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  • ISO 22000:2005- Food Safety Management System: Lead Auditors’ Training Programme

    picture1The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), MoAF is organizing 2nd batch ISO 22000:2005 – Food Safety Management System (FSMS), Lead Auditors’ Training Course from 17th-21st October 2016. The five days training programme approved by the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) is being imparted by Mr. Jibandip Mandal, Principal Trainer from DNV GL International based in Kolkata. The ISO 22000 – FSMS is an International Standard that defines the requirements of a Food Safety Management System (FSMS) covering all organizations in the food chain from “Farm to Fork” in order to ensure that the food is safe at the time of consumption.

    The main objective of this training programme is to build the technical capacity of BAFRA as the inspection and certification body for food and agriculture products. This training programme will not only cover the aspects of ISO 22000 – FSMS but will also cover the requirements of Food Safety System Certification (FSSC), which is increasingly becoming popular at the International level and Bhutan needs to promote such recognized practices to ensure food safety.

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  • The first of Organic Certification

    honble-lyonpo-with-the-group-members10 October, Thimphu: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests certified “Rangshin Sonam Detshen” a farmers group of Khatoed geog, Gasa as Organic Group. His Excellency the Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji awarded the certificate to the group.

    This group was assessed for organic certification in accordance with the Bhutan Organic Certification System (BOCS) Guidelines 2013.

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  • Invitation of tender

    The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest would like to request for expression of interest from the eligible Professional Architecture/firm to prepare conceptual drawing architectural drawing, detailed structural, electrical drawing and estimate for construction of five storied BAFRA office and staff quarter at Phuentsholing. The detailed tender document can be obtained from BAFRA Head Office, Thimphu.

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  • High Level Advocacy Meeting on Codex & INFOSAN Networking

    The Inaugural Remarks were given by the Hon'ble Secretary of Agriculture and Forests
    The Inaugural Remarks were given by the Hon’ble Secretary of Agriculture and Forests

    20 September 2016, Thimphu: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), MoAF, is hosting a high level advocacy meeting on Codex & INFOSAN (International Network of Food Safety Authorities) Networking at Tashi Namgay Resort, Paro from 19-20 September 2016, with technical & financial support from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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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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