Bureau of Standards Jamaica
The new revised mandatory standards for brown cane sugar which outlined the requirements for labelling, packaging and food safety were gazetted on December 30, 2016.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, made the announcement at a press briefing held at the Ministry’s St. Lucia offices on June 23.
According to Minister Samuda, sugar re-packers must be registered with the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), who will now ensure that consumers will be getting a product which is processed and packaged under hygienic conditions and free from foreign matter.
The packages must be labeled appropriately which will allow for traceability of the product and must include product name and brand name, net content, name and address of manufacturers, distributors, importers or vendors, storage conditions, country of origin, lot identification, date markings and instructions for use