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From the field to the table on Costa Rica’s World Food Safety Day


The Ministry for the Economy, Industry and Commerce of Costa Rica (MEIC) has produced a video to mark World Food Safety Day this year, with the title “From field to table - the different actors in the production chain”.

The video features six people talking about why food safety is important to them. Each person represents a different step in the food production chain.

Milk producer, Ivannia Quesada says “quality and food safety is present throughout the entire agro-industrial chain, starting with the dairy farms where we have strict norms and procedures for milk production”. This, she says, “results in healthy, safe and nutritious products.” We then meet Martín Solano, Senior Corporate Manufacturing Manager at the Dos Pinos Cooperative, where “all our processes are designed so that by complying with the standards, we can ensure the quality and food safety of all the products we manufacture.”

Next, we meet Adrian Roda, Senior Quality Manager at Dos Pinos and Priscilla Leiva, Food Safety Coordinator. “One of the most important is to protect the health and well-being of our employees”, says Roda, while Leiva says they ensure “good practices that guarantee food safety that begins on the farms with our producers up to the table of our consumers.” Project coordinator, César Fallas says that at his company, Kemical, they reduce food safety risks in the food chain by working “in partnership with our customers and suppliers”.

And finally, consumer Daniela Flores acknowledges her part in ensuring food is safe. “I am aware that safe food ensures better health,” she says, and adds, “food safety is everyone’s business”.

MEIC also produced infographics about “steps for the appropriate care of reusable bottles” in collaboration with partners Universidad de Costa Rica, Universidad Estatal a Distancia and Escuela de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales.

Watch the video