16 plant health, animal health, and food safety professionals will have tools and skills to implement substantive changes in their countries.
With support from IICA, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency presented the most significant modifications to its food safety system, which will become effective this year.
The Director General of IICA stated that the new cooperation actions will focus on strengthening the support that IICA provides to biofactories in their efforts to control different types of fruit flies, including the Mediterranean fruit fly.
As the result of a partnership with the Institute, Costa Rica’s National Animal Health Service (SENASA) will benefit from a computer tool that will strengthen the inspection, control and surveillance processes of facilities that prepare products for human consumption.
IICA and the USDA will organize four virtual meetings to enable the 33 member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to reach a consensus regarding proposed Codex Alimentarius food safety standards.
Family farmers, small and medium-scale producers, agricultural entrepreneurs and extension workers from 16 Latin American countries received the certification.