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  • Notification

    Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) will auction the illegally imported seized dog (German shephard) which has completed the quarantine period. The interested buyers are requested to participate in the open auction as specified below:

    Date    : July 30, 2016

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  • Press Release

    The Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests has been carrying out regular surveillance of pesticide contents in fruits & vegetables through the use of field test kits & laboratory testing to ensure food safety in Bhutan.

    Following the positive test result confirmed through laboratory testing for one variety of imported chilli during the month of May 2016, all varieties of imported chillies that were available in the market were screened for pesticide residues. Three imported chillies namely Hybrid, Terasani & Akashi were sent to Export Inspection Agency laboratory, India for Laboratory testing. The samples were tested against the four Major Groups of Pesticides.

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  • Notification

    The Bhutan Agriculture & Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MoAF) would like to notify all the concerned that the use of potassium bromate as a food additive has been banned with immediate effect and its use will not be allowed in any category of food products in the country.

    This ban has been initiated to ensure food safety since potassium bromate has been identified as hazardous for public health by many countries. Therefore, all food establishments and individuals manufacturing bread & bakery products are requested to extend their full cooperation and support in implementing this ban.

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  • Users’ Training on Bhutan Biosecurity System (BBSS) underway

    1. Users’ Training on Bhutan Biosecurity System (BBSS)
    Users’ Training on Bhutan Biosecurity System (BBSS) underway

    To cope with the amendments made in the rules/procedures to implement bio-security measures in the country, the Bhutan Biosecurity System (BBSS) has been upgraded to meet the additional requirements which would be deployed for use by BAFRA officials. In order to familiarised BAFRA officials on the use and functionalities of the upgraded system, two days training each for Livestock Regulatory and Quarantine officials and Plant Regulatory and Quarantine officials are being organised on 29-30 June 2016 and 11-12 July 2016 respectively in two batches at the Faculty of Nursing and Public Health.

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