FDA official advises Guyanese exhibitors on standards for exporting to US

first_imgMany of the participants in the Florida International Trade Conference and Expo (FITCE 2019) that are small manufacturers of sauces, cosmetics and other products which require US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in order to enter the US market met with Kim Prenter, a senior official of the Administration.FDA executive Kim Prenter and Wesley Kirton, President of the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC)The invitation was extended to Prenter by Wesley Kirton, President of the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC).During visits to the various booths, Prenter discussed with the exhibitors the standards which their products need to meet in order to be legally imported and sold in the United States.While many of the products can find markets in the US, it was pointed out that the labelling needs to be improved, in some cases to include ingredients and nutritional facts; caps need to be properly sealed, in cases where colouring is added, this needs to be stated; claims of benefits of the use of lotions and soaps either need to be medically proven or removed from the packaging, exporters need to be registered with the FDA in both Guyana and the United States and the processing/production process needs to be certified.Quite a few companies have shown interest in some of the products from Guyana and impressed with the quality of especially the pepper sauces, green seasonings, bar-b-que sauces, soaps and coconut oil. Many were not too familiar with the cassareep and achar and information on their use were provided.On Thursday, the Guyanese manufacturers, many of them small enterprises owned and operated by women, will participate in an FDA workshop that will include the agency’s legal team.The FDA has agreed to prepare and provide to the GACC a number of documents regarding import guidelines which the Chamber will share with Guyanese manufacturers, as well as with Chamber of Commerce and the Private Sector Commission in Guyana.Kirton also discussed with the FDA the possibility of hosting in workshop in Guyana for the manufacturers, as well as visit to their operations with a view to having these certified by the agency.last_img read more

GAA NOTES: URRIS

first_imgGAA Bingo Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 22/09/2011 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,180.00 numbers drawn were 9,14,19,21 the €15 consolation prizes went to Shane Doherty Tiernasligo, Roisen McCrossan Tornabrately, Michelle Hands Letter Urris, John Grant Binion House Clonmany, Kathleen McGonigle Clonmany.Next Club Meeting this week Tuesday 27th September 9pm in Straid all members try to attend. Night at The Races – the club is running this event on Friday 7th October at 9pm in the Rusty Nail horses are €10 each on sale from any club member come along and back a winner and help support our club.Used Clothes Collection in aid of disadvantaged families in Africa & Asia, wanted clean usable clothing, shoes, bedding as in sheets pillow cases blankets (no duvets and pillows) and curtains collection bags are available from all Urris Gaa Committee Members and selected retail outlets in the area T.B.A Filled bags can be dropped off at Straid Club House on Saturday 1st October between 10am and 2pm for further information contact John Friel 0860523550 or David Hession 0860538537.Club Merchandise – the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contact Alan on 0879029672.Results:Commiserations to the Seniors who were beaten by Naomh Naille in the Intermediate Championship Semi Final on Sunday in Convoy, thank you to all the supporters who travelled to cheer the lads on. There are a few league games to play yet so good luck lads. Fixtures: Urris v Naomh Mhuire Saturday 1st October in Straid throw in 5.45pm.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.Club Merchandise – the club has a range of merchandise available in all sizes polo shirts hoodies jackets and not forgetting the all important urris hat for the coming winter contact Alan on 0879029672.Results: Minors 2-12 Malin 0-4, Reserves 0-8 Buncrana 0-8, Seniors 3-12 Buncrana 0-10.Fixtures: No details on the coming weeks fixtures available yet check donegalgaa.ie for information. Any items for the notes email to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday.ENDSGAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: September 27th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more