Guatemala: Food Safety Training Course
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
From June 21 to May 30 the Guatemalan Exporters Association will give a program on food safety, workplace safety and hygiene in the workplace.
From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (Agexport):

In order to help companies and producers meet the highest levels of compliance with quality, safety, and workplace safety and environmental hygiene, the School of Foreign Trade, will be holding a post Graduate course on Safety and environmental management in international trade from 21 June 2014 to 30 May 2015 ."

In this graduate program, participants will learn the principles for managing food safely throughout the supply-chain from business to consumer, such as illness transmitted via food, quality assurance systems, constraints to the implementation of quality management systems, market access regulations, good agricultural practices, among others.

Among the professionals who will teach the course are, Luis Alberto Palacios, manager of the company Integral Consulting Group, Wilfredo Fernandez, with experience in Production Management in Food Plants; Carlos Thomas, Manager and Owner of theCompany Consultores en Protección Integral y Logística and Edgar Mota, consultant on implementation of Quality Assurance and Safety Protocol Systems.
More on this topic
Food: Requirements in the New Reality
June 2020
Some of the requirements for companies exporting food from Guatemala are that exporters guarantee good sanitary practices and that in case of an outbreak of covid-19 they notify their buyers and separate infected collaborators.
Safety and health protocols have taken off in this new trade scenario, which emerged suddenly due to the spread of covid-19 around the world.
Corporate Environmental Management Unit in Guatemala
May 2013
An Environmental Business Management Unit is to be created in order to promote the environmental competitiveness of the export sector.
From a note by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (AGEXPORT):
Quality Program for Central America
April 2012
A regional program will support the quality and application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures.
In order to improve access for Central American products to markets the creation of a standardized and internationally recognized Regional System for Quality and Application of SPS Measures has been proposed.
Logistics for Agricultural Products Export
March 2009
The IICA's (Inter-American Institute for Agricultural Cooperation) quick guide on the basics that the exporter must consider when defining logistics for export.
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