The Belize Bureau of Standards (BBS) in the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Commerce hereby informs the general public that notice is hereby given under Section 4(1) of the Standards (Preparation and Declaration) Regulations, 1997 that it proposes to recommend to the Standards Advisory Council that the following draft standard be declared compulsory Belize Standard:

1. The Belize National Standard Specification for Labelling Part 3: Labelling of Pre-packaged Food.

Stakeholder consultation sessions will subsequently be held during the following dates with each session commencing at 8:30 am to 12:00 noon. Stakeholders are to note relevant session in proximity to their establishment.

1. On October 3, 2017 at the National Agricultural and Trade Show Grounds Conference Room in Belmopan; and

2. On October 5, 2017 at BTEC Training Room on Freetown Road in Belize City.

An invitation is extended to Pre-packaged food label owners, importers, distributors or any individual or organization with interest in the Revised Standard for Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods. The consultations will strengthen knowledge and disseminate information on the standard development process and the important role that stakeholders play in the development of standards. The consultations will allow for stakeholders to be aware of the requirements of the proposed standards and will be afforded the opportunity to provide comments on the draft standards.

Any further comments from the general public on the draft standards should reach the Director, Belize Bureau of Standards at the below-mentioned address no later than October 6th, 2017 or at bbs@btl.net. Copies or details of these standards are available from the office of the Belize Bureau of Standards located at Power Lane, Ministry of Works Compound, P.O. Box 430, City of Belmopan or on the website at www.bbs.gov.bz.

For further information please call our office at 822-0446 or 822-0447.
Josť E. Trejo
Director
Belize Bureau of Standards