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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

Mexican university to hold its first ever food safety forum for World Food Safety Day

The Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco University in Mexico will hold its first ever Food Safety Forum on World Food Safety Day. The objective of the event is to “contribute to sanitary quality in the production and conservation of food”, through conferences in the Academic Division of Agricultural Sciences of the University. Subjects to be covered include sanitary surveillance in meat processing, graduate experiences in Business Process Management (BPM) in the meat industry, and foodborne diseases. There will also be an exhibition [...]
07 June 2023

Chile World Food Safety Day event will bring together national authorities to discuss food standards

The Chilean Agency for Safety and Food Quality (ACHIPIA) has organized a World Food Safety Day event for 7 June, 2023, under the title of this year’s theme, “Food standards save lives”. The in-person seminar will take place at Auditorio Edificio Bicentenario, Teatinos 92, Santiago Centro and will highlight the effort and work carried out by the competent national authorities and organizations in matters of food standards setting and implementation. The objective of this activity is to highlight the importance of [...]
07 June 2023

Mexico national association targeting various audiences in a World Food Safety Day forum

The National Association for Food Safety and Quality in Mexico (ANICA) is organizing its 2nd National Forum on Food Safety, which will take place on 7 June in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico with the theme “Food standards save lives”. The event is being organized by ANICA, the Technological Institute of Mazatlán and the Coordination for the Promotion of Scientific Research and Innovation of the State of Sinaloa (CONFIE Sinaloa). The event will include an ANICA Children's event and an ANICA "At Home" programme, [...]
07 June 2023

Avocado chain in Mexico under the spotlight in World Food Safety Day event

In order to raise awareness on food safety issues among associates and the general population, the Association of Avocado Producers and Packers-Exporters of Mexico AC (APEAM AC), will organize its second World Food Safety Day Forum. The event is organized with the aim of commemorating, promoting, disseminating and emphasizing to associates the importance of safety in the avocado crop production system. Various topics will be addressed, such as sustainability, laboratory techniques for analysis of microorganisms, pesticide residues, "accreditation", food safety and [...]
06 June 2023

Welcome to World Food Safety Day in Latin America and the Caribbean 2023!

¡Bienvenido al Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos en América Latina y el Caribe 2023! [See English below] En 2023, por tercer año consecutivo, las organizaciones internacionales y regionales CCLAC, IICA, FAO, OIRSA y OPS/PANAFTOSA se unen para celebrar el Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos (DMIA) y enfatizar la importancia de la inocuidad de los alimentos para una mejor salud. Para su celebración, se realizarán dos actividades. Un webinario en el que participarán diferentes expertos de la región, [...]
05 June 2023

Mexican university planning some tasty World Food Safety Day events!

The Private University of the Peninsula (UPP) of the City of Mérida Yucatán together with the School of Nutrition will celebrate World Food Safety Day. The programme includes a series of activities devised by the nutritionist and teacher Luis Enrique Manzanero, who will carry out a commemorative day for students of the Bachelor of Nutrition. The first activity is a conference for future nutrition professionals. This talk is called "The importance of food safety and food standards for the nutrition professional" and [...]
05 June 2023

World Food Safety Day event in Peru: What is your role in Food Safety?

As the World Food Safety Day theme states: "Food standards saves lives. It is not only crucial for food security, but also plays a key role in reducing foodborne diseases". Our role is to take active action at every stage of the food chain in our homes, schools, universities, jobs, as consumers and in other phases where we participate. That is why, in view of the "World Food Safety Day" 2023, to be held on June 7, I made a commitment to [...]
27 April 2023

El Salvador engages all stakeholders for 2023 Codex Programme

The Salvadoran Agency for Technical Regulation (OSARTEC), Codex El Salvador Contact Point, held a workshop on 20 February 2023 to plan the 2023 National Codex Programme.   Read the news on the OSREATEC web site in English and in Spanish Photo credit ©OSRATEC
14 March 2023

William Cole vineyard highlights good practices in Chile for World Food Safety Day

At William Cole (Tapihue) Wines’ Viña El Rosal in Chile this year, World Food Safety Day was observed in an event that included a talk and demonstrations about the culture of food safety within the company. By using microscopes and petri dishes with bacterial cultures in various stages of growth, the event holders graphically demonstrated the risks transmitted by poor hygienic practices and how to detect them. They talked about how everyone in the company has a role to play [...]
12 December 2022

Webinar on Codex texts for the Latin American and the Caribbean region / 7 December 10.00 (GMT-5)

To strengthen national food safety systems and promote the application of Codex standards, there will be a webinar on basic Codex texts on 7 December 2022, 10.00–12.00 (GMT-5). This is part of the webinar series for capacity building in the Latin American and Caribbean region. “For more than five decades Codex texts have contributed immensely to the safety and quality of the food we eat. Codex standards are used as a benchmark in international trade agreements, ensuring that trade can flow globally but not [...]
05 December 2022

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CCLAC Coordinator

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For regional enquiries contact:

CCLAC Secretariat

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

Email: [email protected]