The Belize Bureau of Standards is carrying out routine inspections of fuels station countrywide. The conformance stickers placed on fuel pumps are only valid for three months and according to Consumer Protection and Liaison Officer Kenisha Stuart the public should not only check the pumps for stickers but they also need to make sure the sticker is still valid.

Kenisha Stuart; Consumer Protection and Liaison Officer, Bureau of Standards

"As you know the Bureau of Standards is responsible for metrology so the press release was just giving the public an update on the areas that we have inspected so they can look out for an updated conformance sticker on the fuel pump. We have done inspections so far in Burrell Boom Village, Scotland Half Moon, Hattieville, Placencia, Independence, Dangriga, Punta Gorda Town, Benque Viejo and Belize City."

In related news, the Bureau of Standards has partnered with the Belize Agricultural Health Authority to issue a consumer safety advisory regarding the voluntary recall of Similac Brand powder infant formula in the US, Puerto Rico, Guatemala and some Caribbean countries. Kenisha Stuart tells us more.

Kenisha Stuart

"There is one agent for the Abbott Nutrition Products in Belize and we have already checked with that agent to verify where that the products that he imports are coming from Europe. However, we have to be realistic and know that people might receive this product maybe from relatives in the states or they might purchase it across the border so if they are receiving it in another fashion and it is not from the agent in Belize to note that the product from the US has been under this voluntary recall."

For more information on the fuel inspections or the consumer safety advisory the number to call is 822-0446.