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Feb 19, 2016

Bureau of Standards Comes Down Hard on Rice Producer in the North

There is a development tonight in the rice industry, which does not have to do with importer Jack Charles. The Belize Bureau of Standards says it has served what is a rare Notice of Detention to a rice producer, who the Bureau is not naming, but we know him to be from Shipyard, Orange Walk District. A release from the Bureau says the producer was found to be breaching the Belize Standard Rice Specification as it relates to proper packaging and labelling requirements of a whopping twenty-seven thousand five hundred and seventy-one pounds of rice from the producer’s Belize City store last week. At an average of one dollar and ten cents for the different grades of rice, it means that at least thirty thousand dollars worth of the staple have been confiscated.  But the Bureau confirmed tonight that the Shipyard producer has been provided with an opportunity to correct the anomaly and will be reprocessing the staple for compliance this weekend under supervision. When that is concluded, the Notice of Detention becomes a moot point. The Bureau also says that it is aware that rice continues to be sold loosely in the market and in an effort to address the situation; it is seeking to correct it at the source.

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2 Responses for “Bureau of Standards Comes Down Hard on Rice Producer in the North”

  1. Belmopan says:

    Some rice that is sold on small shops by pound have a bad smell
    Even when cooked it still have a old tast.

    How can we report it?

  2. Belizean Pride says:

    How much for the lbs of sugar some chinese supermarkets in Santa Elena/ San Ignacio sell it for .80 cents per lbs. What’s the current agreed price?

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