Compulsory Standards of Saint Lucia

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is providing public access in Read Only format to all Compulsory Standards for which Compliance is mandatory.

SLNS 1-1: 2016 Specification for Labelling of Commodities – Part 1: General Labelling Requirements

This national standard describes general labelling requirements for commodities. It is applicable to all commodities which are customarily labelled in the course of trade, except those for which more specific requirements have been elsewhere prescribed.

SLNS 1-2: 2018 Specification for Labelling of Commodities - Part 2: Pre-packaged Goods

This standard sets out requirements for the information to be included on labels of goods prepackaged for retail sale, the method of display of such information, and where necessary, the wording to be used.
This standard does not apply to the following:
a) goods or classes of goods where different or additional information is prescribed by any Saint Lucia Standard or model regulations approved by the Saint Lucia Authority concerned;
b) goods intended for export only, which comply with the requirements of standards or laws on labelling in force in the country to which they are being exported;
c) cases where any Saint Lucian Standard for any goods or classes of goods make differing provisions for labelling: in such cases, the provision of that standard shall prevail over the provisions of this standard;
d) gift-wrapped goods.

SLNS 1-3: 2014 Specification for Labelling of Commodities - Part 3: Labelling of Prepackaged Foods

This national standard applies to the labelling of all pre-packaged foods to be offered to the consumer, or for catering purposes. This standard is not applicable to food: a) sold unpackaged, or in an open or uncovered package; b) weighed, measured or counted into the package, in the presence of the purchaser; c) intended for export only, which complies with the requirements of standards or laws on labelling of the country to which they are being exported; d) where any national standard for any class of food makes differing or supplementary provisions for labelling; and NOTE In such cases, the provisions of that national standard shall prevail over the provisions of this standard. e) which is gift-wrapped.

SLNS 1-4: 2012 Specification For Labelling of Commodities. - Part 4: Labelling Of Garments And Textiles

1.1 This national standard specifies the requirements for the labelling of garments and textiles sold in Saint Lucia whether locally made or imported. 1.2 It is applicable to labels and descriptions to be used on garments classified as: a) diapers b) gloves, mittens and mitts c) handkerchiefs d) headgear e) hosiery f) neckwear g) school uniforms h) swimwear i) waterproof rainwear and j) all other garments. 1.3 It is also applicable to: a) labels which are to accompany textiles sold at retail or wholesale outlets; b) all household textile articles and other textile goods of a type customarily used in institutions and households; EXAMPLE Draperies, floor coverings, furnishings, beddings, kitchen towels, bath towels, curtains and chair backs. c) textiles sold by length, including narrow fabrics as well as threads and cordage; and d) articles used for stuffing, filling or padding.

SLNS 1-5: 2015 Specificaiton for Labelling of Commodities - Part 5: Specifciation for Labelling of Footwear

This national standard specifies the requirements for labelling of all footwear whether new, used or seconds, that are offered for sale to the public in Saint Lucia.

SLNS 12: 2003 Specification for Rum

This standard prescribes the general requirements, packaging, labelling, methods of sampling and analysis for rum produced in St. Lucia and traded in the Caricom region and overseas markets.

SLNS 13: 1992 Specification for Margarine & Cooking Margarine

This standard prescribes requirements for margarine and cooking margarine to be sold in Saint Lucia, and includes methods of sampling and test.
It does not apply to any product containing less than 80% by weight (mass) of fat which is labelled so as not to be mistaken for margarine.

SLNS 14: 1992 Specification for Shortening

This standard prescribes requirements for products sold as shortening in Saint Lucia. It includes specifications of composition, methods of sampling and analysis, and guidance on the use of food additives.

SLNS 17: 1992 Specification for Biscuits

1.1 This standard prescribes basic and general requirements for biscuits to be sold in the Caribbean Common Market.
1.2 Biscuits may also be subject to regulation under the food laws of some territories, and conformity to this standard should help manufacturers to meet the legal requirements.
1.3 This standard does not apply to “crackers”, which are covered by a separate standard (in preparation).

SLNS 24: 2015 Specification for Wheat Flour

This national standard is applicable to wheat flour (also called flour, white flour, or enriched flour) that is intended for human consumption, made from clean, sound and marketable grades of millable wheat grains of the species Triticum aestivum L. (common wheat) or from Triticum compactum Host. (club wheat).
This national standard is not applicable to:
a) any product made from durum wheat (hard wheat, T. durum Desf.);
b) whole wheat flour, whole meal flour or semolina made from common wheat or club wheat, or mixtures thereof;
c) wheat flour to be used in brewing, for the production of starch or gluten, or for nonfood use;
d) wheat flour in which the protein content has been reduced;
e) wheat flour subjected to special treatments other than bleaching or drying; or
f) wheat flour containing ingredients not mentioned in 5.2 of this standard (such as self rising flour).

SLNS 25: 2017 Specification for Coconut Oil

This standard specifies the requirements, methods of sampling and testing for coconut oil intended for domestic and commercial use.

SLNS 27: 2016 Specification for Labelling of Tobacco products

This standard applies to the labelling of individual packages and cartons of tobacco products intended for retail sale in Saint Lucia.
This standard specifies the information, the method of display of such information, the wording and presentation of health warnings to be included on the labels of retail packages of tobacco products intended to be sold in Saint Lucia.
This standard does not apply to labelling of cases of such individual packages or cartons, irrespective of sizes, provided the cases are not displayed or used at the point of sale.

