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PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE ON STATUS OF FOREST SPRINGS PACKAGED WATER

PRESS RELEASE - May 20th is World Metrology Day

PRESS RELEASE - URGENT - PRODUCT RECALL

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards is awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification

Press Release - Saint Lucia Standard Mark for two Outstanding Products

Press Release - STATEMENT ON CONCERNS RELATING TO UNWHOLESOMENESS OF CORNED BEEF IMPORTED FROM BRAZIL

Press Release - SLBS joins the International Community in marking World Water Day

Press Release - SLBS to recognize Six Spas on Award of Certification

Press Release Draft Standards Available for Public Comment !!!

Draft Standards Available for Public Comment !!!

STANDARDS LINK - Volume 1 Issue 16

STANDARDS Link - Volume 1 Issue 16 - Faces of Metrology

STANDARDS Link - Volume 1 Issue 16 - Metrology

STANDARDS Link - Volume 1 Issue 16 - Interview With The Head of Metrology

STANDARDS Link - Volume 1 Issue 16 -The OIML Awards SLBS for Work in Legal Metrology

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards NEW STANDARDS ADOPTED

PRESS RELEASE !!! - Saint Lucia is Recognized for Progress in Legal Metrology

World Standards Day Activities

PRESS RELEASE - New Draft Standards Now Available for Comment !!!

PRESS RELEASE - Withdrawn Products !!

Caribbean Agricultural Health & Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA) LOGO Competitiion

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15 - SLBS Celebrates 25 Years of Operations

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15 - SLBS Observed World Metrology Day

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15 - Draft Standards Available for Public Comment

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15 - Collaboration to Improve Quality in Farming

STANDARDS Link Vol 3 Issue 15 - National Dialogue on Agriculture

PRESS RELEASE - NATIONAL DIALOGUE on Quality Infrastructure for Agrticulture

Press Release-Saint Lucia Observes World Metrology Day

Press Releases - SLBS Invites all to its Standards & Business Showcase !!

Press Releases - SLBS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

SLBS Withdraws Products from the Market - February 2015

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - New Certification Standards Officer

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - Making Informed Purchasing Decisions

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS & CROSQ Convene Meeting of Information Personnel in Standardization

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS Launches Verification Service for the Health Sector.

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - A Group of Health & Beauty Establishments Lead the Charge in Quality

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS Encourages Local Companies to Own the Future

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS Awards Quality Mark to Food Products

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 15 - The SLBS Hosts Regional Workshop

New Adopted Standards

SLBS awards Quality Logo to Food Products

October 14th is World Standards Day

SLBS Withdraws Products from the Market

PRESS RELEASE:SLBS Invites Comments on Draft Standards Proposed for Adoption

STANDARDS Link VOL 2 ISSUE 14 - Draft Standards for Public Comment

STANDARDS Link VOL 2 ISSUE 14 - Feature Article by Mr. Julius James

STANDARDS Link VOL 2 ISSUE 14 - The SLBS and CROSQ convene meeting of Information Personnel in Standardization

STANDARDS Link VOL 2 ISSUE 14 - World Metrology Day 2014

STANDARDS Link VOL 2 ISSUE 14 - SLBS Moves Closer to Certification to ISO 9001:2008

SLBS encourages Local Companies to Own the Future

The SLBS Congratulates Baron Foods

PRESS RELEASE: World Metrology Day

PRESS RELEASE - SLBS launches Verification Service for the Health Sector

SLBS launches Verification Service for the Health Sector

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 13- Doctor's In

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 13 - Making Food Safe for All

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 13 - SLBS embraces Culture

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 13 -Lets Use Metric

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 13 - SLBS to unveil New Laboratory

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 12 - Technical Committee Launched

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 12 -SLBS Streamlines a Critical Process

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 Issue 12 - SLBS Promotes Business Development

STANDARDS Link VOL 2 ISSUE 12 - Editorial Committee fro National Standards Receive Training

STANDARDS Link VOL 2 ISSUE 12 - Certification Department to Lead The Way in 2014

STANDARDS Link Vol 2 ISSUE 12 - Director's Address

Public Notice - Adopted Standards

Safety is Important when decorating for the holidays.

SLBS working towards Efficiencies in the Clearing of Goods.

Address to the Nation by Minister Hippolyte World Standards Day, 14 October 2013

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Certification

The Certification Department is responsible for the SLBS Certification Programme which forms part of the conformity assessment system of SLBS.  It is a national certification programme which provides assurance that products, services and processes meet national standards/specifications.The programme was developed to improve the quality, competitiveness of the products and services produced in Saint Lucia.

The Department also issues a

Certificate of Free Sale which provides testimony that the sale of a particular product is not in contravention of the Standards Act and Regulations, and other National Legislation.

The Barcode Generation Service is another service for which the department is responsible. 

The Department is responsible for maintaining and coordinating the SLBS quality management system. 

Certification is a third-party attestation related to products, processes, systems or persons.  Attestation is the issue of a statement, based on decision following review that fulfilment of specified requirement has been demonstrated. 

Generally a certification programme offers assurance to the consumer and third party verification to the producer that a particular product or process meets the requirements of a standard or specification.It must be noted that the programme does not absolve participants from meeting the statutory and regulatory requirements pertaining to the product or process.

Our Certification Programmes are all voluntary, however, a sector grouping can make the programme mandatory through sector regulations, and a government can choose to do so through legislation.

The scope of the SLBS Certification programme is product and process certification.  

Benefits associated with the programme include:

o     Customer satisfaction and repeat business

o     Increased profitability

o     Greater competitiveness

o     Less wastage

o     Reduced costs 

o     High productivity

 The programme is administered under the guiding principles of: 

o Impartiality

o Confidentiality 

o Transparency and openness

o Competence

o Responsibility 

o Resolution of complaints 

The Certification Department of SLBS administers the following programmes: 

  1. Product Certification Programmes
  2. Food - Agroprocessors Certification Programme
  3. HACCP Recognition Programme
  4. Baker's Certification Programme
  5. Beauty & Wellness Certification Programme

SLBS Quality Logo is issued under our certification programmes for processes and services.

This Logo signifies that the service/ process is being delivered/conducted with a level of Quality based on the requirements of the applicable standards.

Establishments meeting the requirements for the Certification of their Process/Service will be required to sign an agreement with the SLBS for use of the SLBS Quality Logo, before issuance of the Certificate of Quality which will carry the Quality Logo. 

The Introduction of the Quality Logo associated with our Certification programmes work to: 

1. Help manufacturers and service providers demonstrate their commitment to quality and 

2. Provides third party validated proof to consumers that requirements of standards are being met. 

 

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards - List of Certified Clients 

 

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