Planned food safety laws to target North American market prospects

Against the backdrop of increasingly stringent food safety measures being implemented in North America and which threaten to place restrictions on food imports from the Caribbean, Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy announced last week that government will introduce a Food Safety Bill during the next sitting of Parliament.

This is the first major official pronouncement on the issue of national food safety since the 2010 passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the United States.

The Act attaches a slew of new regulations to the importation of foods into the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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