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March 2017
 
  • Sanniel Wilson, chief plant quarantine/produce inspector (MICAF) speaking at the UK Food & Drink Exhibition at Pega… https://t.co/sO5LqtncBe Posted: 1 week 3 days ago
  • Minister Hutchinson viewing demonstration of mechanical harvester reaping Irish potatoes at a farm in Hounslow, St.… https://t.co/jnMcl13de8 Posted: 1 week 3 days ago

Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Vivian Brown sampling the 5 % cassava bread made by National Baking Company Limited at the 2017 Regional Starch Conference (meeting of ISO/TC 93) held at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Looking on from left are: Director, Standards Division, Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Julia Bonner Douett; Acting Senior Director, ISO Quality Systems Division at MICAF, Grace Ann Biggs Allen; and Quality Assurance & Food Safety Technician, Agricultural Research & Innovation Faculty (UWI), Racquel Martin.

Industrial Starch Market Poised for Growth

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 23 Mar 2017    communications   
Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Vivian Brown, says that the industrial starch market worldwide is poised for growth within the next six years. “Output in the industrial starch industry, by volume, is projected to reach 113.9 MT by 2020, at a compound annual growth rate of 3.9% from 2016. Also, in terms of value, the same market is projected to reach US$106.64 Billion by 2022”, he stated. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Regional Starch Conference/Meeting of ISO/TC 93 at the University of the West Indies Regional...


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Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry addressing participants at the Regional Policy Workshop for industry and policy makers on the Caribbean sugar industry post-2017 at JAMPRO in Kingston on March 23. At left is Nisa Surujbally, Programme Manager Agriculture and Industry, Caribbean Community Secretariat. The two-day workshop is organised by the Sugar Association of the Caribbean and is aimed at preparing a strategic policy approach to the issues confronting the sugar industry in order to safeguard a prosperous future for sugar production in the Caribbean.

Stanberry recommends restructuring and repositioning of sugar industry

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 23 Mar 2017    communications   
Diversification of the product base, focusing on trading with our regional markets, and expansion of production are among the strategies identified by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry for the growth of the sugar cane industry. Mr Stanberry was speaking at the Regional Policy Workshop for industry and policy makers on the Caribbean sugar industry post-2017 held at JAMPRO in Kingston on March 23. In welcoming the “movers and shakers” of the Caribbean sugar industry, Stanberry said the era of trading raw sugar was no longer...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda.

Corned Beef Ban to Remain in Place Pending Outcome of Tests

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 23 Mar 2017    communications   
The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda has announced that the ban on the importation of corned beef originating in Brazil will remain in place until relevant tests have been completed. Minister Samuda added that no permission will be given for the sale or distribution of corned beef from Brazil until the government gets adequate assurance that the products are safe for consumption. The Bureau of Standards Jamaica is conducting chemical test profiles to ascertain the contents of corned beef on the market and the Veterinary Services Division of the...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda.

No Evidence of Lead in Curry Samples

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 22 Mar 2017    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda said he is pleased at reports that no evidence of lead has been found in samples of powdered curry sold locally. The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) collected 26 samples from 17 companies following a recall of the products by the United States of America on December 12. The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) advised Minister Samuda that the samples, which were tested in January and February, were found to be acceptable and without evidence of contamination. The BSJ has formally advised the companies...


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Gov’t begins removal exercise of all brands of corned beef imported from Brazil

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 22 Mar 2017    communications   
Following the March 20 temporary ban on corned beef by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the National Food Safety Recall Committee held an urgent meeting on March 21, as stipulated by the National Food Safety Policy. The meeting engaged critical agencies in the implementation of the actions necessary to activate the temporary ban imposed by the Government. The National Food Recall Committee which comprises Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) of the Ministry of Finance, scientists and technical experts of the Veterinary Services Division (VSD), Bureau of Standards Jamaica...


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As the "business" Ministry, we are the key driver and thought leader for facilitating investments in the economy and preparing local businesses and entreprenuers to take advantage of Jamaica's entry into the global supply chain.

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

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