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STANDARDS LINK VOL 1- ISSUE 17

STANDARDS LINK VOL 1- ISSUE 17 - World Standards Day 2017

STANDARDS LINK VOL 1- ISSUE 17 - Medical Laboratories working towards Accreditation

STANDARDS LINK VOL 1- ISSUE 17 - Implementation of revised Tobacco Products Standard - SLNS 27: 2016

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

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

World Standards Day Activities

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 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

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Label Assessment

Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards Label Assessment Programme
 
The Label Assessment Programme is based on requirements of mandatory standards SLNS Pt. 1:1993 Labelling of Commodities – General Requirements, SLNS 18 Pt. 2: 1993 Labelling of Commodities – Pre-packaged Goods and SLNS 18 Pt. 3 :1993 Labelling of Commodities – Pre-packaged foods. 
 
To ensure full compliance with the labelling regulations the Compliance Department of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards offers an assessment service which examines your labels for accuracy and efficiency.
  • Review of labels for compliance & accuracy and identify non-compliant labels within 3 working days
  • Provide a detailed assessment report identifying label non conformities
  • Share expertise and provide technical assistance for labelling. 
  • Contact you by phone or email to discuss changes as soon as possible.
What we need from you?
 
1. A completed Application for Approval of Labels for your product(s) Application for Approval of Labels form
2. A sample of the product label should be submitted by fax, emailed as a scanned document or delivered in person.
 
Possible results:
Denied - too many things are wrong.
Provisional - product is not yet on the market or approved as modified " – your label has been approved, but you must make changes.
Approved
 
10 Common Labeling Mistakes
  1. Problems with ingredient statement
  2. Formulation/Processing procedure do not agree with claims
  3. Label is illegible
  4. Label is incomplete because all required features are not provided as required under SLNS 18: part 1, 2, and 3. 
  5. Product standards not met (as it pertains to specific labelling requirements for certain product)
  6. Product name is incorrect (e.g. Pepper Sauce instead of Hot Sauce)
  7. Product Name font size incorrect
  8. Geographical Claim (example: "American Hot wings", if not produced in America, you can't call them "American”)
  9. Problem with nutritional facts label (Example: serving size incorrect)
  10. Undefined nutrient content claims (Example:  Low Salt., Low Fat)

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