SLNS 28: 2015 Specification for Labelling of Retail Packages of Pesticide & Other Toxic Chemicals

This standard specifies the information to be included on labels of pesticide packages intended for the retail trade.
The standard also specifies the information to be included in the instructions printed on any leaflets accompanying the packages.

SLNS 29: 2006 Specification for Packaged Water

1.1 This standard specifies requirements for the purity, treatment, bacteriological acceptability, packaging and labelling of all packaged waters that are prepackaged for sale and used as beverages or in foods.
1.2 This standard does not apply to water distributed by the public water supply system, to the carbonated beverage, soda water or to packaged water sold for purposes other than as a beverage.
1.3 This standard should be used in conjunction with SLCP 4: 2003 Code of Hygienic Practice for the Collecting, Processing and Marketing of Packaged Water.

SLNS 32: 2015 Specification for Pasta Product

This standard specifies requirements and methods of test for pasta products made from semolina, durum, wheat flour, farina flour or any suitable wheat flour. Pasta products used in preparing other foods or included in packages of ingredients that are prepared for retail sale are also covered by this standard. EXAMPLE Pasta used in canned soups, soup mixes, macaroni and cheese dinners. This standard is applicable to forms of pasta called macaroni, spaghetti, lasagne, vermicelli, egg noodles and chow mein noodles. This standard is not applicable to food in forms resembling pasta products made from rice, bean and/ or cereals other than wheat.

SLNS 34: 1995 Standard for Chocolate Confectionery & Cocoa Products

This standard applies to the following products as defined in Section 2:-
a) chocolate confectionery;
b) cocoa butter for use in foods, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics; and
c) cocoa powder, Creole cocoa for use in beverages or for flavouring;

This standard does not apply to:
a) foods other than chocolate confectionery where chocolate or cocoa powder is merely a flavour, or
b) pharmaceuticals or cosmetics including cocoa butter as an ingredient.

SLNS 35: 1995 Specification for Spices and Sauces

This standard prescribes requirements for the identity, composition, purity, hygiene in processing, labelling, sampling and testing of the spices and sauces included below.
Requirements for other spices and sauces that become important in Caribbean agriculture or regional trade may be added to this standard from time to time.
This standard does not apply to:
a) ketchups, barbeque-flavoured sauces;
b) spices derived from plants not included in this standard;
c) sauces made from recipes or formulae not included in this standard;
d) vinegars flavoured with spices or plant materials, extracts; or
e) essential oils, extracts, or oleo-resins derived from spices that are intended to be used as flavouring or colouring agents in food.

SLNS 41: 2001 Specification For Pneumatic Tyres for Passenger Vehicles

This standard specifies tyre designation, labelling and laboratory test and performance requirements for physical dimensions, strength, endurance, bead unseating resistance and high speed performance for new and used pneumatic tyres intended for passenger vehicles with rim code diameters from 254 mm (10 in) to 483 mm (19 in).

SLNS 42: 2005 Specification for Pneumatic Tyres for Non-Passenger Vehicles

This standard specifies tyre designation, labelling and laboratory test and performance requirements for physical dimensions, strength, endurance, bead unseating resistance and high speed performance for new and used pneumatic tyres intended for passenger vehicles with rim code diameters from 254 mm (10 in) to 483 mm (19 in).

SLNS 51: 2002 Christmas Trees and other Decorative Lighting Outfits

1.1 These requirements cover Christmas-Tree and decorative-lighting outfits to be used in accordance with the – Electricity Supply Act of 1994, in particular clause 22, section 1.
1.2 These requirements cover factory-assembled strings with push-in, midget-base, or miniature based lamp holders connected in series for across-the-line use; or with candelabra-, or intermediate-base lamp holders connected in parallel (multiple) for direct-connection use. These requirements also cover seasonal decorative outfits such as wreaths, stars, crosses, candle sets, artificial trees, tree stands, and commercial motorized decorative displays. All illuminated assemblies are for the use with replaceable screw base or push-in filament-type lamps and are provided with a means for attachment to an electrical outlet.

SLNS 53: 2002 Labelling of Domestic Electrical Appliances

1.1 This standard prescribes the compulsory labelling requirements for domestic electrical appliances and shall be read in conjunction with:
SLNS 1 Pt 1: 2016 Specification for Labelling of Commodities – General Requirements
SLNS 1 Pt 2: 2018 Specification for Labelling of Commodities – Pre-packaged Goods

SLNS 77: 2003 Standard for Brewery Products

This standard specifies requirements for brewery products to be sold in St.Lucia and the Caribbean Common Market.
It does not cover beverages sold under common names including the words “beer” and “ale”, that are not derived from cereals EXAMPLE ginger beer, ginger ale, root beer

SLNS 79: 2004 Standard for Carbonated Beverages

This standard prescribes the requirements and the methods of test for carbonated beverages.

SLNS 81: 2006 Specifcation for Labelling of Plywood

This National Standard specifies the minimum requirements for the labelling of plywood panels.
It applies to plywood sold for general use in Saint Lucia.
This standard is not applicable to speciality plywood panels such as:
a) paper overlaid plywood;
b) door skin plywood; and
c) firm-faced plywood

SLNS 132: 2000 Specification for Ketchup

This standard prescribes the requirements for ketchup, catsup, catsup hereinafter referred to as ketchup, made from the juice, paste, puree or any combination of these which have been derived from clean and sound tomato, banana, pumpkin, christophine or other suitable vegetable material.