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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

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

World Food Safety Day webinar planned in Argentina

The Argentinian Food Safety Commission (Comisión Argentina de Inocuidad Alimentaria - CAIA) has organized a webinar for World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with the Argentinian Microbiology Association (the Asociación Argentina de Microbiología – AAM). The event will take place on 6 June. CAIA’s President, Fabiana Guglielmone, and Vice-President, Fernando Gallegos Sola will open a programme comprising five presentations: -        "Thinking about the future of food safety" from Marisa Caipo, Food Safety and Quality Officer of the Regional Office for Latin America and [...]
06 June 2022

Ecuador food safety and quality control company to host World Food Safety Day webinars

QFS (Quality Food Safety) Corporation in Ecuador is organizing a week-long series of World Food Safety Day webinars aimed at “focusing on best practices and safety processes to prevent foodborne illness and to ensure consumers [can access] safe and healthy food”. Date & time: 6-10 June 16:00 - 18:00 Ecuador time (23:00 7 June – 01:00 8 June CEST) Register here: Read more:  
06 June 2022

Costa Rica to host World Food Safety Day webinar

Costa Rica’s Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Commerce will host a World Food Safety Day webinar on 6 June, under the theme of “Safer food, better health”. The event will include three discussions, each of which will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The first discussion will look at “surveillance of mycotoxins”, with Alejandra Acosta and Andrea Brenes Soto from the Animal Nutrition Research Center (CINA) at the University of Costa Rica, and will be moderated by Ana Cristina Briones from [...]
06 June 2022

The Salvadorian Agency for Technical Regulation (OSARTEC) works with universities to spread World Food Safety Day messages

The Salvadoran Agency for Technical Regulation (OSARTEC) as Contact Point for the Codex Alimentarius in El Salvador has coordinated with the national academic sector to raise awareness about food safety. The efforts involved the development of multimedia content in celebration of World Food Safety Day, which highlighted the importance of food safety and its benefits at the national level. More than fifty students from the following universities participated in this activity. All these students are pursuing food careers. They shared the [...]
05 June 2022

Local food safety expo planned in the Bahamas

The Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA) is planning World Food Safety Day events starting on 4 June at the Marathon Mall. The local event will involve a showcase of poster finalists, free “health checks”, a food safety display and “prizes and surprises”. This all-day event is the first of a series of events planned to raise awareness about food safety in the Bahamas, leading up to World Food Safety Day itself on 7 June. Date & time: 4 June [...]
04 June 2022

Sustainable School Programme in Bahia, Brazil, will host a school celebration

The Public Ministry of the state of Bahia, Brazil, and its Sustainable School Programme will organize a World Food Safety Day celebration in partnership with the City Hall of Santaluz City. Sustainable School Programme is an institutional initiative to promote the Brazilian school feeding programme with the focus on promoting food safety, food security and to combat malnutrition and childhood obesity, targeted toward working in compliance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The event will happen at CENOS public school and [...]
03 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]