Food Hygiene Bureau


International Industry Experts, Scientists And Specialists Come To Kingston in 2019

International Industry Experts, Scientists And Specialists Come To Kingston Jamaica 24-25th September 2019,  To Talk Food Safety Regulations And The Exporting Of Food.

Kingston, Jamaica. 24-25th September 2019.  Food exports and tourism are the backbone of the Jamaican economy.  These sectors cannot afford foods being rejected at international borders or foodborne illness turning tourists away from coming to Jamaica.  Those who export foods including farmers, producers, agri-processers and manufacturers must deal with the many global challenges of continually changing international regulations.  Those who work in food service and hospitality whether in hotels or resorts, restaurants and institutions such as schools, hospitals, retailers and caterers must comply with recently revised regulations at home and internationally.

If you are a decision maker in the food safety, export or tourism fields, then this conference is of special interest to you.  Positioned as a premier educational experience, get the latest information about best food handling practices as well as regulatory aspects of food coming from afar or locally produced foods being sent to international markets.  There are forward-thinking presentations in the line-up too.

Plan to join in on the plenary sessions for the latest information, the workshops for how-to materials, and the reception for networking opportunities.  “The Food Hygiene Bureau is once again bringing in speakers for Caribbean food safety and other professionals to get the latest information while at home, helping them to work better and smarter,“ says Marva Hewitt, a well known and recognized food safety educator and trainer in Jamaica.

The 8th International Food Safety and Security Conference hosted by the Food Hygiene Bureau on September 24-25, 2019 will be held at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston.  The theme of the conference is Caribbean Preparedness… Regulatory Perspectives 2020 and beyond.  International speakers from Canada’s University of Guelph, North Carolina University, India, the USA, Europe and UK are on the agenda.  Highly esteemed guests include keynote speakers, the Permanent Secretary, Director of Tourism Product Development, and Mr. Floyd Green, Ministry of Agriculture.  Local Caribbean speakers are on the programme too, with representatives from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Bureau of Standards, Scientific Research Council, Rainforest Seafoods, Ministry of Health and more.  The programme also highlights Brand Jamaica.

Certificates Professional Development and international accepted certificate (or recertification) is available to Food Managers for those who wish to sit the Proctored exam, Face to Face Workshops on how to make your business profitable, Swimming Pool and Spa Risk Assessment, FSMA and More….


Advisor and Scientist

Formerly Senior Professor/ principal scientist and university head of entomology at ANGRAU AND PJTSAU . Had Doctoral degree in 1983 with specialization in Pesticide Residues, Insect Toxicology and worked for more than 33 years indifferent capacities as Professor/ Researcher and Extension scientist.

Specialisation: food safety and food security issues, pesticide residues, insect toxicology and IPM. He is involved in farmer empowerment and entrepreneurship development initiatives in agri-ecosystem.

Worked in collaboration with CIMMYT, Mexico on breeding for Insect Resistance and on innovative technologies in sugarcane, Potato, Ginger and Turmeric.