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The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is conducting a climate risks and food safety baseline assessment.

The exercise will determine the resilience of food and water safety and health and agriculture-related sectors in response to the effects of climate change in the region.

Objectives include identifying strengths, gaps, and opportunities in the surveillance and outbreak investigation of foodborne diseases and hazards related to climate and weather events; identifying reservoirs for food and waterborne pathogens; and, to assess the capacity for implementing climate integrated foodborne disease early warning systems.

The work is part of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) coordinated

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Regional WHO and FAO offices in Asia, the Americas and Africa highlighted their work on safe food to mark World Food Safety Day this past week.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is helping countries in the Americas strengthen food control systems. PAHO, through actions coordinated by the Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health (PANAFTOSA), is working with nations in Latin America and the Caribbean on standards and regulations, education and communication, surveillance, inspection, and laboratories.

Although the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic is not transmitted by food, the outbreak has highlighted related issues such as
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Countries in the Americas have been urged to take measures to ensure food safety throughout the production chain.

The Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health (PANAFTOSA), which is based in Brazil, also commented on the role of workers in ensuring a continuous supply of food during the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of World Food Safety Day.

The focus this year was the importance of food safety in traditional markets, which are the main source of fresh and accessible food for many low-income groups, and an important point of livelihood for millions of urban and rural inhabitants
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