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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 the Biological Testing Laboratory at the University of Costa Rica.

Heilyn Fernandez, Coordinator of the National Codex Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance at the National Animal Health Service of the Ministry of Agriculture will then moderate a discussion about “Antimicrobial resistance and the need for joint and coordinated actions to prevent and control it”. Germán Andrés Vásquez Niño, EU-AMR Project Technical Officer at the Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health (PANAFTOSA/VPH-PAHO/WHO) will give a presentation for this discussion.

For the final discussion, Gletty Oropeza Barrios, Head of the Laboratory of Enteropathogens at the National Reference Center for Bacteriology, Costa Rican Institute for Research and Teaching in Nutrition and Health (INCIENSA), will speak about "Incidence and prevalence of foodborne disease in Costa Rica today". Ivannia Caravaca Rodriguez, Official of the Directorate of Health Surveillance at the Ministry of Health will moderate this discussion.

Date and time: 6 June 08:30 – 12:00 Costa Rica time (16:30-20:00 CEST)


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