CFSC engages in a range of activities focused on improving food safety in the region.  These activities include:

  1. Assisting stakeholders in becoming compliant with internationally recognized systems and standards, inclusive of GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000:2005 and other food safety standards
  2. In particular, a large part of CFSC’s current work with food handlers – from cottage industries to large food processors – centres on implementation of  the HACCP system, as a result of the Food Safety Modernization Act - signed into law by President Barrack Obama on January 4th, 2011 - and which is now a requirement for exporters to the US
  3. Offering food safety training programmes, inclusive of GMP, HACCP and ISO 22000:2005
  4. Conducting food safety audits and assistance to organizations in developing good food safety management systems
  5. Creating and disseminating information via radio and television programmes, newspaper and newsletter articles, workshops and other fora, to encourage improved food safety management practices throughout the food chain
  6. Conducting research aimed at improving food safety management
  7. Hosting food safety conferences
  8. Offering export consultancies
  9. Staging outreach programmes (e.g. exhibitions and displays)
  10. Producing and distributing over 2,500 copies of our quarterly Living Food Safety newsletter to schools, organizations, industry specialists and other relevant persons and entities


Four persons from Guyana New Marketing Corporation (GNMC) visited CARIRI on Wednesday 29th August 2018. The purpose was to establish the local capacity in several areas of ago-processing. They toured several of the laboratories including the Chemistry Lab, Food and General Microbiology and Biotechnology on campus and our technology bays at CED.

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