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Sri Lanka: CLDP Conducts Food Safety Risk Assessment and Management Workshops

A group photo of the Food Pathogens Risk Workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
A group photo of the Chemical Inputs Risk workshop in Kandy.

From May 21-26, CLDP, together with experts from Ag Aligned Global, conducted two workshops on risk assessment, management, and communication for food safety officials from Sri Lanka’s Department of Agriculture in Colombo and Kandy, Sri Lanka. The workshops focused on scientific and risk-based approaches to physical, microbiological, and chemical risks in addition to approaches to maximum residue levels of fertilizers and pesticides. CLDP also conducted site visits to fresh produce markets, the Horticultural Crop Research and Development Institute’s biocontrol and pesticide laboratories, and the National Spice Garden. This training built on an introductory workshop held in November and is part of CLDP’s wider efforts to provide technical assistance for improving Sri Lanka’s food safety, attracting foreign investment, and facilitating increased international trade in Sri Lanka.

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