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Director of the Regulatory Division at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Orine Henry, addresses a press conference held at the agency’s Winchester Road offices today (December 16). A left is Head of the Standards Compliance Inspectorate, Regulatory Division, BSJ, Wendell Richards.

BSJ Steps Up Activities against Faulty Block Makers

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 17 Dec 2015    shaniek   
The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is intensifying its activities to increase the compliance rate among block makers. Already, a number of manufacturers have brought their operations up to standard, since the agency raised concern about the high percentage of faulty hollow concrete blocks on the market. Director of the Regulatory Division at the BSJ, Orine Henry, said the four regional offices are carrying out inspections of block operations across the country. “We have been going to construction sites, hardware stores, everywhere we can find block makers, we have been targeting them,” she...


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Food Exporters Urged to Become Compliant with Global Labelling Standards

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 07 Nov 2015    admin   
The country’s food exporters are being urged to become compliant with global labeling requirements in order to increase access to international markets. Certified Food Scientist, Dr. André Gordon, said that roughly 10 per cent of Caribbean food products entering major markets over the past 10 years have been rejected due to improper product labelling. The markets include: the United States (US), Canada, United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU). “A wide range of food items that are exported are held at ports of entry and are assessed to see whether or not they comply with the label...


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