Food Hygiene Bureau


Navigating local and international regulatory requirements

At Food Hygiene Bureau, we take great pride in our commitment to integrity and our seamless approach to delivering top-quality services. Our comprehensive range of offerings includes auditing, system implementation, and specially tailored training for your team.

With our expertise in globally recognized standards such as ISO 9001:2015, HACCP, Safe Quality Food, GlobalGAP, EU-GMP, GACP, as well as local regulatory requirements for Good Manufacturing and Agricultural Practices, we are dedicated to helping you elevate your standards to meet and exceed industry requirements.

Leveraging expertise through strategic partnerships

Thanks to our strategic partnership, the Food Hygiene Bureau is able to provide internationally accredited training solutions. our training courses are available in face to face classes, online courses and Self study all available to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals in the food industry.

Our Vision

The Food Hygiene Bureau was established in Jamaica Kingston with the purpose of educating and enhancing food safety standards in the Caribbean. Our vision is to expand its strategic approach to more developing markets, improving the existing food industry and safeguarding its core principles from diversification.

Our Core Values

At Food Hygiene Bureau, our approach is driven by a set of core values that guide every aspect of our work. Our team of professionals are committed to upholding these values and ensuring that our services consistently meet the needs and expectations of our customers.

Meet The Team

The Caribbean Food Safety is a specialist firm of consultants with a mission to support the food and hospitality industry through education, training, and technical solutions. Our team of consultants consists of experienced Food Safety Specialists, Auditors, Trainers, Architects, Business Consultants, and Health and Safety Consultants. We take pride in building quality and sustainable relationships with our clients, catering to their individual needs.

Dr Marva Hewitt

CEO Of The Food Hygiene Bureau

Prof Shashi Vemuri
Advisor and Scientist
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Mlela Matandara-Clarke
Jordanne Norbert
Dr. Don Mercer

Dr Marva Hewitt

CEO Of The Food Hygiene Bureau

Environmental Health Consultant, Trainer, Lead Auditor & Occupational Health Specialist, Lead Instructor for FSMA Training course.

Environmental Health Practitioner with a Passion for Food Hygiene and Safety Management Systems, with over 25 years in Environmental Health field with practical experience in designing and setting up education programmes, working with the leaders in the industry on designing systems, problem solving; auditing food and occupational health and safety systems and managing food safety projects to completion.

I have been working across the CARICOM Region as well as engage globally on specialised projects in various sectors. In 1999 I founded the Food Hygiene Bureau and have been working in partnership with International accredited organisations in the educational arenas to drive certification of food plants for export market sectors. An ISO9001 Certified Lead Auditor capable of conducting third party audits and regulatory inspections. A Qualified Lead Instructor for FSMA course for Human Foods.

I have lead the Food Hygiene Bureau in all areas of food safety and hygiene education and training and have been working with SMEs to ensure Food Safety Management System are designed and implemented and organisation are systems compliant. I believe that education of the food industry is critical to sustainable improvement and with this philosophy, I have spearheaded the Food Hygiene Bureau in hosting seven (8) eight international food safety conferences for Caribbean food businesses.


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.

Mlela Matandara-Clarke

CEO Of The Food Hygiene Bureau Dynamic Tags

An enthusiastic, personable and creative registered architect and BIM consultant with over 14 years experience. A variety of multi-sector UK, Singapore and Caribbean experience with a comprehensive understanding of successfully integrating BIM through the project stages .

A strong communicator with strategic, analytical, problem-solving and implementation skills that has been a proven valuable asset in previous roles. Experience leading and interfacing with high profile clients, project teams, agencies, consultants and contractors at all stages in the BIM project process. 

Specialties: Revit Architecture 2017, AutoCAD 2017, Vectorworks 2016, ArchiCAD, Sketchup, Lumion, Sefaira, Navisworks Manage, Solibri, BIM One plugins, Ideate, Dynamo, BIM 360, Asite, Conject, Aconex, Artlantis, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Microsoft Projects, Concept development, Project Packaging, Feasibility Studies, Presentations, interior design, masterplanning, Contract administration, Project Management, Authority Submissions (UK, Singapore, Caribbean, New Zealand)



Jordann Norbert is an educator in the field of Food and Nutrition; she completed her first degree in Hotel and Tourism Management at the University of Technology, Jamaica in 2014 and completed her post-graduate studies in Executive Hospitality Leadership Management at Monroe College in The United States of America in 2019. In 2016 she completed her certification in Sustainable Cities and has been a strong advocate of Sustainable Tourism for the past 8 years. She seeks to contribute to the development of sustainability within various sectors of tourism through training and education.

Dr. Don Mercer


Dr. Don Mercer, P.Eng. is an Associate Professor with the Department of Food Science, University of Guelph and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology.

His research interests are in food process engineering, with specific emphasis on dehydration and drying. For the past seventeen years, he has been working with the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) Distance Education Task Force in developing and delivering training modules for food industry workers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In addition, he has participated in the “Education for Employment Program” sponsored by the Canadian Government to develop food-based training programs in Tanzania, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. From 2014 to 2018, Don worked with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and IUFoST to present food processing workshops for entrepreneurs and small-scale farmers in the Caribbean, South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

He is currently working on additional projects in the Caribbean to promote the availability of instructional material for small-scale processors and entrepreneurs. Prior to joining the University of Guelph, Don spent ten years with the Research Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and fourteen years as Senior Research Engineer with Kraft-General Foods Canada.