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.
23 Mar 2017
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...