Food Safety A National Priority

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Food safety is a national priority for Barbados, and Government is committed to strengthening food safety programmes and initiatives to safeguard the wellbeing of its citizens. This declaration by Health Minister John Boyce today came as he addressed the Barbados Food Law and Industry Conference, hosted by Genesis Law Chambers, at Accra Beach Hotel. The Minister quoted a 2015 World …

Crop Over Food Safety Seminar

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A health education seminar, focused on food safety and targeted at all those who will be involved in selling food at Crop Over events, takes place on Thursday, July 20. Principal Environmental Health Officer at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Anthony Small, stressed that it was important for operators of food businesses and all their food handlers to attend the seminar, …

QEH Receives HACCP Designation

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has boosted its ability to protect patients from food-borne illnesses with the introduction of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) system at that institution. The internationally recognised management system focuses on ensuring food products are safe to eat by reducing the risk of safety hazards in food. It functions through the use of Standard …

Government Working To Improve Food Safety Standards

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The Government of Barbados will continue to take responsibility for monitoring the entire food industry to ensure that there are no breaches of the regulations. This assurance came from Health Minister John Boyce yesterday, as he addressed the 2nd annual Barbados Food Law and Industry Conference at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Boyce said that Barbados depended heavily on …

Health Education Seminars For Vendors July 18

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The Environmental Health Department of the Ministry of Health will be hosting a series of health education seminars focusing on food safety for vendors and food handlers who will be operating at this year’s Crop Over events. The sessions will run from July 18 to 21 and will take place at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock Main Road, St. …