Food Safety

The BAHA Act of 1999 (Chapter 211 of the Laws of Belize) gave provision for the establishment of the Food Safety Department to effectively put in place the necessary regulations and controls, allowing BAHA to deal with the issues where food affect human health. The legislation is being reviewed and revised (January 2006) to reflect new regulatory developments (such as traceability requirements) in the global demand for food safety. Regulations dealing with the import and export of food items are being implemented by BAHA’s programmes, such as Import Permits and Certification Programmes.