FDA, Mexican Counterparts Enhance Food Safety Partnership

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, during a virtual ceremony, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) and the National Service of Agro-Alimentary Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) – enhanced a partnership to work together on food safety in both countries. This Statement of Intent broadens and strengthens the scope of their existing partnership to include the safety of all human food regulated by the FDA. Additionally, this latest partnership embraces the use of new and emerging technologies, leverages food safety programs at SENASICA and COFEPRIS and their work with local industry, and further enhances the collaborations of U.S. and Mexico with other key partners.

“U.S. consumers rely on imports from Mexico for much of the fresh fruit and vegetables that they eat as well as other foods. Our enhanced

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