Guyana poultry plant among nine cleared for regional trade

Minister of Agriculture of Guyana, Noel Holder (left), delivering remarks at the meeting. Also in photo are CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (centre), and Chair of the Meeting, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries of Suriname, Soeresh Algoe. (CARICOM photo)

In a bid to improve food security among the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, nine poultry processing plants in the Region have been approved to trade among Member States.

This announcement was made by the CARICOM Secretariat yesterday via a press release that stated the approval among the Member States came at the 71st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture last Friday.

As such, poultry plants from Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago were given the go ahead to sell poultry products intraregionally after they were evaluated by the Regional Risk Assessments Teams and have met the sanitary requirements to enter the CARICOM Market…..

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