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November 2019
 
  • AgroBuzz - IICA Youth in Agri-business bio-economy awardee Ynoquie Wedderburn- December 11, 2019: Click link:… https://t.co/UYANwOG4zp Posted: 5 hours 53 min ago
  • Minister Audley Shaw participates in ground-breaking ceremony for the OGH Grow Jamaica Craft Medicinal Hemp Farm at… https://t.co/EHxIT9X2QS Posted: 6 hours 4 min ago
  • Robert Weinstein (centre), Co-Founder & President, Organic Growth Holdings, Inc, greets the Hon. Audley Shaw, at th… https://t.co/hhP3Tzjj55 Posted: 6 hours 11 min ago

28 November 2019

Ban on imported Romaine lettuce still in place

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 28 Nov 2019    communications   
In the wake of the recent outbreak of E.coli in the United States affecting Romaine lettuce, the Plant Quarantine and Produce Inspection Branch of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries is reminding consumers and traders that the ban on imported Romaine lettuce, which was imposed in November 2018 is still in effect and has not been lifted. No Romaine lettuce is, therefore, currently being imported into the island. Other varieties and locally grown lettuce are safe to consume. The reminder from the Plant Quarantine and Produce Inspection Branch comes against the...


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Acting Director of Commerce in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Margaritta Sherwood (right), shares a light moment with, from left, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Ministry of Science, Energy & Technology, Douet Stennett; Chief Executive Officer, National Compliance and Regulatory Authority, Lorice Edwards Brown, and Director, National Compliance and Regulatory Authority, Orine Henry. Occasion was the second staging of the LPG Awareness and Engagement Session held at the Montego Convention Centre, St. James, on November 27. The session was held to increase the general awareness of the industry players and to emphasise the importance of complying with standards set for liquefied petroleum gas sector.

LPG stakeholders urged to adhere to standards set for the industry

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 28 Nov 2019    communications   
Acting Director of Commerce in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Margaritta Sherwood, is urging stakeholders in the liquefied petroleum gas industry to adhere to the standards which are set for the industry. She noted that in order to ensure the health and safety of the consuming public they must be aware of the requirements and be in compliance with the three standards, which have been developed for the sector by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica and the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority. Representing the Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Monique...


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Acting Director Margaritta Sherwood addresses stakeholders at the LPG Awareness and Engagement Session

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 28 Nov 2019    communications   
Acting Director of Commerce in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Margaritta Sherwood, addresses LPG stakeholders at the LPG Awareness and Engagement Session hosted by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica and the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James, on November 27. The session was held to increase the general awareness of the industry players and to emphasise the importance of complying with standards set for liquefied petroleum gas sector.


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Senior Standards and Certification Officer at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Phillipa O’Connor, addresses a stakeholder forum on front of package nutrition labelling in Jamaica, hosted by the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) at the Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay on Thursday (Nov. 21).

Gov’t Moving to Make Front of Package Labeling Mandatory

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 28 Nov 2019    communications   
The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is carrying out assessments to determine the food labelling model that will work best for the country, as the Government moves closer to making front of package labelling mandatory in Jamaica. Senior Standards and Certification Officer at the BSJ, Phillipa O’Connor, said that at least six models are being examined by the entity. She said that the committee established to review the standard governing food package labelling in Jamaica has generated a draft standard on front of package labelling, which is to be finalised, following the conclusion of...


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The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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  • AgroBuzz - IICA Youth in Agri-business bio-economy awardee Ynoquie Wedderburn- December 11, 2019: Click link:… https://t.co/UYANwOG4zp Posted: 5 hours 53 min ago
  • Minister Audley Shaw participates in ground-breaking ceremony for the OGH Grow Jamaica Craft Medicinal Hemp Farm at… https://t.co/EHxIT9X2QS Posted: 6 hours 4 min ago
  • Robert Weinstein (centre), Co-Founder & President, Organic Growth Holdings, Inc, greets the Hon. Audley Shaw, at th… https://t.co/hhP3Tzjj55 Posted: 6 hours 11 min ago

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