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Aquaculture, Inland and Marine Products and By-Products (Inspection, Licensing and Export) (Change of Name and Amendment) Act, 2013 (No. 20 of 2013).

This Act amends the amend the Aquaculture, Inland and Marine Products and By-Products (Inspection, Licensing and Export) Act in various provisions as respect to import of aquaculture products into Jamaica and export of fish products from Jamaica. It also establishes proper and adequate guidelines for all...
Jamaica
2013

Consumer Protection (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 13 of 2012).

This Act amends the Consumer Protection Act with respect to matters of the Consumer Protection Commission and its power to carry out investigations on breaches of consumer protection rules and to initiate legal proceedings under this Act on behalf of the complainant. It also specifies obligations...
Jamaica
2012

Processed Food (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 2 of 2012).

This Act amends the Processed Food Act in sections 11 and 12 with respect to regulation-making and penalties for offences defined by the principal Act. It also inserts a new article, which empowers the Minister to amend any monetary penalty specified in the principal Act. ...
Jamaica
2012

Health and Allied Professions and Services (Miscellaneous Penalty Provisions) Act, 2011 (No. 7 of 2011).

This Act amends, amongst others, the Food and Drugs Act, the Pesticides Act, the Public Health Act and the Quarantine Act with respect to regulation-making and penalties for offences defined by the principal Acts. It also inserts a new article in each Act, which empowers the...
Jamaica
2011

Jamaica Dairy Development Board Act (No. 4 of 2009).

The Act makes provision for the granting by the Board of a producer’s licence, a dealer’s licence or a vendor’s licence. A person aggrieved by a decision of the Board may appeal to the Minister. The Act further, among other things, provides for inspection and enforcement...
Jamaica
2009

Consumer Protection Act.

The Commission shall, among other things: investigate complaints of consumers and carry out investigations at its own initiative: promote the development of consumer protection organizations; and seek to resolve disputes between consumers and providers of goods and services. ...
Jamaica
2005 (2010)

Processed Food (Exemption) Regulations, 2002.

These Regulations provide for exemptions from all or part of the provisions of the Processed Food Act for applicants possessing an establishment which operates a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) System or any other quality management system, which in the opinion of the Director of...
Jamaica
2002 (2003)

Inspection and Certification of Fishery Facilities (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 2002 (No. 15 of 2002).

These Regulations, made under section 35 of the Aquaculture, Inland and Marine Products and By-products Inspection, Licensing and Export) Act, 1999, prescribe forms for purposes of section 12 of the Act. The Schedule to the Regulations contains the prescribed form of an inspection report in respect...
Jamaica
2002

Public Health (Food Handling) (Amendment) Regulations, 2000 (No. 87A).

These Regulations amend the Public Health (Food Handling) Regulations, 1998 by, among other things: (a) giving a new definition of “food-handling establishment”; (b) modifying hygienic requirements for food-handling establishments; (c) modifying standards for the storage of food offered to the public; (d) inserting a new regulation...
Jamaica
2000

Public Health (Tourist Establishments) Regulations, 2000.

These Regulations regulate various matters relating to the operation of tourist establishment including: the handling of food and food safety, sewerage and drainage systems, storage of hazardous substances, clean water supply and storage of water. ...
Jamaica
2000 (2006)

Aquaculture, Inland and Marine Products and By-products (Inspection, Licensing and Export) Regulations, 2000.

Regulation 2 contains an extensive list of definitions. Regulation 3 delimits the application sphere of these Regulations. Regulation 7 prohibits growing or harvesting of products to which these Regulations apply in areas where there is a presence of pesticides, fungicides, or heavy metals. Part III concerns...
Jamaica
2000 (2010)

Aquaculture, Inland and Marine Products and By-products (Inspection, Licensing and Export) Act.

Provisions of Part II deal with Inspection and certification of aquaculture, inland and marine products and their by-products. Provisions of Part III spell out duties of inspectors appointed under this Act and of the Veterinary Committee established under section 7. Provisions of Part IV place restrictions...
Jamaica
1999 (2001)

Meat and Meat Products and Meat By-products (Inspection and Export) Act.

The Minister may designate inspectors for the purposes of this Act. The Act defines functions and powers of these inspectors in relation with control of hygiene of meat, meat products and packaging. The Act also provides for the constitution of a Licensing Board for purposes...
Jamaica
1999 (2001)

Public Health (Food Handling) Regulations, 1998.

The Regulations provide for the suspension or revocation of a licence and contain rules relative to manufacture, storage, transportation and retail sale of food. They also concern the handling of “high-risk food” i.e. food that requires a specified temperature at all stages of its preparation such...
Jamaica
1998 (2002)

Trade (Liquid Cows' Milk)(Restriction of Sale and Distribution) Order, 1998 (No. 11c of 1998).

No person shall sell (whether by wholesale or retail) liquid cow milk or package or distribute for sale within Jamaica such liquid milk unless such milk is 100 percent whole milk. Contravention of this prohibition may be punished with a fine not exceeding three thousand dollars...
Jamaica
1998

Public Health (Butchers) Regulations, 1989.

These Regulations, made under the Public Health Act, provide rules relative to the abattoirs and the slaughtering of animals. No person shall operate as a butcher unless that person has a valid licence, granted by the Local Board. Other provisions of these Regulations concern inspection, keeping...
Jamaica
1989 (1998)

Public Health (Meat Inspection) Regulations, 1989.

These Regulations, made under the Public Health Act, provide rules relative to the slaughtering of animals intended for human consumption and inspection of animals to be slaughtered and slaughtered animals. ...
Jamaica
1989 (1991)

Agricultural Produce (Pimento) Regulations, 1988.

These Regulations provide rules relative to the exportation of pimento berries and products made of pimento from Jamaica. Only exporters approved and registered by the Minister shall export pimento and only in accordance with rules set out in these Regulations. The Regulations also provide for the...
Jamaica
1988 (1991)

Public Health Act.

The Act provides for the establishment of a Central Health Committee and Local Boards of Health and defines their functions and powers. The Central Health Committee shall advise the Minister and Local Boards on public health whereas the Local Boards shall have ample regulation-making powers including...
Jamaica
1985 (1998)

Standards Act.

The Bureau may make recommendations to the Minister regarding the promulgation of standards and shall formulate, upon request of the Minister, specifications for commodities, practices and processes. The Council shall be responsible for the policy and general administration of the Bureau. The Minister may prescribe standard...
Jamaica
1985 (2003)
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