Food Safety- Ecuador

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Presented at Michigan State University's WorldTAP International Short Course in Food Safety on July 31, 2009. (http://foodsafetyknowledgenetwork.org/worldtap/foodsafety09)

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Food Safety- Ecuador

  1. 1. ECU AD OR Food Safety Short Course FOOD SAFETY Agrocalidad 31-07-2009
  2. 2. IMPORTANCE OF FOOD PRODUCTION
  3. 3. <ul><li>FOOD SAFETY </li></ul><ul><li>AGROCALIDAD is the public institution responsible for promoting an integrated management system for quality food production and ensuring food safety and sovereignty. </li></ul><ul><li>LAWS AND REGULATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Constitution (2008) Title VI art. 281 “compulsion of the State to provide safe food” “prevent and protect people from consumption of contaminated food” </li></ul>
  4. 4. LAWS AND REGULATIONS <ul><li>Executive Decree 1449 </li></ul><ul><li>Code of Health MSP (GMP) </li></ul><ul><li>Codex Alimentarius FAO/OMS </li></ul><ul><li>General rules and regulations to promote organic production </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal regulations </li></ul>
  5. 5. LAWS AND REGULATIONS <ul><li>Internal regulations for: </li></ul><ul><li>Registration and Inspection of Slaughterhouses </li></ul><ul><li>Registration and Inspection of Agricultural and Livestock Production Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection of food companies interested in trade with Ecuador </li></ul><ul><li>Certification of Good Agricultural Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Registration of Exporters and Producers </li></ul><ul><li>Registration of food companies interested in marketing with Ecuador. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and recording of agricultural and livestock inputs </li></ul>
  6. 6. FOOD SAFETY SYSTEMS INTEGRATED FOOD SAFETY MAGAP (AGROCALIDAD) MSP MUNICIPALITIES
  7. 7. FOOD SAFETY PROCESS AGROCALIDAD 1. Registration of companies and producers 2. Inspections SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS REGISTRATION OF LIVESTOCK INPUTS 1. Permits 2. Registers 3. Control 4. Certification REGISTRATION OF AGRICULTURAL INPUTS 1. Organic certification program. 2. Plans for monitoring pollutants SPECIFIC PROGRAMS
  8. 8. <ul><li>STRENGTHS </li></ul><ul><li>Government Support </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic location </li></ul><ul><li>Production throughout the year </li></ul><ul><li>Small distances and easy access </li></ul><ul><li>WEAKNESSES </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of instructions, regulations and resolutions </li></ul><ul><li>The budget does not meet with the basic needs of public institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Poor surveillance monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of training for staff of institutions and consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Unplanned control </li></ul><ul><li>There is no coordination between different institutions </li></ul>
  9. 9. CAPACITY BUILDING <ul><li>Strengthening food safety pregulations. </li></ul><ul><li>Acquiring laboratory equipment to carry out effective controls. </li></ul><ul><li>Training staff in techniques of food safety date. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating consumer awareness of food safety issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing techniques for quality assurance of food in primary production. </li></ul><ul><li>www.agrocalidad.gov.ec </li></ul><ul><li>www.msp.gov.ec </li></ul><ul><li>www.dlh.lahora.com.ec/paginas/judicial/PAGINAS/Pjudicial2.8.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.agrocalidad.gov.ec/inocuidad/inocuidad.php </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>THANKS! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  11. 11. TALLER GUAYAQUIL

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