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Chile and EFSA enhance cooperation in risk assessment

EFSA and the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture through the Chilean Food Quality and Safety Agency (ACHIPIA) have agreed to enhance their scientific cooperation and dialogue related to risk assessment. Carlos Furche, Minister of Agriculture, and Bernhard Url, Executive Director of EFSA, signed the Memorandum of Cooperation for an initial period of five years.

The future cooperation focuses on two main areas: the collection, analysis and sharing of technical data in risk assessment; and the sharing of views and expertise in the area of methodologies for data collection, risk assessment and risk communication.

Welcoming the agreement, Mr Furche said: “This memorandum is an important step for both Chile and EFSA. Our future cooperation in the area of food safety risk assessment will serve the wellbeing of the people in Latin America as well as in Europe.”