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  • Notification on Seizure and Disposal of Sausages

    This is to inform that during the routine monitoring and inspection of food establishments on July 13, 2017, the BAFRA officials have encountered 354 packets of sausages with expired shelf life date in the B-Coop Shop, Thimphu. The products were processed by the Livestock Products Value Addition Centre, Serbithang, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. All the sausages were seized and disposed off in the biological pit at Memilakha, Thimphu on the same day in accordance with the Food Rules and Regulations of Bhutan 2017.

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  • First National Biosafety Board Meeting held

    NBB PictureAugust 17, Thimphu: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) organised the first National Biosafety Board Meeting under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji.

    The board members are the heads from the Department of Public Health, Department of Trade, Department of Revenue and Customs, Bureau of Law and Order, Department of Agriculture, Department of Livestock, Department of Forest and Park Services, National Biodiversity Centre and BAFRA. The Board also has a high-level representative from the National Environment Commission and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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  • Press Release

    Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests certified Carrot as organic for “Rangshin Sonam Detshen“, Organic Farmers group, Khatoed Gewog, Gasa Dzongkhag. Carrot is the third crop to be certified by BAFRA as organic besides potato and garlic. This Organic group was certified by BAFRA in 2016 as per the Bhutan Organic Certification System (BOCS 2013) guidelines.

    The Organic Certification Committee (OCC) instituted within BAFRA evaluated the inspection reports and laboratory test results. The soils sample was tested in Central Laboratory in Thailand and the Carrot sample was tested in Export Inspection Agency in India. All the certification requirements were in conformity as prescribed therein the BOCS 2013 guidelines. The Organic Certificate for Carrot was awarded on 11 August 2017 with a validity of one year from the date of issue.

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  • Press Release

    IMG_20170809_095146With the emergence of Giant African Land Snails (GALS) in Gyelposhing and Lingmithang, there is high risk of spread to non infested areas. An education and awareness meeting was organized on 09/08/17 for key stakeholders and agencies to create awareness on the GALS domestic quarantine activities 2017.

    Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) have started implementing internal GALS Quarantine measures with effect from 10/08/2017. As such BAFRA will inspect all high risk goods and materials.

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  • 4th Meeting of National Food Quality and Safety Commission

    Untitled-1July 26, Thimphu: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) organised 4th National Food Quality and Safety Commission (NFQSC) meeting chaired by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji. The members of NFQSC are heads from the Department of Public Health, Bhutan Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Department of Trade, Office of Attorney General, Department of Livestock, Department of Agriculture, Department of Law and Order and BAFRA.

    Under Food Act of Bhutan 2005, it is obligatory that a country needs to establish a NFQSC to function as an apex body for decisions relating to food standards and other food control matters.

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