Caribbean Countries for Meeting on Food Safety

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, – Caribbean and Latin American countries will endeavor to establish common positions on international food safety standards, during a meeting which gets underway here on August 4.

The event, organised by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), is an opportunity for the countries to identify regional positions of mutual interest and develop participation strategies for the forthcoming international Codex meetings on food hygiene, nutrition and foods for special dietary uses, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Delegates will be attending from Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, the US, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Uruguay.

Source Caribbean News Services