Tue, 05/02/17
As seen on the Barbados Advocate - https://www.barbadosadvocate.com/news/cariforum-committed-sps-project March 7, 2017 BY:  BY CARA L. FOSTER Although February 23 and 24 marked the end of the conference and technical symposium for the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) project, the work on the issues that were raised will continue wi...

Fri, 03/17/17
Please see below link to all Contracts Awarded in 2016 under the 10th EDF SPS Project   2016 Contracts Awarded

Thu, 02/02/17
As seen on the Barbados Advocate - Wednesday January 25, 2017 OVER 1300 professionals from the private and public sectors int the region have been trained in agricultural health and food safety.  This announcement came from Katja Svensson, the programme manager of the Regional and Trade Section and Delegate of the Euorpean Union (EU) to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, OECS and CARIC...

Thu, 02/02/17
As seen in the Barbados Advocate - January 25, 2017 By Cara L. Foster EVEN thought there has been progress made during the slew of workshops held by the Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture (IICA) that focused on ways to imporve agricultural health and on food safety, there is much that still needs to be done.  These comments came from Dr. Joy St. John, the Chief Medica...

Thu, 02/02/17
As seen in the Barbados Advocate 25. Jan. 2017 Pictured Above: From left: Chief Medical Officer at the Minitry of Health, Dr. Joy St. John, Interacting with Dr. RObert Ahern, Head of Agricultural Health and Food Safety at IICAl Permanent Secretary in the Minitry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Managemnt, Esqorth Reid; Katja Svensson, Programme Manager of Region Co-operation and...

Thu, 08/18/16
The private sector workshop is being conducted by Food Technologists Janelle Yarde-Blackman and Melissa Agbeko who were trained during the first phase of IICA’s efforts to build regional capacity in HACCP. Port of Spain, Trinidad, August 09, 2016 (IICA). Food manufacturers from several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries gathered in Trinidad for two days of food safety traini...

Fri, 08/05/16
A HACCP Food Safety training event for the CARIFORUM Region enabled 16 businesses to meet the requirements for access to and participation of Caribbean agri-food companies in local and international export markets. Castries, St. Lucia, August 4, 2016 (IICA). Improving their revenue-earning potential by adopting suitable food safety systems and promoting cons...

Wed, 08/03/16
(Bridgetown, Barbados, 27 July, 2016) - Efforts are being made to strengthen the capacity of CARIFORUM countries to respond rapidly to food safety events through an action that aims to improve the traceability of food and the recall of food and food products.  A Traceability and Food Recall Project for the CARIFORUM Region is being funded by the European Union’s 10th EDF Sanitary and...