To protect the population from risks of commercial food trade between Mexico and the United States, the FDA and the National Service for Health, Safety and Agrifood Quality (SENASICA) agreed to partner to improve technical cooperation in microbiological contamination, laboratory methodologies and traceability.
The goal is that Mexican products entering the U.S. comply with FDA regulations, mainly concerning fresh produce, since these products are the most susceptible to contamination by microorganisms such as salmonella and parasites such as cyclospora.
Representatives of the FDA visited the agency of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline a bilateral cooperation strategy, which includes training opportunities that U.S. specialists will offer to qualified personnel from federal and state governments, academia and private institutions, so that they can train Mexican producers in safety issues.
During the meeting, they also agreed to continue collaboration on the exchange of sampling techniques and laboratory analysis with specialists from SENASICA.
Sunday, October 20, 2019/ SADER/ Mexico.