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Belize Agricultural Health Authority (Service Fees) Regulations, 2004 (S.I. No. 182 of 2004).

These Regulations require plants, animals and their products or by-products including food (“Commodities”) that are either exported from or imported in Belize to undergo procedures of inspection, sampling and analyzis as prescribed by the Belize Agricultural Health Authority Act and these Regulations. Inspections include inspection of...
Belize
2004

Village Councils (Market ad Slaughterhouse) By-laws, 2004 (S.I. No. 189 of 2004).

These Regulations provide rules for markets and slaughterhouses within the limits of any village of Belize. The rules concern mainly hygienic conditions for the sale of meat to the public, the keeping of livestock and the slaughtering of animals. Only fresh meat of cattle, swine, goat...
Belize
2004

Belize Agricultural Health Authority (Inspection in a Foreign Country) Regulations, 2004 (S.I. No. 54 of 2004).

These Regulations require, for commodities from countries specified in the First Schedule, the carrying out of an evaluation for compliance in the exporting country to ensure conformity with Belize’s sanitary and phytosanitary measures. These Measures are made in accordance with the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)...
Belize
2004

Belize Agricultural Health Authority (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) (Prohibition from Importation) Regulations, 2004 (S.I. No. 25 of 2004).

These Regulations prohibit the importation of specified risk commodities from the United States and Canada and prohibit the feeding of ruminant protein to animals in Belize. The preparation and use in Belize of animal feed containing animal protein is placed under the supervision of the Belize...
Belize
2004

Belize Agricultural Health Authority (Fish and Fisheries Products Inspection) (Amendment) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. 88 of 2002).

Schedule V provides for the sampling of fish and fish products. The amendment concerns the sampling requirements for histamine. Schedule VI contains a form of health certificate for fish and fish products intended for exportation to the European Community. ...
Belize
2002

Belize Agricultural Health Authority (Fish and Fisheries Products Inspection) Regulations, 2001.

All fish and fisheries products shall be subject to control by an inspector appointed by the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (reg. 3). Regulation 6 lays down general requirements of wholesomeness of imported or exported fish and lays down specific requirements for the importation of fish. Fish...
Belize
2001

Belize Agricultural Health Authority (Biological Residues) (Control) Regulations, 2001.

Regulations to make provision for the control of biological residues in animals and animal products. “Biological residue” means a residue of any drug, growth-promotor or any other therapeutic or prophylactic agent present in an animal after slaughtering or processing. authorized officers of the Belize Agricultural Health...
Belize
2001

Sugar Industry Act, 2001.

The Act consists of 75 sections divided into 6 Parts: Preliminary (I); Establishment and functions of Sugar Industry Control Board, the Sugar Cane Production Committee, the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute, the Sugar Cane Quality Control Authority and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (II);...
Belize
2001

Belize Agricultural Health Authority (Foot and Mouth Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)(Prohibition from Importation of Diseased Animals) Regulations, 2001.

Regulations made by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and cooperatives, on the recommendations of the Belize Agricultural Health Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 61 of the Belize Agricultural Health Authority Act (No. 47 of 1999). The importation of animals and...
Belize
2001

Belize Agricultural Health Authority (Animals) (Ante Mortem)(Inspection) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 23 of 2001).

These Regulations make provision for the control of animals before slaughter by inspectors designated by the Belize Agricultural Health Authority. No animal that has been classified as condemned shall be slaughtered in a slaughterhouse (as defined). Suspect or condemned animals shall be so identified by or...
Belize
2001

Belize Agricultural Health Authority (Food Processing Plants) (Potable Water) (Minimum Standards) Regulations, 2001.

These Regulations prescribe standards for potable water used by food processing enterprises (defined) in their processing of food operations. Food processing is a single action or series of actions to change the properties of food, excluded street vending and preparation of food by caterers and restaurants....
Belize
2001

Belize Agricultural Health Authority (Food Safety) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 25 of 2001).

"Food" is defined in regulation 2 as any articles used as food or drink including fish products but excluding water. The Belize Agricultural Health Authority is declared to be the competent authority in Belize with responsibility for monitoring, inspecting, approving, and controlling food safety systems in...
Belize
2001

Belize Agricultural Health Authority Act, 1999 (Act No. 47 of 1999).

The Act consists of 88 sections divided into 13 Parts: Preliminary (I); Establishment of objectives of the Authority (II); Appointment of staff, etc. (III); Administration (IV); Financial provisions, accounts and reports (V); Administration of plant health (VI);Plant Quarantine Measures (VII); Enforcement (VIII); Control of diseased or...
Belize
2000

Border Management Agency Act, 1999 (No. 50 of 1999).

An Act to establish a Border Management Agency for the administration of Belize's border points with other countries and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto. A Border Management Agency is established under section 3. The Agency shall be a body corporate to be...
Belize
2000

Standards (Belize National Standard BZS1: Part 1: 1998) (Specification for Labelling - General principles) (Declaration as a Compulsory Standard) Order, 1999 (S.I. No. 116 of 1999).

The purpose of the declaration of a compulsory standard is primarily to prevent fraud or deception arising from misleading advertising or labelling of pre-packaged goods and to require that adequate information be given to customers and users. It applies to all goods which are customarily labbeled...
Belize
1999

Standards (Belize National Standard BZS1: Part 2: 1998) (Specification for Labelling - Labelling of Pre-packaged Goods) (Declaration as a Compulsory Standard) Order, 1999 (S.I. No. 117 of 1999).

The purpose of the declaration of a compulsory standard is primarily to prevent fraud or deception arising from misleading advertising or labelling of pre-packaged goods and to require that adequate information be given to customers and users. It applies to all pre-packaged goods intended for retail...
Belize
1999

Standards (Belize National Standard BZS1: Part 3: 1998) (Specification for Labelling - Labelling of Pre-packaged food) (Declaration as a Compulsory Standard) Order, 1999 (S.I. No. 118 of 1999).

The purpose of the declaration of a compulsory standard is primarily to prevent fraud or deception arising from misleading advertising or labelling of pre-packaged goods and to require that adequate information be given to customers and users. Reference is made to the CODEX STAN 1 of...
Belize
1999

Standards (Accreditation of Laboratories and Testing Facilities) Regulations.

For the purposes of conducting tests, analysis and examinations under the Standards Act, the Belize Bureau of Standards established under section 3 of the Act may appoint a Committee to assist in the accreditation of laboratories and testing facilities. The Committee may formulate criteria and guidelines...
Belize
1997 (1992)

Standards (Preparation and Declaration) Regulations, 1997.

These Regulations make provision for the procedure for the declaration of standards, for recommendation of standards to the Minister, for modification of standards or withdrawal, and for appointment by the Bureau of Standards of technical committees. These Committees shall assist the Bureau in the preparation, formulation,...
Belize
1997

Standards (Inspection and Use of Standards Mark or Quality Assurance Mark) Regulations.

These Regulations provide for the control of use of standards and of commodities for which a compulsory Standard or Caribbean Community Standard is in force. Where a compulsory standard is declared for any commodity, or if there is not such a standard, where a CARICOM Standard...
Belize
1997
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