CARIBBEAN Broilers (CB) hopes to boost chicken exports after investing over $30 million in a certification programme for local farmers.
Nineteen poultry farmers were recently certified under ISO 9001:2008, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) through Switzerland-based Société Générale de Surveillance.
The certification, which started in mid-2013, allows CB to export chickens produced by the farmers. The food processor currently exports chicken feed and a small quantity of chicken to 11 Caribbean countries.
“This means increased profits for our farmers, safer food for Jamaicans and efficiency in our operations, allowing us to operate at a global level,” brand manager at CB, Alicia Bogues told the Caribbean Business Report.
Published in the Jamaica Observer
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