, is also running a competition for companies throughout Honduras. Companies are being asked to send in videos, photos and testimonies that show how company employees were inspired to join in on World Food Safety Day celebrations. Three key criteria will be used to choose the three winners: Creativity Staff inclusion Relevance to good food safety awareness The winners will be announced on 8 [...]
08 June 2021

Ministra de Economía de El Salvador: Se prevé la aplicación y difusión de mejores prácticas de producción

El Salvador se unió a la conmemoración del Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos a través de un conversatorio virtual donde se dieron cita representantes de instituciones públicas, la  industria de alimentos, organismos internacionales y universidades para hablar sobre el lema de este año: Alimentos seguros ahora, para un mañana saludable. El Organismo Salvadoreño de Reglamentación Técnica -OSARTEC-, como Punto de Contacto del Codex Alimentarius organizó la actividad que contó con la participación de más de 230 espectadores y [...]
07 June 2021

Senac University Center in Brazil will host two webinars on food safety management

Senac University Center is planning to hold two webinars to celebrate World Food Safety Day and highlight food safety management practices. The events, which will take place on June 7 and June 9, will be in Portuguese and invite the audience of students, researchers, and food safety professionals to participate. Moderated by Dr Laís Mariano Zanin, a nutritionist, the first event will focus on water and school feeding in the context of a dialogue on food safety and United Nations 2030 [...]
07 June 2021

Ecuador destaca la importancia de la inocuidad de los alimentos para un mañana saludable

La Agencia de Regulación y Control Fito y Zoosanitario – AGROCALIDAD, como Autoridad Nacional Sanitaria, Fitosanitaria y de Inocuidad de los Alimentos en Ecuador, organizo el evento virtual denominado “Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos”, a fin de generar una conciencia clara en la población ecuatoriana sobre la importancia de la producción y consumo de alimentos inocuos. El evento protocolar conto con la intervención de las siguientes autoridades; Rommel Betancourt, Coordinador de Inocuidad de Alimentos de AGROCALIDAD, abrió  el evento [...]
07 June 2021

Chile plans three-pronged approach for World Food Safety Day

Chile’s agency for food safety and quality (ACHIPIA) is planning to celebrate World Food Safety Day 2021 with a creative approach aimed at: raising public awareness about food safety educating on disease prevention through food safety discussing collaborative approaches to food safety in all sectors promoting solutions and ways of improving food safety. The 2021 celebrations will be targeting three sections of the population in different ways and on three separate days. A ‘women’s’ webinar entitled “Mujeres e inocuidad alimentaria: muchos nueces, poco ruido” will [...]
07 June 2021

The Government of Panama will host a World Food Safety Day webinar to inspire action on food safety

The Government of Panama is planning to inspire action on food safety this World Food Safety Day, with a webinar titled “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” The 7 June event will address issues related to good food handling and, with presentations from Costa Rica and Colombia, discussion will also explore international challenges in food safety, as well as national, regional and international policies in favour of safe and nutritious food. Dr Jessie Usaga from the National Center for Food Science [...]
07 June 2021

Ecuador webinar to host national and international experts

The Agency for the Regulation and Control of Phytosanitary and Animal Health (AGROCALIDAD) in Ecuador is running a competition and hosting a webinar for World Food Safety Day, under the themes of “food safety is everyone’s business” and “safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” The event will have two parts to it, with Rommel Betancourt, AGROCALIDAD’s food safety coordinator opening the proceedings with a word about World Food Safety Day. Thereafter, Agustin Zimmermann, the representative for the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]
07 June 2021
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Video Message

CCLAC Coordinator

All information on Codex is public and free.

For regional enquiries contact:

CCLAC Secretariat

Agencia de Regulación y Control Fito y Zoosanitaria AGROCALIDAD
Avenida Eloy Alfaro y Amazonas

Email: [email protected]