US food safety laws closing in

-non-compliance could cost Guyana big

Public and private sector attendees at the FSMA forum

Failure to comply with the regulations set out in the 2011 United States Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) could result in Guyana losing a US market for fresh and processed foods worth more than $1.4 billion, including spices and condiments worth in excess of US$1.4 million dollars.

The eventuality, according to Managing Director of the Jamaican company, Technology Solutions Ltd (TSL), Food Technologist, Dr. Andre Gordon, could result from delinquency in the productive sector with regard to compliance with the FSMA.

In an exclusive interview with the Stabroek Business on Wednesday, Dr. Gordon named seafoods, fresh fruit, vegetables, agro-processed condiments and alcoholic beverages as being among locally produced items originating in Guyana that could find themselves shut out of the US market through failure to comply with the provisions of the Act…..

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