Health Ministry Supports Standard Update

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

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

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

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 …

Government Working To Improve Food Safety Standards

Joy Springer Ministry News

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 …