CARICOM Open to Belize Chicken

October 17 11:41 2017 Print This Article

In February, Quality Poultry Products in Spanish Lookout was HACCP certified. and then in May, it was Caribbean Chicken in Blue Creek. HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point. It is basically a food safety system put in place by businesses to ensure that consumers get clean, quality goods which meet an international sanitary standard.

 

Now, beyond local customer satisfaction, Quality Poultry and Caribbean should be able to export chicken within CARICOM because of this certification.

A release from CARICOM states “The approval came on October 6th … poultry plants from six CARICOM Member States including Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago – were cleared to sell poultry products intra-regionally .” This was the decision of the 71st Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture at the CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana.

We’ll see how it goes, because Caribbean countries – Belize included – are famous for putting up barriers to trade to protect local producers.

Source: Channel 7