Food Hygiene Bureau

What’s coming up 2024

Exciting news from FBH! We’re thrilled to finally unveil our amazing lineup of events for 2024. Our food safety symposium happening in October! Get ready for an amazing gathering of industry experts, insightful discussions, and of course, some delicious food. Stay tuned for more details because this is one event you won’t want to miss! […]

Pollution Penalty – Windalco Subjected To Heavy Punishment For Rio Cobre Diasater

The Government has moved to impose heavy punishment on UC Rusal Windalco for the release of “thousands of litres of harmful trade effluent” into the Rio Cobre last week that resulted in a fish kill which affected several species, impacted other aquatic organisms, and posed a danger to domestic water supply for tens of thousands […]

Dry Spell Affecting Crop Production In Clarendon

Denton Alvaranga, Member of Morant & Croft’s Hill Farmers Group Project in North Central Clarendon, says a dry spell in the area is threatening food security. Speaking at the European Union Delegation to Jamaica Panel Discussion, Alvaranga noted that lack of rainfall has a devastating impact on agriculture. Denton Alvaranga, Morant & Croft’s Hill Farmers […]

Caribbean Food Safety Conference 2019 – Recap

The Food Hygiene Bureau’s 8th International Food Safety Conference carried the theme Caribbean Preparedness Regulatory Control. The conference dates were 24th to 25th September 2019 and went off without a hitch despite some challenges. The international panel of keynote speakers covered topics such as Practical Approaches to Integrated Pest Management and Hidden Hazards in Food Allergens. For the two […]

Let’s Talk COVID-19 Risk Management & Workplace Protection

St Ann’s Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica. July 16, 2020. Jamaica is poised to begin recovering some of its lost revenue from tourism as it enters its second stage of re-opening its borders to the international market. According to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett “The sector reopened to visitors on June 15, 2020 and since then, has […]

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 […]

Food Safety Policy Will Enhance The Health Of Jamaicans – Tufton

Minister of Agriculture, Christopher Tufton, has lauded the development of the National Food Safety Policy, which he said, will enhance the health and safety of all Jamaicans. Addressing the launch of National Food Safety Week today (June 18) at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, Mr. Tufton said that the policy will also ensure the […]


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.