PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) — Food safety regulators from Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries are calling for the establishment of a Caribbean Task Force on Food Safety as they seek to harmonise standards for food safety within the region.

 

For more information: https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/new-initiatives-to-enhance-food-safety-in-caribbean_171323%3Fprofile%3D1373&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTNjU3ODU0MjU1Mjc3NzYzMTc3MzIaYTNmNTE4ZmJhM2YxOTgwZDpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNHrIMCxnDoosTEbNWKzDMjB-w5X4Q

 

Regional Electronic Phytosanitary (ePhyto) Training for the OECS

OECS Media Statement
Thursday, June 27, 2019 — Improved efficiency in the trade of plants and plant products is expected in the OECS following a two-day training seminar on the use of electronically exchanged Phytosanitary (ePhyto) certificates.

Read more: https://pressroom.oecs.org/regional-electronic-phytosanitary-ephyto-training-for-the-oecs

 

 

Blaberus discoidalis, the Drummer Roach
[Photo credit: Dr Kathy Dalip]

 

In an effort to provide a harmonized approach to training across the Region, the Caribbean Group of Pesticide Control Boards (CGPC) developed manuals targeting key stakeholder groups. This
training manual, supported under the 10th EDF SPS Project and prepared by Dr Kathy Dalip with illustrations by Shavaughn Rattigan, serves as a user-friendly guide for household pest management operators.

Read more: images/Pest_Management_Operators_Training_Manual-April_2016.pdf

Guyana Livestock Development Authority Advisory

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) hereby seeks to bring to the general public an update on actions implemented by the Agency as it relates to the suspected introduction of Duck Hepatitis Virus to six duck farms on the coast of Guyana (Regions 3, 4 & 6).

Read more: http://agriculture.gov.gy/2019/06/13/guyana-livestock-development-authority-advisory/