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  • 3 July 2017: Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche: National Holiday in Bhutan

    The World largest Guru Padmasambhava Statue at Takila, Lhuentse
    The World largest Guru Padmasambhava Statue at Takila, Lhuentse

    3 July 2017 is a Public Holiday in Bhutan to observe the Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the sixth lunar month, which typically falls in June or July in the Gregorian calendar and this year on 3 July. Guru Rinpoche, also known as Guru Padmasambhava, brought Buddhism to Bhutan.

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  • Notification

    The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) would like to inform the general public that concerns related to plastic rice, sugar, cabbages, eggs, etc have been raised on social media recently including the concerns  expressed that such products may enter into Bhutanese markets.

    BAFRA would like to inform the general public that all our Inspectors have been alerted to step-up the monitoring of such products to rule out possibilities of entry into our market, if it is true at all.

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  • MoAF and REDCL sign MoU on Providing Financial Support for Cottage and Small Industries under RNR Sector

    The MoU was signed by the Hon'ble MoAF Secretary and the CEO of REDCL in the presence of the Hon'ble MoAF Minister
    The MoU was signed by the Hon’ble MoAF Secretary and the CEO of REDCL in the presence of the Hon’ble MoAF Minister

    22 June 2017, Thimphu: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) today in Thimphu.

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  • Notification

    The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to notify the Food Business Operators that all prepackaged food intended for sale in the country must be labelled either in English or Dzongkha as per the Food Act of Bhutan 2005 and its Regulations. Further, the prepackaged food label must have the following minimum labelling requirements as per the Bhutan Standard for Labelling of Prepackaged Food:

    1. Name of the food
    2. List of ingredients
    3. Net content
    4. Name and address of manufacturer
    5. Country of origin
    6. Lot identification or batch number
    7. Manufacturing date
    8. Expiry/Best before date

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