Health Ministry Supports Standard Update

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The upgrading of the CARICOM Regional Standard – Specification for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (CRS 5), and by extension the national equivalent BNS 5 Part 2, has been welcomed by Acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Kenneth George. Acknowledging that the Health Ministry was pleased with the recent national consultation convened this month by the Barbados National Standards Institution …

Barbados Moving To Place Nutritional Label Up Front

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Barbados, like other CARICOM member states, is taking steps towards ensuring all nutritional information related to pre-packaged food is displayed on the front of the package. This was underscored recently by Chief Technical Officer (Specifications Development) at the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), Fabian Scott.  He was speaking about the rationale for hosting a national consultation on proposed changes to …

Barbados Helping To Redefine The Kilogram

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Barbados is part of the movement towards redefining the kilogram by May of this year. On November 16, 2018, at a session of the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles, France, a vote was cast to eliminate what is regarded as a convoluted system for measuring.  Together, the team of scientists and metrologists enacted a plan to redefine several units …

Consultation On Changes To Regional Standard

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

A national public awareness consultation on proposed changes to the CARICOM Regional Standard – Specification for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (CRS 5) and the national equivalent – BNS 5 Part 2 will take place here next week. It will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The aim …

BNSI Now At Fontabelle

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Members of the public are asked to note that the offices of the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI) are now located at the Small Business Centre, Fontabelle, St. Michael. The PBX number, 426-3870, remains the same. The BNSI may also be emailed at office@bnsi.com.bb. The public is further asked to note that while the offices are now at Fontabelle, the …

Message For World Standards Day 2018

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Message by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, on World Standards Day, October 14, 2018. World Standards Day is celebrated every year on October 14 in recognition of the efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who collaborate within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), to develop …

Closure & Relocation Of BNSI

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), located at Flodden, Culloden Road, St. Michael, will close from tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10, to Friday, October 12. This is to facilitate its move to the Small Business Centre, at Fontabelle, St. Michael. Members of the public are asked to note that while the office will re-open to business at Fontabelle, on Monday, October …

Statement On National Labelling Standards

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The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), in collaboration with the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), is working assiduously to strengthen the National Quality Infrastructure in Barbados, as well as the technical regulatory mechanism to restrict the availability of substandard goods and services in the market. This move towards the development and implementation of standards and an efficient National …

Approval Of Quality Policy To Benefit BNSI

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The National Quality Policy has been approved by Cabinet and should soon bring with it, the restructuring of the Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI). This disclosure came earlier this week as Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss addressed the opening ceremony of the 32nd Meeting of the Council of the CARICOM Regional Organisation for …