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Key Timelines

IICA Codex Alimentarius Initiative provides selected countries supported to attend relevant Codex Committee meetings.

Upcoming meetings for which funding for Caribbean participation will be provided are listed below. 

  • 45th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene, November 11-15, 2013 to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 35th Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, November 4-8, 2013, to be held in Germany


Ms. Carol Thomas
Hemispheric Agricultural Health and Food Safety Specialist
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Barbados

Tel: (246) 271-9210/11/12
Fax: (246) 271-9213


FDA Regulations

Dr. Carmen Booker, of the FDA Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean gave a presentation on recent developments in relation to the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). She presented on: Foreign Supplier Verification Programmes for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals and the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies.

Dr. Susan Corning of the OIE, Dr. Luis Villamil of the Colombia National University and Ms Alejandra Diaz, IICA AHFS Specialist gave a presentation on the topic: 'One world, one Health'.