Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division
The role of the Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division (FSPID) began operations in 1958 and is now a Division of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. It’s role is to carry out the Government’s programme of surveillance and regulation of the food industry. Its core mandate surrounds the safety and wholesomeness of all food and feed entering commerce in Jamaica and is headed by a Chief Food Storage Officer.
The FSPID achieves its mandate by conducting regulatory inspection of food at ports of entry (including ships) and any food storage, manufacturing and retailing facility to ensure that food is safe and that food areas are suitable for food storage. Its inspectors are also authorized under the Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Act to enter any place where food is kept for sale, stored or manufactured and examine, inspect, sample for laboratory analysis, tag, seize, detain and destroy such food if deemed necessary.
Source: www.miic.gov.jm www.fspid.gov.jm
Current Budget: $0.00
Capital A: $0.00
Head of Agency: Roy McNeil