SLBS stages Activity for Business Month

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is proud to partner with the Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development & Consumer Affairs for Business Month 2018. As part of activities for Business Month the Saint […]

Commonwealth Standards Network

The Commonwealth Standards Network

What is the Commonwealth Standards Network? Funding Agency:              DFID (UK Government) Beneficiary:                       53 Commonwealth Member Country NSBs Duration:                             <2 Years (06/2018- 03/2020) Contract type:                   Accountable Grant Arrangement [AGA] The CSN is a platform for […]

Basic Training in Food Safety

Food is essential for health and well being but may also be a cause of illness. Food-borne illness can have seriously damaging effects on individuals. Education of food handlers in the basic principles of food hygiene is therefore critical as it constitutes an important measure in preventing food-borne illness. Prevention is better than cure. […]

QMS Understanding ISO 9001

INTRODUCTION Successful companies have been studied and the common elements identified are captured in a set of international standards known as the ISO 9000 Quality Management System series. A quality management system has been described […]


Food safety is everyone’s responsibility. Farmers and growers, manufacturers and processors, food handlers and consumers, all have a responsibility to assure that food is safe and suitable for consumption. Outbreaks of food-borne illness are at best unpleasant; at worst, they can be fatal. Other consequences include damage to trade and tourism which can lead to loss of earnings, unemployment and litigation.

Food businesses need to implement food safety systems to ensure that they take food safety hazards into consideration and put in place control measures to deal with them. The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is the globally recognized approach for developing a food safety system. […]


Quarterly Newsletter

SLBS HOSTS SALCC LECTURES The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is continuing efforts to bring standardization education to schools.  For the fifth year running the SLBS partnered with the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC) […]