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Región del CCLAC - Coordinador Regional 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.


Noticias de la región

Codex Trust Fund / Project Launched to Promote Food Safety Standards for a Healthier Guyana

Guyana launched its Codex Trust Fund (CTF) Project on 6 October, 2021 following a two-day training programme for the National Codex Committee (NCC) members. The launch, which was held at the Cara Lodge in Georgetown, was marked by the presence of Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Advisor to the Minister of Health, Dr. Richard Blair, Advisor on CARICOM Agriculture Food Systems, Ms. Carol Thomas, Guyana’s CTF Project Consultant (Semester 1), Dr. Jean Seme Fils Alexandre, Representative from PAHO/WHO, Mr. Wilmot Garnett, IICA [...]
19 October 2021

Chile’s food safety agency holds three World Food Safety events – for three different demographic groups

For World Food Safety Day 2021, Chile’s Agency for Food Safety and Quality (ACHIPIA) organized three events aimed at three very specific demographic groups: women, the elderly and children. On 7 June, Chile’s Minister of Agriculture, María Emilia Undurraga; the FAO representative in Chile, Eve Crowley; and the Executive Secretary of ACHIPIA, Nuri Gras, opened ACHIPIA’s World Food Safety Day celebrations with introductions to the first webinar, which was entitled “Mujeres e Inocuidad Alimentaria: muchas nueces, poco ruido.” The event focused [...]
21 July 2021

Nicaragua celebrates food safety at health centres and other venues across the country

For World Food Safety Day 2021, the competent authorities in food safety of Nicaragua carried out different activities such as: creating murals, holding talks, visiting food retail outlets, producing posters and a video to highlight the importance of food safety, all under the theme "Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow". It should be noted that the competent authorities in matters of food safety lead the national work of INFOSAN and the Codex Alimentarius, for which guidelines were implemented and [...]
25 June 2021

Jamaican authorities celebrate World Food Safety Days with a week-long series of events

A week-long series of World Food Safety Days events in Jamaica began on Sunday, May 30, with a church service held at the Webster’s Memorial United Church. Hon. Floyd Green, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries recorded a video address where he spoke about the importance of safe food for food security, the efforts of the government to improve food safety and the theme of the celebrations in the country “Safe food now for a healthy Jamaica”. On June 4, the authorities [...]
17 June 2021

Honduras celebra el "Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos" con una competencia

En Honduras, en el marco del Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos y por medio del Punto de contacto del Codex Alimentarius, se realizó una competencia en la cual participaron varias empresas del sector privado. La competencia se llevó a cabo el 8 de junio de 2021 de manera virtual. Los participantes compartieron la manera en que celebraron el Día Mundial de la Inocuidad de los Alimentos en su empresa. Cada una de las empresas resaltó la necesidad de [...]
11 June 2021

Dr Drika returns! World Food Safety Day in Brazil

Dr Adriana Abud is a food safety expert who works forRede Savegnago Supermercados in Brazil. Last year, she introduced shoppers and supermarket workers to Dr Drika, her food safety “avatar.” And Dr Drika has returned this year, with new outfits for different supermarket departments. This year, Dr Abud has developed a number of World Food Safety Day materials to promote a culture of hygiene and good practice among managers, suppliers, staff and customers of the supermarket chain she works for. She [...]
10 June 2021

Three events in Colombia to celebrate World Food Safety Day

The Government of Colombia is organizing three events over three days to mark World Food Safety Day. The events will cover some fundamental issues around the subject of food safety. On 9 June, Dr Margarita Corrales, a specialist in food safety for the Pan American Health Organization will speak on “Microbiological Risks of Foods - Focus on the Consumer.” A forum discussion has been arranged for the following day, where Carla Yojana Portillo Carrascal, an expert in animal production and the [...]
09 June 2021

The Codex office in Honduras is holding a World Food Safety Day competition and webinars

Honduras’ Codex office will hold four World Food Safety Day webinars and, in an effort to encourage promotion of food safety generally, is also running a competition for companies throughout Honduras. Companies are being asked to send in videos, photos and testimonies that show how company employees were inspired to join in on World Food Safety Day celebrations. Three key criteria will be used to choose the three winners: Creativity Staff inclusion Relevance to good food safety awareness The winners will be announced on 8 [...]
08 June 2021

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

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