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Fresh Produce Export Quality Control Regulations, 2012 (SRO No. 30 of 2012).

These Regulations, made under section 50 of the Fresh Produce Export Quality Control Act 2009, implement provisions of the Act with respect to ,among other things: forms for an identification card issued under section 6(2) of the Act, an application for a licence under section 9(2)...
Dominica
2012

Fresh Produce Export Quality Control Act 2009 (No. 2 of 2009).

This Act provides for the designation of the Bureau of Standards, established under the Standards Act, as the Fresh Produce Quality Control and Inspection Authority and provides with respect to the control of fresh produce and related matters. The Act also establishes an Appeals Tribunal. The...
Dominica
2009

Standards Order (S.R.O. No. 31 of 2007).

This Order declares compulsory standards for the labelling of specified goods including prepackaged foods. It also declares a standard called "Code of Practice for General Principles of Food Hygiene, Part 1: Food Production and Processing" and a standard for the use of lead in paint to...
Dominica
2007

Environmental Health Services (Rodent Control) Regulations, 2007 (S.R.O. No. 1 of 2007).

These Regulations impose certain duties upon owners of premises in order to keep those premises free from rodents. As a general rule, the owner of every business premises shall maintain such premises or institution in a rat proofed and rodent free condition to the satisfaction of...
Dominica
2007

Environmental Health Services (Boarding and Lodging Houses) Regulations, 2003 (S.R.O. No. 59 of 2003).

These Regulations, made under section 30 of the Environmental Health Services Act, make provision for the registration of boarding and lodging houses by the Chief Environmental Health Officer and prescribe rules for hygienic conditions, also in relation with the handling of food, in such houses. The...
Dominica
2003

Environmental Health Services (Food Hygiene) Regulations 2003 (S.R.O. No. 58 of 2003).

These Regulations stipulate rules relative to hygiene in the handling of food for the purpose of food business. They set out general requirements relative to hygienic conditions for and hygienic handling of food in a food business and require persons handling food to notify the owner...
Dominica
2003

Environmental Health Services (Restaurants) Regulations, 2003 (S.R.O. No. 56 of 2003).

These Regulations make provision for the licensing of restaurants by the Chief Environmental Health Officer and prescribe rules for hygienic conditions for and hygienic handling of food in restaurants. The Regulations provide also for inspections of restaurants by Environmental Health Officers or a Medical Officer. Requirements...
Dominica
2003

Standards Act (Act No. 4 of 1999).

The Act further concerns, among other things, the declaration of standards and the use of standard marks. ...
Dominica
1999

Environmental Health Services Act (No. 8 of 1997).

The Minister is charged with the responsibility of promoting and protecting public health and to ensure conservation and maintenance of the environment. He may delegate powers to local authorities under section 4. The Minister may establish health or environmental health districts for Dominica and establish boundaries...
Dominica
1997

Food and Nutrition Council Act.

This Act provides for the establishment of the Food and Nutrition Council as a body corporate. It shall, among other things: (a) make recommendations for a national food and nutrition policy; (b) develop a food and nutrition planning process; (e) monitor food and nutrition programmes; (d)...
Dominica
1981 (1991)

Roseau Market Bye-laws (Cap. 20:08).

These Bye-laws, made by the Dominica Export and Import Agency as market authority for the Roseau market, concern the operation of that market, the hygienic handling of food and the granting of licences for stalls of the market, vending of food and the sale of fish...
Dominica
1972 (1991)

Roseau Market Act (Cap. 20:08).

The market shall be administrated by a market authority, i.e. the Dominica Export and Import Agency established under the Dominica Export and Import Agency. The Market authority may make Bye-laws relative to, among other things, the slaughter and care of animals, quality and hygiene of marketable...
Dominica
1971 (1991)

Anthrax Order (Cap. 61:02).

This Order provides for the prevention and control of anthrax affecting animals. Measures to prevent the spreading of anthrax include notification of diseases by animal owners, inspection, restrictions on movement of animals, prohibition of use of milk of diseased animals for food, disinfection and compulsory vaccination....
Dominica
1955 (1991)

Swine Fever Order (Cap. 61:02).

This Order provides for the prevention and control of swine fever affecting swine. Measures to prevent the spreading of this disease include notification of diseased animals and infected places by animal owners and veterinaries, inspection, restrictions on movement of animals and products that come into contact...
Dominica
1955 (1991)

Citrus Fruit Regulations Cap. 82:03).

These Regulations implement provisions of the Fruit Trade Regulation Act by providing rules with respect to the citrus fruit intended for exportation. Such fruit shall be gathered, packed, transported and stored in the prescribed manner and shall be subject to inspection by an officer in charge....
Dominica
1951 (1991)

Sale of Produce Act (Cap. 82:02).

This Act provides rules for the sale of produce in Dominica or for exportation of agricultural produce set out in the First Schedule. The owner of any plantation or land or any person desiring to sell or export the licensable produce derived from the plantation or...
Dominica
1941 (1995)

Milk Act (Cap. 82:04).

The Act gives a definition of “impure”, “adulterated” or “unwholesome” milk and prohibits the sale of such milk. The Act also prohibits the refusal to sell milk exposed for sale and provides for the seizure and analysis of milk offered for sale. ...
Dominica
1922 (1991)
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