Mexico and U.S. sign a statement of intent to ensure the safety of food products
The Mexican National Service for Agro alimentary Public Health, Safety and Quality (COFEPRIS), the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (SENASICA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have signed a statement of intent to cooperate in the promotion of the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.
This strategic partnership will focus on finding practices to prevent contamination during the growing, harvesting, packing, manufacturing, processing, holding and transportation of fresh fruits and vegetables and identifying verification measures to ensure these preventive practices are being effective.
The aim of this document is to reduce the risk of illnesses and deaths associated with the intake of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products in both countries. With this purpose, each country’s agencies will work together to ensure industry compliance with produce safety standards.