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  • ToT and Auditors on implementation of BhutanGAP

    BAFRA Director General and DoA Offtg. Director graced the opening ceremony

    December 24-26, Thimphu: Thirty one officials including from the agriculture, BAFRA and Mountain Hazelnut attended a three-day training course on Training of Trainers (ToT) and Auditors on implementation of Bhutan Good Agricultural Practices (BhutanGAP) at Chuniding Resort.

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  • BAFRA Officials attend training on ISO/IEC 17065

    Director General, BAFRA with the Resource Person and Participants of the training program

    26-30 November 2018, Thimphu: With organic production sector as one of the flagship programs of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests for the 12th FYP, BAFRA is gearing towards building its capacity to carry out certification activities in line with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065 (Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services). A three-day training program on ISO/IEC 17065 was held from 26-28 November 2018, at Chuniding Resort in Thimphu, with resource person from National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), India.

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  • BAFRA awards Product Certification License to Food Industries

    12 September 2018, Thimphu: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), awarded product certification license to Zimdra Foods Private Limited, Phuntsholing and VEEN Waters Bhutan Private Limited, Samtse.

    For Zimdra Foods Private Limited, the license was awarded for the manufacture of fruit juices while for VEEN Waters Bhutan Private Limited, the license was awarded for the manufacture of Packaged Natural Mineral Water.

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  • Training on Genetically Modified Organism’s (GMO) Food Safety Assessment and Risk Communication held

    23-27 July, Thimphu: The training Program on “GMO Food Safety Assessment and Risk Communication” was organised by Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests with Financial and Technical support from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

    With enactment of Bio-safety Act of Bhutan 2015 and Bio-safety Rules and Regulations 2018, BAFRA is mandated to implement and enforce activities related to GMO. While it is understood that biotechnology provides potentially powerful tools for the sustainable development of agriculture, fisheries and forestry, as well as the food industry, there is a concern it may pose potential risks on human and animal health and the environment. As such, this training on GM food safety assessment is essential to assess risks posed by GM food and feed, should there be an import of food/feed derived from GMOs.

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