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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.

 


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Radio interview highlights importance of food safety in Jamaica

The chairperson of the National Codex Committee, Suzan McLennon-Miguel appeared on the Agrobuzz segment of a Radio Jamaica morning show to talk about the activities surrounding the observance of World Food Safety Day.  
11 June 2020

Welcome to the World Food Safety Day in the Caribbean!

A message from the event organizers the Caribbean Public Health Agency, FAO and the Pan-American Health Organization:  This is a special year to celebrate and recognize the effort of people who work throughout the food production chain. This day is dedicated to farmers, producers, retailers, buyers, sellers, and consumers. We especially want to thank all actors along the food production chain for being there in crisis situations, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, and recognize their dedication to ensuring a continuous [...]
10 June 2020

An avatar unveiled in Brazil for World Food Safety Day

A 7 June 2020 World Food Safety Day campaign delivered many communication and dissemination tools, enabling several companies in the food supply chain, open during the pandemic, to share the message in a clear and playful way. An example of this is demonstrated by the activities coordinated by the Dr Adriana Abud, who works together with other professionals specialized in Safety Food to promote the Culture of Food Safety in companies. For 30 days, several calls were made, materials were sent [...]
09 June 2020

Food safety: a fundamental aspect of public policies

On June 8, the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC) of Costa Rica, with the technical collaboration of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) held the web seminar "Sustainable Production and its Relation to Food Safety". The webinar was also attended by the Chairperson of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Guilherme da Costa Jr and by several panellists representing different institutions and entities of the public and private sector. Guilherme da Costa and Luìsa Dìaz The Minister of Economy, Industry [...]
09 June 2020

Costa Rica Vice-President relays World Food Safety Day greetings in two videos

For the second World Food Safety Day, H.E. Epsy Campbell Barr, Vice-President of the Republic of Costa Rica, recorded two video messages, one in Spanish and another in English, to convey commemorative greetings to all. As the original sponsor of the resolution to establish a UN day dedicated to food safety, Costa Rica is committed to promoting the production, consumption and trade of safe food given its importance to health, well-being and livelihoods. In the video, the Vice-President calls on the international community to [...]
07 June 2020

In Ecuador, food safety is everyone's business

To celebrate World Food Safety Day and recognizing that "Food Safety, is everyone's business", this year Agrocalidad “Agencia de Regulaciòn y Controlo Fito y Zoosanitario” highlights the work of the people who help ensure the safety of our food, raising awareness and urging action by emphasizing what everyone can do to ensure food safety. Whether you grow, process, transport, store, distribute, sell, prepare, serve or consume food, you have a role to play in keeping it safe. In this context, Agrocalidad [...]
07 June 2020

Cuba supporting World Food Safety Day, 2020.

Cuba has confirmed a series of initiatives to celebrate World Food Safety Day On May 22, a conference was recorded, which was later uploaded to the new YouTube channel of the National Office for Standardization (ONN). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rehNT6kQkUk&t=28 Follow the official Facebook page of the National Standardization Office (ONN): https://www.facebook.com/normascubanas/ All events can also be followed on Twitter https://twitter.com/CubaOnn Other events include: Conference: "Standardization in times of Covid 19: Food Safety", led by Dr.MV. Jorge Félix Medina Pérez, MSc. Secretary of the National Codex Alimentarius Committee and Secretary [...]
05 June 2020

The Red Internacional de Promotores de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) joins the celebration for World Food Safety Day

In a world where the food supply chain has become more complex, any adverse food safety incident can have a global negative impact, affecting public health, trade and the economy. We all have a role to play, from farm to fork, in ensuring that the food we eat is safe and does not harm our health. Safe food is essential to promote consumer health and end hunger, two of the 17 major Sustainable Development Goals. To remark that “Food Safety is everyone’s [...]
05 June 2020

Bolivia celebrates the second World Food Safety Day

Maintaining the safety of food along the food chain is an essential and all actors must contribute. Actors in the food chain must implement food safety management systems based on the principles of the hazard analysis and critical control points (the HACCP system) to manage food safety risks and prevent food contamination. This includes the application of good agricultural practices, good manufacturing practices, good hygiene practices, standard operating procedures for sanitation, good storage and transport practices, and fitness for work. All [...]
05 June 2020

FAO and WHO officers in the Caribbean to brief media on food safety in the context of COVID-19

The PAHO/WHO Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, United Kingdom Overseas Territories and French Departments and the FAO Subregional Office for the Caribbean, Barbados and Bridgetown are holding a virtual press briefing for World Food Safety Day on Friday 5 June 2020 at 12:00pm local time. The event will focus on “Food Safety in the context of COVID-19” and include: Opening Remarks – Moderator: Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, COVID-19 Incident Manager (PAHO/WHO) Remarks – Dr Yitades Gebre, PAHO/WHO Representative to Barbados and the [...]
05 June 2020
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