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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

March for food safety to take place in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

A march has been organized for World Food Safety Day at the Universidad Deltaica Territorial "Francisco Tamayo" in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The march will follow a pre-determined course around local streets, during which food safety awareness posters will be distributed. There will also be a ‘radio space’, provided by the Okey 104.9 FM station in the town of Tucupita, in order to generate awareness about issues related to food safety and invite the Delta Amacuro community to make efforts to [...]
07 June 2022

Guatemala to hold online conference for World Food Safety Day

The Government of Guatemala has organized an online conference to discuss “safer food, better health” on 7 June, World Food Safety Day. The event is co-organized by the International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (OIRSA), the National Codex Committee in Guatemala and the Government of Guatemala’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food, with the support of Gremial de Alimentos y Bebidas de Guatemala (GREMAB – theFood and Beverage Guild of Guatemala), the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and the Ministry of [...]
07 June 2022

Federal University of São Paulo in Brazil will hold a webinar for World Food Safety Day 2022

The Federal University of São Paulo (Universidade Federal de São Paulo) “Risk and Resilience in food safety” research group (Grupo de Estudos em Risco e Resiliência em Segurança dos Alimentos, GERRSAL) is planning a webinar to celebrate World Food Safety Day under the theme of the year, “Safer food, better health”. The event, which will take place on 7 June, will see undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and food safety professionals in the audience. The line-up of speakers includes Elke Stedefeldt, Laís Mariano [...]
07 June 2022

World Food Safety Day event for Costa Rica’s Institute of Learning

Costa Rica’s National Learning Institute (INA) will hold a World Food Safety Day virtual event on 7 June with two guest speakers. Esteban Murillo Viera, from INA’s Food Industry hub, will speak on "The National Learning Institute and its commitment to food safety in Costa Rica" and then Viviana Ramos Rodriguez, Director of the National Center for Poison Control, will speak about “General food poisoning trends in Costa Rica, according to reports from the National Center for Poison Control". Date & time: [...]
07 June 2022

Cuban youth encouraged to use artistic expression in World Food Safety Day competition

The Matanzas territorial standardization offices in Cuba are holding a talent competition to engage young people for World Food Safety Day. Anyone from Matanzas between the ages of 10 and 17 is invited to consider the theme of “health with safety” and to submit photographs, drawings, posters, poetry or audio-visual products that promote actions for safe, healthy eating and good hygiene practices in the community. Judges will be looking for creativity, relevance to the theme of the contest, the message being put [...]
07 June 2022

World Food Safety Day symposium in Ecuador for manufacturing and export

Ecuadorian food consulting firm, Estrategia, is organizing a World Food Safety Day symposium entitled “Food symposium for manufacturing and export (Simposio Alimentario para la Fabricación y Exportación (SAFE)”. The full-day event on 7 June will include speakers presenting subjects such as Microbial tests for food safety controls HACCP in the food industry Innovation, design and management of new food microbiology products Safety in agricultural practices Requirements for the export of food Microplastics as emerging contaminants in food Integrated pest management versus safety Experimental design in the food area Illnesses transmitted [...]
07 June 2022

Mexico’s Universidad Ducens will host a Facebook live event for World Food Safety Day

The Agrifood Quality department at Universidad Ducens in Mexico is hosting a Facebook live discussion for World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with the Jesús Oviedo Pérez Technological School Foundation. International HACCP Alliance Lead Instructor and Agrifood quality expert, David A. Delgado Herrera will be joined by guests from Uruguay and Colombia’s Technological School Foundation of Neiva. Date & time: 7 June, 18:00 Mexico time (8 June 03:00 CET) Read more: Join the event:  
07 June 2022

Food safety training for agricultural students in Peru

A World Food Safety Day Facebook live event has been organized by the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina in Peru. The 7 June symposium will last from 17:00-21:30 local time (midnight to 04:30 CET on 7 June) and is aimed primarily at students, graduates, technicians, professionals and any interested members of the public who want to learn more about the mandatory safety system in Peru. The programme involves contributors from the public and private sectors and academia, with consumers represented by [...]
07 June 2022

Caribbean On the Move for Safer Food, Better Health

The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) is organizing a World Food Safety Day webinar in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health, (PANAFTOSA-VPH-PAHO) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). The two-part event will start with contributions from representatives of the international and regional organizations, moderated by Margarita Corrales (PANAFTOSA-VPH-PAHO). [...]
06 June 2022

Cuban authorities planning national World Food Safety Day celebrations

In Cuba, government authorities have planned a programme of activities aimed at raising awareness among decision-makers and the general public alike. A media campaign has been devised, which includes a press release and a promotional video to be aired across the Cuban television network. On 6 June, the President of the National Codex Committee of Cuba will be joined by colleagues from the Ministries of Agriculture and Public Health in a press conference. The President of the National Codex Committee, Director [...]
06 June 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]