facebook
twitter
search
search

Food safety institute is inaugurated

Oct. 13, 2004 at 9:20 PM

MIAMI, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Food Safety Institute of the Americas, which will promote food safety programs across the Americas, was inaugurated Wednesday in Miami.

Those attending the ceremonies included U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Jim Moseley and Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elsa Murano.

The FSIA also will provide training programs concerning food safety.

"This institute is the first of its kind and seeks to provide a cooperative, educational oriented relationship with the nations in the Western Hemisphere," Moseley said.

Murano said the institute supports priorities established by Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to spur the exchange of information and technology among countries around the world.

That was the centerpiece of ministerial level meetings on science and technology held in Sacramento, Calif., in June 2003, as well as follow up meetings in May 2004 in Costa Rica and Burkino Faso in June 2004.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Topics: Ann Veneman
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Russia investigates legality of 1991 recognition of Baltic independence
South Korea fires warning shots at boat from North
Islamic State re-captures part of key Kurdish-held border town in Syria
North Korea raises alarm over violent crime
Oklahoma Supreme Court orders removal of 10 Commandments at state capitol