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  • San José, Costa Rica
    Wed, 10/10/2018

    USDA official draws attention to the high-quality protein in beef and the benefits of consuming it in adequate quantities

    During the National Beef Day celebration in Costa Rica, David Klurfeld, National Program Leader for Human Nutrition of the United States Department of Agriculture, extolled the nutritional benefits of moderate beef consumption.

  • Brasilia, Brazil
    Fri, 10/05/2018

    Latin American and Caribbean countries seek joint strategies to ensure the protection of consumer health in international food trade

    In preparation for the international meetings of the Codex Alimentarius Committee, a colloquium was held in Brazil, where participants discussed varying perspectives on the issues of food hygiene, human nutrition and antimicrobial resistance.

  • Brasilia, Brazil
    Thu, 10/04/2018

    Specialists from 14 Latin American and Caribbean countries meet to discuss food safety standards

    Food hygiene, nutrition and food for special dietary uses, and antimicrobial resistance are some of the topics on the agenda of a colloquium organized by IICA in Brazil. The activity is being held to prepare for the upcoming international meetings of Codex Alimentarius committees.

  • San José, Costa Rica
    Mon, 09/17/2018

    IICA and the FDA to train professionals from 13 countries in the hemisphere on the standard for exporting fresh agricultural produce to the United States

    Starting today, the professionals are receiving training at a regional workshop in Costa Rica, sharing expertise and information with exporters, producers and academics. The event was declared open by the United States Ambassador to Costa Rica, Sharon Day, and IICA’s Deputy Director General, Lloyd Day.

  • Buenos Aires
    Wed, 09/12/2018

    IICA expert maintains that ePhyto will assist countries to abide by the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

    Robert Ahern, head of Agricultural Health and Food Safety (AHFS) at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), argued that the challenge the region faces in implementing electronic phytosanitary certification, which will prove critical to market access, will be to adjust for the differences in each country.  

  • Buenos Aires
    Tue, 09/11/2018

    Argentina and Australia seek to expand regional cooperation on ePhyto

    The governments of Argentina and Australia are hosting a workshop in Buenos Aires from today until Thursday, jointly sponsored by IICA and COSAVE. The electronic phytosanitary certification workshop is geared towards representatives of Latin American countries and will be attended by experts from national and international organizations.

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