Experts discuss food safety

Representatives from 175 countries and international organizations will discuss food safety rules in Guatemala this week.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"We hope to reach important agreements on key topics regarding food safety," said Elizabeth Johnson, US Under-Secretary of Food Safety, at a press conference.

One of the main topics to be discussed is the alarming increase of Vibrio (a bacteria) in sea food," especially in crustaceans, said the director of the Codex office in the US, Bryce Quick.

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