• Category Archives BAFRA
  • Workshop on Bhutan Biosafety Clearing House underway in Paro

    3-5 March, Paro: A training workshop on ‘National biosafety repository tools’ is underway in Paro. The training is aimed to obtain the information and access to global biosafety information repositories such as Biosafety Clearing House (BCH), FAO GM Foods platform and OECD Biotrack tool. It will help to find/locate relevant information in the context of Bhutan using the case studies through group sessions and global biosafety information repositories. It will further help to obtain step-by-step instructions on how to register national information on the national BCH tool and BCH central portal.

    Bhutan is signatory to Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB) and as an obligation, CPB emphasises on the need of establishment of national BCH as an information exchange platform. Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) is the national competent authority to implement Biosafety Act of Bhutan 2015. In order to engage biosafety regulators, academia and food importers for exchange of scientific, technical, environmental and legal information on living modified organisms, BAFRA is revamping the Bhutan Biosafety Clearing House (BBCH) which was previously managed by National Environment Commission (NEC).

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  • Awareness Training On BhutanGAP Standard and Certification Process Requirements

    Resource Persons and Participants of the Training Program

    2 – 6 March 2020, Phuentsholing: A five-day Awareness Training on BhutanGAP Standard and Certification Process Requirements is being organized by Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, with funding support from the EU-RDCCRP allocated for BhutanGAP Accreditation.

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  • Lead Auditor’s Training Course based on ISO 22000:2018 (Food Safety Management System)

    January 20-24, 2020, Phuentsholing: A five-day Lead Auditor’s Training Course based on ISO 22000:2018 (Food Safety Management System) is being organized by the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, with funding support from the EU-RDCCRP allocated for  Organic Accreditation.

    A total of thirty officials from BAFRA are attending the training. The Lead Trainers are from DNV GL, an internationally accredited certification body.

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  • Capacity building on inspection and quality control of fortified rice

    Practical session at Charo Tshongdrel Rice Mill, Phuentsholing

    13-15 November, Phuentsholing: Seventeen BAFRA officials and four quality control officials from the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) are attending hands on training on inspection and quality control of fortified rice at Hotel Palm. The training is aimed at enhancing capacity building of BAFRA and FCBL to ensure quality of fortified rice throughout the supply chain of school feeding program.

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