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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

Run for food safety in El Salvador

Authorities in El Salvador are organizing a 5km run for World Food Safety Day, to “promote the importance of better health and how safe foods contribute to that goal”. The event will take place on 12 June in the capital San Salvador, starting at the Multiplaza shopping mall. The run is organized in collaboration with the Salvadorean Technical Regulation Organization (OSARTEC), the International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (OIRSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) office in El Salvador. Prizes will be [...]
12 June 2022

Government of Panama to discuss “safer food, better health” for World Food Safety Day

With the aim of drawing attention and inspiring actions to guarantee food safety and to benefit consumers around the world, the Government of Panama has organized a World Food Safety Day webinar. Discussion will focus on tools that promote food safety and adhere to Codex Alimentarius recommendations while facilitating access to national, regional and international markets. Keynote presentations will come from Spain, Chile and Panama, and will address issues related to food safety worldwide, providing the public with a broad overview of [...]
10 June 2022

Caribbean countries and organizations call for integration, legislation and collaboration on World Food Safety Day

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) co-organized a World Food Safety Day online event that took place on Monday 6 June. Representatives of each agency explained how their organization is involved in ensuring food safety across the subregion and a round table discussion then took place, with contributors from different sectors and different nations of the Caribbean. The event was [...]
09 June 2022

From the field to the table on Costa Rica’s World Food Safety Day

The Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Commerce of Costa Rica (MEIC) has produced a video to mark World Food Safety Day this year, with the title “From field to table - the different actors in the production chain”. The video features six people talking about why food safety is important to them. Each person represents a different step in the food production chain. Milk producer, Ivannia Quesada says “quality and food safety is present throughout the entire agro-industrial chain, starting with [...]
08 June 2022

Chile’s food safety and quality agency to produce World Food Safety Day live event

The Agencia Chilena para la Inocuidad y Calidad Alimentaria (the Agency for the Safety and Quality of Food – ACHIPIA), in conjunction with the regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Chile, has organized a webinar under the theme of “Food safety and food heritage”. Guests include Paola Alvarez from Red Hortícola, Hilda Cartagena, Agricultural Producer from the Talagante National Beekeeping Network, Cecilia Pastén a goat cheese producer from the Coquímbo region and Patricia [...]
08 June 2022

Great efforts are needed to guarantee the safety of the food on our table

On Tuesday, 1 June a multiagency-webinar took place for World Food Safety Day in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The trilingual event explored ways of ensuring “safer food, better health” for all, and looked at some of the food safety challenges across theregion. The webinar was organized and hosted by the International Regional Organization for Agricultural Health (OIRSA) and co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Inter-American Institute [...]
07 June 2022

Cycle of World Food Safety Day conferences planned for Panama master’s course

Staff and students of the master’s course in chemical sciences at the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in Panama have organized a ‘cycle of conferences’ for World Food Safety Day under the theme of “safer food, better health”. The aim is “to address issues of food safety and sovereignty, food safety and the SDGs, food safety and health research and industrial innovation and agribusiness”. The event will emphasize work done on food safety in the chemistry department of the Faculty of Natural [...]
07 June 2022

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

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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]