Official food inspection systems of Peru and Ecuador strengthened their capacities

Published May 24, 2024

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The article highlights the completion of workshops in Peru and Ecuador, funded by the USDA/FAS and USAID, to bolster food security in the Andean region. Hosted with support from the US Embassy and IICA, the workshops aimed to advance the adoption of risk-based food inspection systems, as part of the PATLAC project. Conducted in collaboration with local agencies and Agrocalidad, the meetings sought to update food safety management and inspection practices, in line with the Codex Alimentarius guidelines. Participants included industry and academic representatives, with plans to establish work teams and expand partnerships to implement the new inspection models nationally, alongside ongoing technical assistance.
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In order to strengthen food security in the Andean region, the workshops “Risk-based food inspection systems” were held in Peru and Ecuador, within the framework of the Agricultural Trade Promotion project in Latin America and the Caribbean ( PATLAC). The workshops were funded by the Foreign Agricultural Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA/FAS) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with the technical and logistical support of the United States Embassy and the Institute Inter-American Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). The meetings took place on April 23 and 24 at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru (Mincetur), and from April 30 to May 1 at the facilities of the Phyto and Zoosanitary Regulation and Control Agency of Ecuador (Agrocalidad ). In the workshops, the National Fisheries Health Organization of Peru (Sanipes), the General Directorate of Peruvian Environmental Health (Digesa), the National Agency for Health ...
Source: AgroPeru
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