Improving food safety risk analysis capacity in Latin America
The main objective of this project is to strengthen risk analysis capacity in the Latin American region (LAC). This is based on countries' increased ability to implement science-based risk analysis using the Codex Alimentarius approach.
Safe food is required to achieve healthy diets (eliminating hunger SDG2), guaranteeing health and well-being (SDG3) and increasing economic development. As an exporter of agricultural products, Latin America is well positioned to implement the Codex Alimentarius risk analysis framework to improve national food control systems and promote safe trade in regional and global markets.
The project will improve food safety risk analysis and risk-based inspection expertise by:
- Conducting baseline and endline surveys to assess in-country risk analysis capacity.
- Developing an e-learning hybrid training program targeting food safety authorities.
- Piloting implementation of risk analysis or risk-based inspection case studies at the country level based on national priorities.
- Using a South-South cooperation approach to improve food safety risk analysis by sharing knowledge, generating networks, and fostering partnerships among participating countries.