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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

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

Guatemala to host World Food Safety Day webinar

The Codex Guatemala office is inviting interested parties to attend a webinar for World Food Safety Day, which is organized under this year’s theme “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” The free event will address two key subject areas: the relevance of laboratory analysis to keeping food safe in the Guatemalan food industry food safety is everyone’s business The webinar will take place on World Food Safety Day itself: 7 June. Register here: Date and time: 7 June, 08:00 (14:00 GMT)
07 June 2021

Costa Rica Ministry to host World Food Safety Day webinar

The Costa Rican Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Commerce will host a webinar for World Food Safety Day under this year’s theme "Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow." The 7 June event will include recognized national and international panelists who will contribute to two sessions: The role of intestinal microbiota in the advance towards safe and healthier foods The process of normalization and regulation of nanotechnology and nano materials as prevention of nanotoxicity The event will be opened by Victoria Hernández Mora, [...]
07 June 2021

El Salvador webinar to be held on “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”

Salvadorean authorities will hold a virtual conversation on food safety on 7 June, in celebration of World Food Safety Day, with the aim of ensuring that all sectors involved in the food chain are informed about the importance of food safety. The event will be opened by El Salvador’s Minister for the Economy and President of the National Quality Control Agency, Maria Luisa Hayam Brevé and Giovanni Escalante, the country representative for the World Health Organization (WHO). The webinar will consist of [...]
07 June 2021

The Dominican Republic’s Universidad ISA to host conference on “Science and Food Safety”

To celebrate World Food Safety Day this year, the Dominican Republic’s ISA University will host a 1-hour online conference to explore issues around science and food safety, with a focus on the World Food Safety Day slogan “Food safety is everyone’s business.” The university has teamed up with a local initiative called Inocuidad Gemela RD and David A. Carroll, from the School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston, USA, to explore “the importance of the food industry, safe [...]
07 June 2021

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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]