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SLBS APPROVAL OF ALTERNATIVE PACKAGING MATERIAL

SLBS APPROVAL OF ALTERNATIVE PACKAGING MATERIAL The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards in its role regulating and authenticating alternative packaging material as part of the Phase-Out of Styrofoam and other Single-Use Plastic Food Service Containers in Saint Lucia provides pre-approval services for qualifying packaging materials. Applicants are required to provide the following information to permit …

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Contraban Cigarettes

Contraban Cigarettes Warning The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has pulled from the market for sale packages of a particular brand of cigarettes ZON, King Size, Full Flavor 20 class filter cigarettes which was found on sale during routine market surveillance. The non-conforming cigarettes do not conform to SLNS 27: 2016 Specification for Labelling …

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World Metrology Day 2019 celebrates changes to the International System of Units SI

Press Release The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is preparing to mark the observance of World Metrology Day (WMD) on Monday May 20, 2019. World Metrology Day, commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, …

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SLBS gets Support from CSN for Capacity Building

Press Release May 7th 2019 The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards under the Commonwealth Standards Network (CSN) Project will host two weeks of courses in a train the trainer programme on the requirements and implementation of two international standards ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and ISO15189: 2012 …

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Notice of Process Update

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards informs of a change to its Customs Document Process. Effective April 1st 2019, SLBS will require ONE hardcopy SAD and invoice for consignments that contain regulated commodities. Pneumatic Tyres Packaged Water ( bottled water) Coconut Oil Household Electrical Appliances Tobacco Products Electrical Adaptors 13 A Plugs Transformers Power Strips …

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SLBS Advises of Results of Cheese Quality Survey

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) in response to complaints about the quality and authenticity of cheese sold on the local market conducted a survey of cheese products at selected retail outlets. Conformity assessment analyses were carried out on samples of prepackaged cheese as well as bulk cheese which are repackaged locally for sale. …

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SLBS forms Committee on Cannabis

The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) will launch a committee to spearhead and participate in work on the adoption of international standards for Cannabis. The SLBS has established a National Ad Hoc Mirror Committee of ASTM International on Cannabis (Committee D37) which brings together representatives of educational and research institutions, state and non-state actors …

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CROSQ releases new energy efficiency standards developed in collaboration with the International Code Council and ASHRAE

The new codes will help Member States improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and support energy conservation efforts Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council, ASHRAE, the CARICOM Secretariat Energy Unit and the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) announced today the release of new standards for energy efficient buildings for its …

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