World Accreditation Day 2017

By Marcus Natta

9 June 2017 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on delivering confidence in construction and the built environment. To help explain the use of accredited conformity…

NOTICE

By Marcus Natta

THE ST.KITTS AND NEVIS BUREAU OF STANDARDS OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY 16TH MARCH, 2017 DUE TO THE FUNERAL SERVICE OF OUR LATE PERMANENT SECRETARY CHARLETON EDWARDS. NORMAL OPERATIONS WILL RESUME ON FRIDAY. 17TH MARCH, 2017. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

Sabra Dipping Company Issues Voluntary Recall Of Certain Hummus Products Because Of Possible Health Risks

By Marcus Natta

Colonial Heights, VA – Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The recall includes the products listed below; these were distributed to retail outlets, including food service…

Oriental Packing Co. Inc. Issues Alert On Lead In Curry Powder

By Marcus Natta

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Food Safety Alerts Oriental Packing Co. Inc. Issues Alert On Lead In Curry Powder 08/18/2016 08:12 PM EDT Oriental Packing Co., Inc., Miami, Florida is recalling approximately 377,000 lbs. of the following blended seasoning curry products because it is contaminated with lead. Lead…

UPDATE on Public Advisory – Island Purified Water

By Marcus Natta

Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards in an update to its Public Advisory sent on July 23, 2016 wishes to inform the general public that corrective measures were swiftly taken at the Island Purified Water production plant at the Newton Ground Location. The corrective measures included, among other things, halting production and…

Urgent Public Advisory – Island Purified Water

By Marcus Natta

Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards in its latest round of testing of bottled water in St. Kitts and Nevis found that samples taken from Island Purified Water failed the necessary testing. As a result, the Department of Environmental Health has initiated a programme to remove from consumption all…

World Accreditation Day 2016

By Marcus Natta

Joint Statement by Xiao Jianhua, Chair IAF, and Pete Unger, Chair ILAC Xiao Jianhua Pete Unger   World Accreditation Day 2016 (#WAD2016) Accreditation: A global tool to support Public Policy World Accreditation Day 2016 focuses on the support accreditation delivers as a tool for all areas in the public sector – national and local government, regulators. Accreditation is…

St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards Launches New Website

By Marcus Natta

  Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards (SKNBS) is pleased to announce the launch of its first website at www.sknbs.org.   The SKNBS has the major responsibility of protecting the environment, health and safety of consumers. Its activities also focus on preparing, promoting and generally adopting standards on a…